Aprilaire’s MERV 13 and MERV 16 Air Filters were recently featured in Consumer Reports’ 2020 Air Filter Ratings. Check out their full ratings and reviews for the latest information on the most efficient models.
By putting an Aprilaire High-Efficiency Air Cleaner on every system you install or service, you're ensuring that system against the problems that come with high-static, quick dust-loading 1" filters: frozen or dirty coils and inefficient equipment performance.
Don't let a 1" filter make call backs and lost profits a reality for you. Do it right the first time with an Aprilaire Air Cleaner.
One-inch filters begin with high static pressure and over time this pressure increases. Factor in an irregular replacement schedule and this static pressure as it continues to increase can cause major problems for your other HVAC equipment.
Aprilaire High-Efficiency Filters offer both low system static pressure and low media velocity. This is due to our filters having deeper pleats and NINE TIMES the surface area of the average 1" filter.
By restricting the water flow from a hose you increase the velocity of water flow and you increase the pressure inside the hose. And just like the hose, restrictive undersized filters add pressure to HVAC systems.
Aprilaire Filters have more surface area to decrease resistance and velocity for better air flow and increased system performance.
Aprilaire filters have NINE TIMES more surface area than a 1" filter, extremely low initial resistance, and high dust holding capacity. This allows them to work for 12 months without being overly restrictive. That's one filter change-out versus anywhere from 3 or 4 to TWELVE.
Having a long-lasting filter protecting your installs maintains proper airflow and reduces the likelihood for callbacks.
More filter surface area is the key. Not only does it reduce static pressure and increase filter life, but it also means that more particles will be trapped.
The low amount of surface area on a 1" filter means that it fills up fast and increases a system's static pressure more quickly.
Check out the chart below to see how much better an Aprilaire MERV 11 or MERV 13 filter performs over a MERV 8 or MERV 11 1" filter.
Aprilaire's Pure Fit Promise highlights our filters' Self-Seal Technology, Interlock Rail System, and Clean Coil Commitment. This lets homeowners know that the way we manufacture our filters keeps bypass air to a minimum. Not only does this improve their indoor air quality, but it also keeps their HVAC system cleaner for longer.
Aprilaire's Interlock Rail System creates a secure fit without extra cardboard or metal materials getting in the way. This also reduces bypass air and improves system efficiency and indoor air quality.
Aprilaire's patented Self-Seal Technology reduces bypass, improving filter performance and providing superior protection of homes and indoor air health