When it comes to air filters, size matters. Not only do you need to make sure you have the right filter for your HVAC system, but you also need to make sure it fits properly. To ensure you get the right filter for your home or business, it's important to understand the actual size of the filter you need. The model number of many air filters is very similar, so it's important to check the actual size (the measured dimensions of the filter) to make sure you have the correct one.
This video will guide you through the steps of identifying the right air filter for your HVAC system. The most common air filter sizes are known as standard AC and oven filter sizes. These sizes are easy to find, but some require custom-sized air filters. The MERV rating of an air filter determines how efficient it is and what it can trap.
Most HVAC systems use standard-size filters, but some require custom-sized filters. The MERV 8 to MERV 16 ratings are available depending on your HVAC system. If you have a system that has the option of a highly efficient MERV 15 filter, such as Bryan and Carrier offer germicidal air purifiers, then you may be able to choose from these ratings. In addition to filtering everything that MERV 11 filters can do, the MERV 13 air filter can filter smoke, smog and virus carriers.
Forcing an incorrect filter size on a filter can cause it to bend, damage the filter, or reduce its ability to function properly. This creates charged particles that will attract other particles in the air for better filtration when using electrostatic filters. When looking for an air filter, it's important to measure all three dimensions: length, width and height. In some cases, the length and width are interchangeable, but you'll always need to make sure to measure those three specific dimensions of an air filter or oven filter. By understanding the actual size of an air filter and what type of filtration it provides, you can ensure that your home or business has clean and fresh air. With this knowledge, you can make sure that your HVAC system is running efficiently and effectively.