Brand: Filter King Filter size: 12x20x1 Actual Size: 11.5 x 19.5 x 1 1-Inch Filter MERV 8 Filter Rating Protection From: Pollen, Dust, Mold, Dust Mites, Bacteria, Pet Dander, Smoke, Viruses Residential / Commercial Use
The air system’s in your home require an air filter to ensure that the airflow your home needs stays fresh and clean. The Filter King 12x20x1 air filter is able to fit many different air systems in a variety of homes. Any irritants in the airflow passing through the filter become trapped and absorbed in its intricate mesh weaving before it has the chance to enter your home ducts. The irritants that are able to enter a home through airflow are able to cause a variety of issues throughout a home. The air filters in a system will prevent any complications with irritants but in the process become dirty and cause issues themselves.
The air in a residential home cycles in a variety of ways from HVAC air systems to having the windows open. The air systems with filtration makes sure that the air passing through becomes c;enased of irritants. Clean air prevents breathing issues that would otherwise make a home uncomfortable or unsafe. The more filtered and cleaned up a home’s air, the higher its indoor air quality will be, and the more comfortable it is. The filtration process is good for the home, but the filter will eventually require replacement to avoid certain problems with incoming airflow.
The dirty air filters in your home air system become blockages that make it difficult for passing airflow to reach your ducts. The dirty filters are still able to stop all manner of dust, debris, pollutants and allergens, but at the cost of blocking out additional airflow as well. Air needs to cycle out in a home, because otherwise it stagnates and becomes a problem. Dried out, stagnant air is unhealthy to breathe in and is only one of the many problems that comes with dirty air filters.
Your apartment has less options when it comes to cycling the air inside, and less space in general meaning every breath counts. Your air filter will cleanse out incoming and outgoing airflow to make sure that every room stays fresh and clean. The filtering is especially necessary for homes with resident pets or smokers, the particles that result tend to stick to open surfaces when not filtered out. Dirty air filters causes problems to develop before airflow becomes blocked completely.
Dirty air filters end up costing you more than just the price of a new filter, over time they begin to rack up billings in other ways. When an air system is unable to fully process incoming airflow then the system will attempt to push it through by increasing its energy usage. The increased mechanical strain increases energy billing and heavily strains a systems pieces, wearing them down at a more rapid rate. The parts eventually break down, leaving an apartment with problems that could have otherwise been avoided with a new filter.
A Filter King 12x20x1 size filter is able to fit into HVAC air systems, it is also able to fit into certain furnace heating systems as well. Your furnace filter cleans out the incoming airflow after the furnace heats it up, but before it distribution via blower fan. The airflow is cleansed, the irritants trapped or absorbed, and the heated air is able to warm a home without issue. However, like the other air systems a furnace will need to replace its filters over time in order to avoid any issues with airflow blockage. In the case of a furnace filter, maintenance is required due to the increased risks involved.
With a furnace, airflow needs to flow out or the lack of airflow causes internal temperatures to rise to an extreme degree. The home feels the effects of the lack of heated airflow too, with temperatures fluctuating room to room. The heated air becomes trapped in a furnace and the resulting rise in temperature may warp different parts and increase energy usage. The costs for repair and billing are avoidable by installing a new filter, which is only a fraction of the price of repairs.
You often need to replace your old filter when they become too dirty due to all the irritants it has blocked over time. Your filters ability to block irritants is based on its MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). Your filters mesh weaving ranks on the scale and from there you are able to see just how effective it is at blocking out irritants. The Filter King 12x12x1 size air filters rank as an 8 on the MERV scale, and are capable of blocking out irritants like:
The filters efficiency also ties its ability to block out irritants in certain environments where filters are much more important. Homes in highly polluted areas, or with residents like smokers or pets, need air filters in order ensure clean air for residents.
Installing a new filter is quick and easy, only requiring you to follow a few easy steps that only need a little time. You are able to use the owner’s manual for a system to find where the new filters are going to need installation. From that location, you will be able to remove the old filters and note their size along the cardboard edge, in this case the size is 12x20x1. The old filter should be sealed in a container or bag, while the new filter becomes installed in its place.
Filter King offers a variety of services to help make your air filter maintenance process go as smoothly as possible. Our premium filters are affordable, and usable as soon as they arrive meaning the sooner you order, the better. We also ship our filters for free, with discounts on orders of multiple filters. Order now and enjoy the benefits of our quality products and services today!