When it comes to choosing the right air filter for your home, there are a few important factors to consider. The Filtrete AC oven air filter is presented as our best overall oven replacement filter, with its high-efficiency MERV-12 rating making it a great choice for homeowners who want to trap as much debris as possible in the air. At its most basic function, an air filter removes impurities such as dust, pet dander, or even bacteria from the air that flows through the system. Not only does this improve the air quality inside your home, but it also protects your HVAC system from potential damage. When selecting an oven filter, you should look for one that meets the proper MERV standard.
An odor-reducing filter, such as the Arm & Hammer option, is a great choice for those who want to keep their home smelling fresh. If you want to buy a higher MERV filter than recommended by the manufacturer, you risk burning the blower and heat exchanger of your HVAC unit. It's also important to note that if you opt for a higher MERV filter, your HVAC system will have to work harder to force air through the filter and into the house. When shopping for an air filter, you should also consider size. The Filtrete AC oven air filter 20x25x1 is one of the most popular sizes available, but if you have an HVAC system with a non-standard size, you may struggle to find a compatible filter.
We recommend researching compatible filters before making any changes to your HVAC system. Finally, it's important to remember that while an oven filter can help improve air quality and protect your HVAC system from potential damage, it won't eliminate the need to clean the HVAC filters or coils at least every few years. This is because some of the particles will still slip through. In conclusion, when selecting an oven filter for your home, it's important to consider size, MERV rating, and odor-reducing capabilities. We recommend investing in a high-efficiency MERV-12 rated Filtrete AC oven air filter 20x25x1 for optimal performance. However, no matter which option you choose, remember that regular cleaning of HVAC filters and coils is still necessary.