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10x14x2 (9.5x13.5x1.75) Accumulair Carbon Odor Eliminating Filter

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What is an Accumulair Filter? The brand Accumulair has been around more than 10 years. Accumulair makes high quality aftermarket filters right here in the USA! Accumulair air filters are chemical free so you never have to worry about the addition of unnecessary chemicals to your air. Furthermore, the Accumulair filter material is designed so that it will not support the development of mold, mildew, bacteria, or other microorganisms in normal use. So if you are looking for a way to help reduce airborne allergens such as bacteria, particles that carry viruses, pollen, mold spores, fine dust, and pet dander then an Accumulair air filter is for you! Accumulair...as essential as the air you breathe!

Why are there two sizes for each filter? In the filter industry, there are two sizes, the Nominal Size and the Actual Size. The Nominal Size is the advertised or listed size of a filter. This is usually printed on the filter and a whole number, like 16x20x1. However, most of the time the filter will measure something different, the Actual Size. Actual Size is the true, measured size of a filter. If the Actual Size is listed or printed on the filter it will typically be in parenthesis or in smaller font. The Actual Size is typically a fraction like 16.5 x 19.5 x 0.75. ***When purchasing a filter, be sure you are getting the correct Actual Size. Sometimes there is more than one actual size to nominal size.***

What do I do if I ordered the wrong filter? Ordered the wrong filter? No problem! Simply fill out this Return Form and send back the filter. There is no limit on when the return must be processed. For more information see our Return Policy.

What is MERV? MERV means Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value which was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Engineers, ASHRAE. The higher the MERV rating the more efficient the filter will be at capturing airborne particles. Please check with your HVAC specialist as to what MERV rating is best for your system.

What is the MERV rating of Carbon filters? The main use of the Carbon filter is to remove odors from the air. The filters are made with a carbon impregnated media and are not electrostatically charged. The Carbon filter does not have a MERV rating. If you want to remove odors such as cigarette smoke or cooking fumes then the Carbon filter is perfect for you. If you are wanting the best filtration possible then choose a MERV rated filter, remember the higher the MERV, the best the filtration!

MERV Rating Chart

MERV Value

Average Particle Size Efficiency

(0.3-1 Microns)

Average Particle Size Efficiency

(1-3.Microns)

Average Particle Size Efficiency

(3-10 Microns)

Particles that are trapped:

MERV 1

-

-

Less than 20%

Pollen, Dust Mites, Standing Dust, Spray Paint Dust, Carpet Fibers.

MERV 2

-

-

Less than 20%

MERV 3

-

-

Less than 20%

MERV 4

-

-

Less than 20%

MERV 5

-

-

20%-34%

All of the above and Mold Spores, Hair Spray, Fabric Protector, Cement Dust.

MERV 6

-

-

35%-49%

MERV 7

-

-

50%-69%

MERV 8

-

-

70%-85%

MERV 9

-

Less than 50%

85% or better

All of the above and Humidifier Dust, Lead Dust, Auto Emissions, Milled Flour.

MERV 10

-

50%-64%

85% or better

MERV 11

-

65%-79%

85% or better

MERV 12

-

80%-89%

90% or better

MERV 13

Less than 75%

90% or better

90% or better

All of the above and Bacteria, Most Tobacco, Smoke, etc.


Particles and Their Micron Ratings
(a micron is a unit of measurement in the metric system equal to 1 millionth of a meter in length)

Particle

Approximate Particle Size (microns)

Bacteria

0.2-1

Dust Mites

3

Hair Spray

10

Human Hair

100

Pollen

10

Mold Spores

3

Tobacco Smoke

1


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