GRAB 13 is our high capacity MERV 13 air filter for your air conditioner or furnace. It provides supreme filtration for superior indoor air quality, and longer service life than typical air filters. Its sturdy 2 piece frame construction reduces dust and allergen bypass since it rests firmly against the filter holding frame in your air conditioner or furnace.
It does a great job of capturing allergens like mold spores, pollutants from construction materials, lung damaging dust, pollen, dust mite allergens, most bacteria, insecticide dust, smoke particles, auto emission particles, hair spray particles, plant spores, pet dander, carpet fibers, dog hair, cat hair, human hair, and more.
A sample of these MERV 13 filters when tested trapped 96% of large particles like pollen, 92% of particles like mold spores, and 46% of super fine allergens like cat dander in one pass. A filters efficiency increases with each pass of air through it. HVAC systems cycle air through filters about 4 times per hour when on.
MERV 13 air filters are used when seeking LEED certification. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. After construction, before move-in, they are used along with outside air ventilation for about two weeks to flush the air of allergens generated from the build. Then, prior to occupancy, a new MERV 13 air filter is installed.
High capacity in pleated air filters relates to the number of pleats in like filters. Simply stated, the more pleats in an air conditioning or furnace filter, the better air flow and higher dust holding capacity; it works better and lasts longer than typical store bought pleated air filters.
This air filter averages 18 pleats per foot versus 12 – 16 pleats per foot in most store bought filters. Our air filter media content is about two-and-a-half times the area of the filter itself; a filter that is 4 square feet has about 10 square feet of media. More media traps more allergens.
You may have noticed when selecting air filters at your favorite store that it is flimsy and can bow in your air conditioner or furnace. Our filters are not like that. Every filter is manufactured with commercial quality.
A bottom beverage board, tray-like frame is laid down, the wire-back pleated media is placed inside, then a the sturdy, moisture-resistant beverage board top frame is laid on top and glued to the bottom frame.
The result is a sturdy, very effective air filter which is, by the way, made by hand in the USA.