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Accumulair® Emerald APR 450 Filters - 1/2 Inch

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Overview

  • APR 450
  • Efficiency MERV 6

Accumulair® Emerald 1/2" Filters come in over 200 standard sizes, however if you are unable to find your size, we can build one for you. Click Here for Custom Size Filters.

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Accumulair® Filters

What are Accumulair® Filters?

Accumulair® filters are air filters designed to filter the entire household. They each are electrostatically charged, come with a specially designed pleated shape, and last up to three months. Accumulair® manufactures over 200 sizes of air filters, offering a large variety of standard sizes for 1", 2", 4", and 6" depths, as well as 1/2". Accumulair® also offers custom made filters to fit any filter system.

Accumulair® offers five different types of filters:

  • Accumulair® Diamond (APR 1950)
  • Accumulair® Platinum (APR 1550)
  • Accumulair® Gold (APR 650)
  • Accumulair® Emerald (APR 450)
  • Accumulair® Carbon Odor Block

What is APR?

APR stands for Accumulair® Performance Rating. This rating has been established by the manufacturer of the Accumulair® Filters. This rating exists to demonstrate the different levels of efficiency throughout the Accumulair® filter line. Generally speaking, the higher the APR, the better the filter performs in capturing small airborne particles. This rating system is an internal rating system and applies to Accumulair® filters only.

Accumulair® Emerald

Special Features:

  • Efficiency up to MERV 6
  • Electrostatic filtration
  • Economical, high capacity media
  • 8 times more efficient than regular fiberglass filters
  • Lasts up to 3 months
  • Available in custom sizes
  • Listed and rated by underwriters Laboratories as U.L. Class 2
  • Made in USA

Accumulair® Emerald is a high capacity filter that provides more efficient filtration at a more economical price. The Accumulair® Emerald is given an APR 450 rating, which means that it is a lower efficiency filter designed for residents with medium air quality. It uses a special electrostatic filter media that collects airborne pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and bacteria. With a dust spot efficiency of less than 20%, it is 8 times more efficient than regular fiberglass filters. However, the resistance to airflow is relatively low, which means more efficient, longer-lasting filtration. Accumulair® Emerald filters come in many different standard sizes, but they can also be custom made to fit virtually any filter system.

Construction:

  • 100% synthetic media
  • Hydrophobic fibers
  • Does not support microbial growth
  • Pleated shape
  • Recyclable, galvanized, corrosion resistant metal backing
  • 2 piece heavy duty die cut frame

The construction of the Accumulair® Emerald filter is very important for the efficiency, function, and lifetime of the filter. Made of 100% synthetic fibers that are both electrostatic and hydrophobic, the Accumulair® Emerald maximizes filtration efficiency and inhibits the growth of microbes like bacteria, fungi, mold, and mildew. Also, this filter media is free of harmful chemicals, so the air filtered back into the room is clean, healthy, and free of harmful air pollutants.

A feature that enhances the overall performance of the filter is its uniform pleated shape. The pleated shape optimizes the filter’s dust holding capacity and allows for maximum airflow. To ensure against warping and bending, the pleated filter is laminated to a steel support that protects it against pressure from air moving through the filter. The filter is bonded to the inside of a two piece heavy duty die cut frame. Clay coated and moisture resistant, this frame is designed with horizontal and diagonal grid supports to add further support and durability.

How It Works:

Accumulair® Emerald filters utilize electrostatic filtration, which is a step up from regular fiberglass filters, which capture pollutants but are not very efficient. With the Accumulair® Emerald filter, as air passes through the filter, the electrostatically charged fibers trap the oppositely charged particles like tiny magnets.

The Accumulair® Emerald filter is made to fit many different sizes, but it can also be custom made to fit any desired filter system without modifications. This filter is many times used as a primary filter for less polluted areas, but it is also frequently used as a pre-filter for more expensive high-efficiency systems in industrial and commercial buildings.

Accumulair® Emerald filters are designed to last up to three months, but filter life can vary depending on several different factors. Air quality, for example, has an impact on the life of the filter; poorer air quality can result in shorter filter life, and other factors, such as rate of airflow and types of allergens, also can determine filter life. These conditions can cause contaminants to build up on the fibers and to lower the efficiency of the filter, so it is important to keep the filter replaced regularly.

Accumulair® Emerald Removes:

  • Dust mites
  • Dust particles
  • Mold spores
  • Bacteria
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen grains
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Lint, dirt, debris, etc.

Ideal For:

  • Anyone with medium air quality
  • Anyone looking for filtration superior to regular fiberglass
  • Anyone who needs pre-filtration for higher efficiency systems
Specifications
Characteristics                       Accumulair Emerald - APR 450
Filter Media 100% Tribo-Electric Synthetic Media                       
Frame Double wall moisture resistant frame
Media Support Expanded Metal
Max. Temperature 150 Degrees F
Max. Humidity 100% relative humidity
Width Tolerance (+/-) 1/8"
Height Tolerance (+/-) 1/8"
Depth Tolerance (+/-) 1/8"
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FAQ

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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