Measuring for your new air filter
Getting a properly sized air filter is one of the most important things a person can do to protect their home and health. Properly filtered systems last years longer; they also run much more efficiently, resulting in energy savings. But most importantly, recent studies have linked polluted indoor air to heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
path of least resistance
If air has a choice between resistance and no resistance, it will take the path of least resistance every time. If your air filter is not correctly sized and sealed, all the air and pollution will go around it and avoid filtration altogether. Some people purchase high-efficiency air filters to get better filtration to make matters worse. But higher efficiency usually means greater resistance, which only compounds the problem.
How do I know what size air filter I need?
Check to see if your furnace or A/C has an existing air filter. If so, does it fit properly? If it contains a disposable furnace filter, are there any crushed corners, or has the filter been forced into the system to fit? If not, measure the existing filter with a tape measure. This is the replacement size you should be ordering for your new AIRTEVA air filter. If the filter does not fit properly, or you do not have an existing air filter in your system, you will have to measure the grill opening or the filter slot of your furnace/air handler. If you have any questions or concerns - we're here to help! Click Here to ask your question. We'll respond within 24 hours.
WHERE ARE AIR FILTERS LOCATED?
You can find your air filter inside your heating/cooling system or the return grills in your home. These return grills might be on the ceiling or a wall.
How do I measure air filters in grills or vents?
1. Many air filter grills have obstructions such as stop tabs, rivets, and screws.
You want to make sure you take your measurement between these objects and subtract 3/8 inch, so the air filter will fit between them when you install it.
2. Because AIRTEVA air filters feature a Patented Leak-Guard seal, the filter does not have to fit edge to edge tight. As long as your measurement is larger than the inner lip of the grill, your filter will seal properly. Leave yourself room to remove and re-install it easily.
3. Always open the air filter grill to take the measurement; don't assume the inside size is the same as the outside.
4. Do not take your measurement from the size printed on your throw-away type furnace filters. Often, the size printed on those filters is a nominal size and not the size of the actual filter. It is common for a filter to be undercut up to 1/2" from the nominal size
Printed size VS Actual size
|Printed Filter Size
||13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 3/4
||13 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3/4|
||13 3/4 x 23 3/4 x 3/4
||13 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 3/4
||13 7/8 x 29 7/8 x 3/4
||14 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3/4
||15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 3/4
||15 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3/4
||15 3/8 x 23 3/8 x 3/4
||15 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 3/4
||15 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 3/4
||17 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 3/4
||17 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3/4
||17 3/8 x 23 3/8 x 3/4
||17 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 3/4
||17 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 3/4
||19-3/8 x 23-3/8 x 3/4
||19 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3/4
||19 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 3/4
||19 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 3/4
||19 5/8 x 29 5/8 x 3/4|
||23 3/8 x 23 3/8 x 3/4
||23 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 3/4
||24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 3/4
How do I measure air filters in furnaces and air handlers?
1. When measuring the filter track or slot, look for obstructions, such as screws. Be sure to allow for any obstacle in your measurements.
2. Because AIRTEVA air filters feature a Patented Leak-Guard seal, the filter does not have to fit edge to edge tight. As long as your measurement is larger than the inner lip of the track, your filter will seal properly. Leave yourself room to remove and re-install it easily.
3. AIRTEVA air filter frame is made of sturdy aluminum and will not bend.
An air handler, or air handling unit (often abbreviated to AHU), is a mechanical device used to regulate and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. More From Wikipedia
A furnace is an appliance used to generate heat for all or part of a building. Furnaces are a significant component of a central heating system. More From Wikipedia
Measuring Furnaces & Air Handlers for Filters
Make sure you leave enough room to replace any panels or access doors.