Brand: Filter King Filter size: 16x20x1 Actual Size: (15.75 X 19.75 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
16x20x1 size air filters provide protection for air systems and furnaces alike to keep a residence’s airflow clean and breathable. The average heating, cooling, and HVAC air system use air filters as a protective tool to keep clean air coming in and intruding particles out. The filters are able to protect your home, but the particles they block will eventually become a problem for the filters and the system. Filter King premium filters are able to balance affordability and quality to ensure that you get the very best out of your air system.
A residential home’s air systems pump in air at a constant rate in order to keep the indoor air quality fresh. As air comes in it goes through filtration, where an air filters tight mesh weaving absorbs and traps particles in the passing airflow. High levels of pollutants and allergens become an especially problematic issue when an air system is unable to properly block out the irritants. Over time, the particles blocked by the air filters begin to build up and create blockages in the mesh weaving.
The air systems used in apartment buildings constantly work to prevent dirty air from coming in, as well as stopping airborne irritants from traveling through an apartment. Apartment air is constantly cycled so that the new air replaces the old to prevent stagnation. Air cycling is also important for homes that have any resident smokers or pets. The particles that come from inside an apartment filter out with fresh airflow, stopping them from settling on any surfaces they can. Dirty air filters prevent old air and its particles from leaving, clean filters help bring fresh air in and help guide old air and problematic particles out.
A heating system for a residence needs air filters installed to help stop the warmed air from bringing any contagions into your home. As air pumps into a furnace, the system heats it up to appropriate temperature needed to match your thermostat. The heated air is pushed through the filter into a fan that distributes it into the duct system, and then into the home. The air filter used processes plenty of different particles over its lifetime, but it will eventually become dirty and require changing.
A dirty furnace air filters have a tendency to become problematic, even dangerous over time. The trapped particles create a blockage that make it difficult for airflow to pass through easily. Restricted airflow leads to a series of problems, one of the more basic complications being that the home will not receive the heated air and dip in temperature. A more serious problem is that trapped air leads to greater temperatures, heating the furnace to dangerous degrees. The system may be severely damaged or shut down entirely if maintenance is not done for a long enough time.
Your air systems need regular maintenance before the problems that come from dirty filters start becoming more and more evident. You will be able to better gauge when filters need replacing by taking your home’s environment into account and the filters MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. The environment of your home determines just what kind of particles and how many a filter will need to filter on a daily basis. The MERV rating describes how effective a filters mesh weaving is at blocking out airborne particles.
Filter King 16x20x1 size model filter has an 8 rating on the MERV scale, balancing effectiveness with affordability. When a filter’s MERV rating is too high, the tight weaving actually starts to create as many problems as it solves for your home. Airflow is unable to pass through effectively causing the air system to increase its energy usage in an attempt to bypass the problems. When the machinery in an air system works too hard for too long, then it begins to wear down, which may even lead to a total breakdown. Our filters allow airflow to pass through easily while also blocking out issues like:
Filter replacement is an easy process, especially with an owner’s manual to show where the filters are installed. Once you find the filters, you may remove them to see the size the replacement needs to be on the cardboard edge. Once noted, a new filter comes in the size you need and installed to prevent air system problems. The old filter is disposed of while the new one provides clean air, the process is repeated every month or so.
Filter King offers delivery services that are both affordable and convenient for a chore like air filter maintenance. We have a subscription service where we bring a new filter straight to your home as often as by the month. Shipping is free, and discounts are available the more filters there are per order. Head to our website online or call to order today and keep the air in your home fresh, clean and free of intruding particles.