Air Bear® Filter 20 x 25 x 5
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- Air Bear 20 x 25 x 5 - Actual size 19 3/4" x 24 1/4" x 4 3/4"
- Electrostatic charged filter media provides added efficiency
- Gaskets on top and bottom prevents air-by-pass
- Air Bear filters fit perfectly in air cleaner cabinet
- Low airflow resistance
- Varying density for maximum dust holding capacity
- Prevents bacterial growth
- Evenly spaced pleats
- Sturdy beverage cardboard frame resist moisture
- Effifiency tested per ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 52.2
How do you choose the right Air Bear® filter for your home or office?
There are a lot of pollutants and contaminants in the air of most homes that an Air Bear filter must capture. A big reason many homes have dirty air is that most people with central air conditioning rarely open their windows. The pollutants and contaminants can be mold, algae, common dust, pollen, dust mites, and if you have a dog or cat; pet dander plus many other impurities. Make no mistake about it, these harmful airborne pollutants are in your home. For instance, mold spores are everywhere. They are a common component of household and workplace dust. Furthermore, the indoor air can contain toxic gases from many sources, like cleaning agents, pesticides, toilets, paints, pet odors, just to name a few.
Sounds scary, doesn't it? But don't despair, the right 20x25x5 Air Bear filter can make a big difference. To choose the right filter for your air purifier or air cleaner it is important to understand MERV ratings, and carbon filters. The MERV rating can have an impact on the amount of airflow through your ductwork, on the quality of the air, on the cleanliness of your furnace or air handler, and on the energy consumed. In today's high tech world, you and and your family deserve clean, healthy air in your home.
The 20x25x5 Air Bear filters on this page are "deep pleat" filters, so they have more surface area than other filters used for homes. Because of this added surface area, the filters are more efficient and they do not have to be changed as often as say, a one inch deep fiberglass filter. You might ask, how often should I change my filter? The answer is, it depends on how often you run your blower and how dusty your neighborhood is. But, a good rule of thumb is, every 6 months.
Now, about the MERV ratings of 20x25x5 Air Bear filters. There are three popular MERV ratings for whole house filters, MERV 8, MERV 11, and MERV 13. MERV 8 is the least expensive. It also has the least resistance to air flow. However, there is a trade-off. Your MERV 8 Air Bear filter will be the least efficient in capturing pollutants and contaminants.
The MERV 13 filter is the most efficient but it is also the most expensive. It also has the highest resistance to air flow. However, this may not be drawback if you have a relatively clean cooling coil or have good air flow through your ductwork. While some air conditioning experts may recommend lower MERV's, I should tell you millions of these MERV 13 filters are out there all over America doing their job with no problems.
Last of the three, MERV 11 is the compromise filter, middle of the road efficiency, middle of the road price.
The 20x25x5 ODOR DEFENSE® Air Bear replacement is in a class of its own. This is because it captures microscopic particles, but in addition it captures foul odors and harmful toxic gases. These gases are introduced into your home in all kinds of ways, like pesticides, cleaning agents, smoke, materials used to build furniture, leather products, and the list can go on and on, perhaps hundreds or thousands of volatile organic compounds.
I should say that while a good air filter will make a big difference in the quality of the air in your home, it is also important to find the source of the pollutants and remove it, seal it, or take whatever corrective action necessary to mitigate the problem. Some of these sources can come from the air conditioning drain pan and drain tubing, the refrigerator drain pan, pesticides, sprays, paints, and some other obvious sources. These pollutants can also come from sources you cannot do much to mitigate, like formaldehyde, building materials, pressed wood products like your kitchen cabinets. We know you cannot throw away your kitchen cabinets so these are the types of sources your air filter can help with by capturing these pollutants as they travel in the airflow through your air conditioning system.
Today so many people are using mobile phones to search for products and for educational information online. Mobile phones are such a great invention. Mobile phones have made life a lot easier and at the same time a lot more difficult. Easier because with can search for products, like these Air Bear filters and compare with Amazon while driving our car (kidding), but no, while walking through a department store or visiting a friend. More difficult because we are constantly getting messages from friends, ads, and other notifications. It can drive you bunkers.
For shopping online mobile devices are great, even while you are sitting at home watching television you can search for an Air Bear filter and order it right there on the spot. Next time you are out shopping or whatever and you remember you need to replace your Air Bear filter, use your mobile device and text us at 561-899-9266, or simply place an order right on your cell phone, smart phone, or mobile device. Just tell Google assistant "20x25 air-filters-direct.com", (no need to say the dash) then scroll down to the page that has "LOOK", that's us.
A question many people ask us is, how often should I change my 20x25x5 Air Bear air filter? This is a little tricky. You see, it depends on several factors. The general rule of thumb in the air conditioning industry is every six months. But, it really depends on how often you run your blower and how dusty your neighborhood is. If you have a dirt road in front of your home, naturally the air filter will need to be replaced more often. On the other hand, if you live in a cold climate where your furnace runs all the time, you can expect to replace your filter more often that every six months.
The rules above are for a 20x25x5 Air Bear filter, but if you have a one inch filter in your system, then the game changes. You can expect a one inch pleated filter to last three months. Again, this depends on how often you run your blower and how dusty your neighborhood is. If you have a one inch throw away fiberglass filter don't expect it to clean your household air to any degree. Thes filters are made to keep large particles from getting into your blower and cooling coil, large particles like cockroaches. These filter are meant to protect your system and not your lungs..