Brand: Filter King Filter size: 14x18x1 Actual Size: (13.5 X 17.5 X 1) 1-Inch Thick Filter MERV 8 Filter Rating Protection From: Pollen, Dust, Mold, Dust Mites, Bacteria, Pet Dander, Smoke, Viruses Residential / Commercial Use
Filter King premium 14x18x1 model air filters are ergonomically designed to provide effective filtration at affordable prices. The filters fit your home HVAC and furnace systems and protect against any particles trying to enter via incoming airflow. Air filters consist of a tight mesh weave that traps and absorbs particles right out of passing airflow as it pumps in. The air filters will eventually become full of the particles they block, leading to problems throughout your home and its air systems. Filter King brand filters provide the filtration needed for home in a variety of environments, protecting against several types of airborne particles.
Your home' s air systems work constantly to provide fresh, clean air and prevent the indoor air quality from dipping. Depending on location, your home may face high levels of pollutants or rising levels of allergens during certain seasons. Air filters will block all the particles that they can, and eventually reach a point where they are unable to hold anymore. The dirty filters become a blockage in the system and fresh airflow is prevented from entering the system. When your home is unable to cycle its air, then it becomes stagnant and uncomfortable, possible breathing issues might develop as well.
Apartment air systems bring in fresh air and as the new air cycles in, the old needs to cycle out to prevent any issues. Old air becomes dry, hot, stagnant and generally uncomfortable to breathe which may cause breathing issues as time goes on. Air cycling also prevents old air particles from causing issues, a problem that becomes especially noticeable in apartments with resident smokers or pets. Smoke particles and pet dander have resident smokers or pets, the particles that result tend to cover any open surface they can. Clean air filters allow airflow to cycle without issue for the system and the home.
The furnace in your home pumps in air, heats it, pushes the air through a filter, before finally distributing it through the duct system. The filtration part of the process ensures that the heated does not let any intruding particles through the system. Like other air systems in your home, the furnace filters will eventually become so dirty that airflow will not be able to pass by efficiently. A dirty furnace filter is not just a growing issue, it has the ability to become a dangerous one as well.
A dirty furnace filter leads to issues similar to dirty air filters in other systems as well, primarily with the problems surrounding its blockage of airflow. For a furnace, restricted airflow means that the heated air is unable to pass effectively through the filter and the home' s temperature will fluctuate in response. The trapped air also creates a temperature issue with the furnace itself, causing the heat to rise to levels that may severely damage the system. Furnace repairs are costly, with air filter maintenance only being a fraction of the cost.
An air system is at its best when the filters are replaced regularly. The filter replacement rate is commonly gauged by considering environment and MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. Homes in areas with high levels of pollution or allergies tend to go through filters at a much faster rate. The particles build up over time, and the filter' s ability to block them is determined by the tightness of its mesh weaving. The MERV rating of a filter is the calculated measurement of its mesh weaving' s ability to block out particles.
The Filter King 14x18x1 size model air filter has the rating of 8 on the MERV scale, which is a preferred number for the average home. When a filter' s MERV rating is too high, then the effects of the tight mesh weaving are often as bad for airflow as a dirty filter is. The lack of effective airflow causes the machinery in a system to overexert and wear down faster, your home' s energy billing increases as well over time. Our filters allow airflow to pass more easily while also blocking out issues like:
Air filter replacement is necessary on a regular basis or the effects will begin to affect the comfort of your home. First, locate the air filters, the owner' s manual for the system will provide the location. Once found, take the filter out and find the size number along its cardboard edge. With the right size in mind, your new air filters will be able to effectively replace the old ones and provide a system with fresh, clean air. The process should need repeating every month or so to avoid any air problems in your home.
We offer a delivery service that makes our air filters even more affordable for the average home. New filters come straight to your door, and shipping for all orders is free. The Filter King subscription service has new filters brought to your door periodically to replace old filters before they become a problem. Order today for new filters and keep your home smelling as fresh as possible.