Brand: Filter King Filter size: 16x25x1 Actual Size: (15.75 X 24.75 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
The air system in the average residence needs a filtration tool in order to prevent the airflow coming in from causing issues. The 16x25x1 air filter is the typical model size used for many systems for easy installation. Air filters installed will protect a residence, but over time the air particles they block will accumulate and become an problem. Consistent air filter maintenance is important to maintain in order to get the very most out of all the help filtration is able to provide.
Residential homes rest in a variety of environments, which means that fresh air is not always guaranteed. HVAC and heating systems bring in air that is then filtered before distribution. The filtration process prevents airborne irritants from causing problems throughout a home that affects indoor air quality. Residential homes are susceptible to allergies during the warmer seasons, and depending on location pollutants are an issue too.
Residences in apartment buildings are usually susceptible to the big issues that come with living in a location with so many other people. The air coming through the building is able to carry all types of airborne particles from other surrounding homes. Airflow is particularly problematic when it is carrying particles from residences containing smokers or pets. Smoke particles and dander are annoying as well as dangerous for those with easily triggered lung problems. Air filters in apartment buildings prevent problematic air from traveling into a building, as well as stopping blockage causing irritants from traveling throughout a home.
The heating system works differently from the others in its filtration process, bringing the air in first for heating then cleaning it up. The air filter in a heating system is between the furnace and fan that distributes the air. The filter positioning is strategically placed so that all the system brings in as much air as possible before filtering it.
However, a dirty furnace filter becomes a dangerous complication if not replaced. When dirty, an air filter is unable to efficiently let airflow pass by. For a furnace, unreleased heated air causes a jump in temperature that could severely damage the system. The residence also suffers from a lack of heated air, making temperatures much different from the one shown on a thermostat. Air filter maintenance prevents many complications by having old dirty filters replaced with brand new, fresh and clean ones.
Air filter maintenance is a large responsibility that helps avoid various issues from happening further down the line. The rate of filter replacement often depends on location and MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. Air filters consist of a tight mesh weaving designed to trap and absorb passing particles in the airflow. An air filter with a higher MERV rating has more tightly weaved mesh, which means that it is also able to catch smaller particles.
The new filter you buy for a system should have a more moderate ranking in order to balance effectiveness and affordability. When a filters MERV rating is too high, then the result is a weaving that blocks as much air as it does particles. The air system will need to use more energy to bypass tighter filters and the spike in electrical usage ends up increasing a residence’s billing. Filter King 16x25x1 model filters rank as an 8 on the MERV scale, which means that they protect against:
A residence is better off receiving new filters before any of the problems that mark dirty or inefficient filtrations start happening. The air filters locations are in the owner's manual, which will describe where to find and uninstall them. After removal, an old filter becomes disposable while the fresh, new filters to provide effective filtration. An old air filter often needs disposal every month or so before the captured air particles start causing complications.
Air filter maintenance is fairly simple, the only real inconvenience being the need to find a new filter to use every month. Filter King offers a subscription service that has a new air filter delivered to a residence as often as by the month. We also offer free shipping for any any and all orders, with discounts for orders of multiple filters. Order to today and see how our discounts make already affordable filters even more convenient for the average household.