There is nothing like breathing clean, fresh air whether outdoors or indoors. You might not have total control over the pollution and cleanliness level of your local outdoor air, but there is much you can do to assure the cleanliness and health of indoor air. One key action item involves installing quality air filters, and our 16 x 25 x 5 discount air filters are a great choice.
Our 16 x 25 x 5 filter replaces the following part numbers:
- Honeywell FC100A1029, CF200A1008, CF200D1625
- Accumulair DPFW16X25X5M11
- Quality Filters SBHW29MQP, 50001-202-0042
Filters are categorized based on how much and what they filter from the air. The categorization system is know as MERV, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Here are some typical MERV levels for filters, along with the corresponding categories in our filters.
The MERV 8 (DUST) type of filter removes numerous allergens and particles from the air. It does not do so to the same extent as more high-end HVAC filters, but it is also more effective at cleaning the air than low-end filters.
The MERV 11 (ALLERGY) type filter is a level up in effectiveness from the MERV8 filter, as it filters more from indoor air.
The MERV 13 (HEALTH) type filter is another step up from the MERV 8 and MERV11. This is because of its greater ability to filter out more allergens from indoor air.
We have various choices available in 16 x 25 x 5 air filters, including Dust, Allergy, Health, and Odor. This range of options suits a variety of specific needs for filtration.
The 16 x 25 x 5 filter is quick and easy to install. Here’s how to do that:
Before getting started with changing the air filter, turn off the power that is going to your furnace. Remove the old air filter from the HVAC system, and throw away that filter. When placing your new air filter into the grille, make sure the arrow on the side of the filter is pointing toward the furnace. Turn the power and furnace back on, and verify that everything is working correctly.
Air Duct Cleaning Guidance
Many people are aware of the concept of air duct cleaning, which involves a professional thoroughly cleaning all of the HVAC ducts in the heating and cooling system. Some think this will have health benefits, but it has not been proven to result in health benefits. Air duct cleaning is a good idea under certain circumstances, such as if there is overgrowth of mold in the ducts as determined by a professional inspection, if there are rodents or insects in the ducts, or if there is an excess of dust and particles in the ducts. Cleaning the ducts may improve the efficiency of the heating and cooling system.
Whether or not you decide to have your air ducts professionally cleaned, it is always a wise idea to install high-quality air filters in your HVAC system. Our 16 x 25 x 5 filters are a great choice, and we have discount furnace filters available in a variety of other sizes and types too.