What Type of Material is Used in an Air Filter 16x20x1?

The filter frames used in air filters 16x20x1 are made of beverage cardboard, which is strong enough to provide 65% to 80% efficiency for filtering particles between 1 and 3 microns. This includes legionella, lead dust, humidifier dust, charcoal dust, and nebulizer droplets. The efficiency for filtering particles between 0.30 and 1 micron is between 20% and 35%, which includes bacteria, most smoke, sneeze nuclei, insecticide dust, copier toner, and facial powder.

MERV 12 pleated allergen reduction air filters

are designed to remove the most common allergens from the air stream, such as pet dander, microbes, mold, and bacteria.

Pleated air filters are more effective than non-pleated air filters because they have more surface area for trapping contaminants. These filters are usually installed in food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, education and industrial facilities to improve air quality.

MERV 12 pleated air filters

offer an efficiency of between 85% and 90% to filter particles between 3 and 10 microns in size (such as mold spores, anti-dust agents and cement dust).

Washable Electrostatic Air Filters

Washable electrostatic air filters can be washed and reused multiple times. This eliminates the hassle and expense of buying and storing replacement filters.

A filter's MERV rating measures how efficiently it removes contaminants from the air stream based on the size of the particles it can effectively capture. If you have pets, children, or allergy sufferers in your home or business, it is recommended to replace filters more often to maintain higher indoor air quality and keep energy costs down. When creating a filter with this tool, you must use the “real” size of the filter, that is, the size shown by the measuring tape, and not a nominal filter size.