When it comes to air filters, there are a variety of sizes available to suit different needs. From 1-inch filters to custom-sized filters, there is something for everyone. In this article, we will discuss the most popular sizes of air filters, how to identify the right size for your home or business HVAC system, and how often you should change your filter. The most common sizes of air filters are 1-inch, 2-inch, and 4-inch deep.
These filters are typically used in air conditioning systems, ovens, HVAC systems, and Atomic Filters. We also offer custom-sized filters for those who need something specific. To find the right size for your system, you can remove the existing filter from its slot and examine the filter frame. The size is usually printed along the edge of the filter frame.
It is important to note that the size printed on the filter frame is the nominal size of the filter, which may differ from its actual size. If the actual dimensions do not appear on the filter frame, it is best to measure the filter for accuracy. When it comes to changing your air filter, it is important to do so regularly. Generally, 1-inch pleated AC filters should be changed every 2 to 3 months depending on use.
Environments with smoke, heavy dust (for example, desert), or pets may need a more frequent air filter change. Whole house AC filters with a size of approximately 3 to 6 inches wide can have a lifespan of 6 to 12 months depending on environmental conditions. When ordering new air filters, it is important to round measurements to the nearest whole number. This ensures that the filter fits perfectly in its slot and allows for proper airflow. It is also important to make sure that the size of the air conditioning and oven filters are smaller than the dimensions of the filter compartment.
If not, dust, dirt and germs can bypass the filter and circulate back into your home. To make sure you are choosing the right size for your system, watch this video for guidance on using an oven filter size chart and expert advice on avoiding common mistakes. Once you determine the exact dimensions that best fit your needs, place an order for your filter size with the exact fraction or decimal of your preferred measurements. By using a properly sized filter and changing it regularly, you can experience cleaner indoor air and fewer system problems. If you have any questions about air filter sizes or need help finding the right one for your system, contact us today!.