This MERV 8 12x12x1 pleated air filter fulfills the main purpose of an air filter which is to shield the internal working parts of your HVAC system from unwanted dust and debris. Aditionally, a MERV 8 rating will capture common allergy particles like dander and dust mites. You’ll be capturing particles of the 3-10 micron range at a 73% efficiency and even particles down to the 1 micron level at a 40% efficiency. Exactly how big is a micron? The answer to that is 0.00004 inches! But if you want to capture these particles with an even greater efficiency, we offer MERV 11 and even as high as MERV 13 for those that need the cleanest possible air.
To ensure that your filter is doing the best job for your system and your air, remember to change these right around every 90 days for optimal performance under average conditions. You may need to look at more frequent changes if you are in a desert-type environment or if you are near a high-traffic area. Regardless of the length of time you prefer to use your filters, we are happy to send you a little reminder to keep you on that schedule if you sign up for our Filter Change Reminder service.
If you need to ensure that this filter will fit properly, we have a handy Measurement Guide that you can use for reference. It’s always safe to measure again just to be sure. Of course, we are more than happy to help you with any questions if you would like to call us! Remember, your air filter orders always ship with FREE Fed Ex Ground shipping to anywhere in the contiguous USA!