20x20x2 filters : What size do you need?youfilters
Are you looking for a 20x20x2 filter or any other specific size? Every fall when you start your heating system, you probably want to replace your filter. It’s the right thing to do. Your heating device, not only makes your indoor more comfortable, it also removes contaminants from your indoor air.
A dirty filter can decrease the performance of your device, cause damage or even break your heating system. And obviously, it won’t clean the air you’re breathing. Have a look at your filter, if it’s covered with grey dust; remplace it as soon as possible.
Find the Right Size
How do you determine what filter size you need? 20x20x2, 20x20x5 or 24x24x4? It’s easy, the numbers correspond with the length, width and thickness of the filter. So, you can simply measure your furnace filter to find out what size you need. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer’s manual.
Types of Filters
It is important to know that there are several types of filters on the market: fiberglass filters, pleated filters, electrostatic filters.
Some types of filters, such as pleated filters are known to offer a superior filtration quality. You also have to know that their efficiency increases with thickness. Consequently, a 20x20x5 filter will offer a better filtration than a similar 20x20x2 filter.
What is MERV rating?
However, it’s important to compare apples to apples, or filters to filters! You need to compare filters of the same types and with the same MERV rating.
The MERV rating scale ranges from 1 to 16. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value. A filter with a high MERV rating will eliminate more particules. The highest ratings are used for commercial and industrial buildings such as apharmaceutical laboratory.
A filter with a medium MERV rating, around 8, provides an excellent value for your money. You can decide on the degree of filtration you need according to the people living in your house and their medical conditions. (Asthma, allergies, young children or seniors…) To help you make the right choice, verify the maximal MERV rating recommended for you heating-ventilation system.
Where can you buy your filters?
It can be difficult, sometimes impossible to find a specific filter model or size in regular stores. Youfilters.com makes it easy to shop for your filters by offering you a wide selection of furnace filters available in all sizes, including size 20x20x2.
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