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Air-Care Washable Electrostatic Filters​

THE EASY WAY TO SELECT THE CORRECT PERMANENT ELECTROSTATIC FILTER

The thickness and flexibility of your filter are the most important factors to consider since your central air system will require a specific kind of filter.

To narrow down your options, click on the menu item below that represents the thickness of your filter.

If your HVAC systems requires 1″ deep filters, you have a choice of either the gold frame or silver frame. They are available in  standard and custom sizes. Custom frame types are offered in sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width.

  • All ElectraGold filters provide 94% arrestance of dust and have anti-microbial and anti-UV layers.  Price: $54.95 Standard size or $59.95 Custom size.
  • 1″ thick ElectraSilver filters provide 88% arrestance of dust and do not have anti-microbial nor anti-UV layers.  Price:  $48.95 Standard size or $53.95 Custom size.

Note: The 94% arrestance filter provides higher filtering capacity by trapping up to 94% of particles in the air. The 88% arrestance filters provide slightly less filtering capacity,but is less restrictive, allowing greater airflow through the filter. The 88% arrestance filters may be preferred when used in older or weaker air handling systems since air can move more freely through them. The difference in the amount of particles captures between 94% and 88% arrestance is minimal.

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1″ thick ElectraSilver filters provide 88% arrestance of dust and do not have anti-microbial nor anti-UV layers.  They are only available in custom sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width. Price:  $61.95.

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2″ thick ElectraSilver filters provide 94% arrestance of dust and have anti-microbial and anti-UV layers. They are only available in custom sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width. Price: $69.95

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Thicker ElectraSilver filters are available in depths of 3″ to 6-5/8″ and sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width. These filters provide 94% arrestance of dust and have anti-microbial and anti-UV layers.

They are economical permanent replacements for Aprilaire, SpaceGard, Honeywell, Trion, Lennox, Goodman, Bryant/Carrier, Purolater, and similar units. Price: $119.95 

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Flexible frames are available for applications where a rigid frame cannot be used. The ElectraFlex filter has the same construction and specifications as the ElectraSilver and ElectraGold filters except there is no rigid aluminum frame. Rather than a hard frame, the ElectraFlex has a polypropylene webbing that is sewn around the media.

ElectraFlex filters are available in standard and custom sizes. Custom filters are offered in sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width.

ElectraFlex filters are available with either 94% arrestance or 88% arrestance.

  • The 94% arrestance ElectraFlex filters have anti-microbial and anti-UV layers. 
  • The 88% arrestance ElectraFlex filters and do not have anti-microbial nor anti-UV layers. 

Note: The 94% arrestance filter provides higher filtering capacity by trapping up to 94% of particles in the air. The 88% arrestance filters provide slightly less filtering capacity,but is less restrictive, allowing greater airflow through the filter. The 88% arrestance filters may be preferred when used in older or weaker air handling systems since air can move more freely through them. The difference in the amount of particles captures between 94% and 88% arrestence is minimal. Please call if you need help determining the correct filter for your air handling system.

Price: $54.95 Standard size or $59.95 Custom size.

Please call if you need help determining the correct filter for your air handling system.

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What To Know About Air-Care Permanent Electrostatic Filters

Size of Filter

Your central air system will dictate the size of the filter you need. The most common thickness is 1″ but your HVAC unit might require a different size.

Air-Care filters permanent filters come in these thicknesses:  1/4″, 1/2″ , 1″, 2″, and 3″ to 6-5/8″.  

Custom filters are available in sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width.

Air-Care washable filters are available in 30 standard sizes which include ElectraGold and ElectraSilver filters in 1-inch depths and ElectraFlex filters. All other filters are only available in custom sizes.

Type of Frame

There are two rigid frames and one flexible frame to choose from.

The Gold frame is the best-made, most durable but is only offered in 1″ thickness.

The Silver frame is slightly more economical and comes in a wide variety of sizes.

The Flex frame is for special applications where a rigid frame cannot be used because the filter must be bent in order to install. Flex filters are 1/4″.

Learn more about frame construction

Arrestance

The arrestance of a filter reflects its ability to remove small airborne particles. With the exception of FLEX filters, the frame type and size determines the arrestance.

  • 94% arrestance is found in ElectraGold filters and ElectraSilver filters 2″ and thicker.
  • 88% arrestance is found in ElectraSilver filters 1/2″ and 1″ deep.
  • ElectraFlex filters can be ordered with either 88% or 94% arrestance.

Since 94% arrestance provides a greater amount of particle capture, this level would normally be preferred. The 88% arrestance filters, however, may be needed when used in an older or weaker air handling system since air can move more freely through them. The difference in effectiveness is minimal.

Anti-Microbial and UV Resistant Layers

Air-Care filters with 94% arrestance have an anti-microbial layer and are resistance to UV radiation. Note that these layers are not available in 88% arrestance filters.

Anti-Microbial Layer: All 94% filters contain an EPA registered anti-microbial material to inhibit the mold and bacteria growth on the filter surface. Pathogens are trapped in self-charging polyproplyene electrostatic fibers and are easily hosed away with routine cleaning.

UV Resistance: Air-Care filters with 94% arrestance are manufactured to be resistent to ultraviolet radiation. This is an important feature if you have germicial UV bulbs in your heating and cooling system or your equipment is exposed to sunlight since UV rays are destructive to filtration materials.

Sizes and Prices of Air-Care Washable Filters

Standard Size Filter Prices
Frame Type Depth Price
ElectraGold 1" $54.95
ElectraSilver 1" $48.95
ElectraFlex 1/4" $54.95

 

ElectraGold, 1″ ElectraSilver filters, and ElectraFlex filters are available in these standard sizes as well as custom sizes:

Standard Filter Sizes
10 X 10 12 X 24 14 X 25 16 X 30 20 X 20
10 X 20 12 X 25 14 X 30 18 X 18 20 X 24
10 X 24 12 X 30 16 X 16 18 X 20 20 X 25
10 X 30 14 X 14 16 X 20 18 X 24 20 X 30
12 X 12 14 X 20 16 X 24 18 X 25
12 X 20 14 X 24 16 X 25 18 X 30

Important: The actual dimensions of the standard sizes are actually slightly smaller than listed to accommodate variances in equipment. All standard size filters are undercut by 3/8″ for both length and width and all filters have a 1/8″ tolerance.

Custom Size Filter Prices
Frame Type Depth Price
ElectraGold 1" $59.95
ElectraSilver 1" $53.95
ElectraSilver 1/2" $61.95
ElectraSilver 2" $69.95
ElectraSilver 3" to 6-5/8; $119.95
ElectraFlex 1/4" $59.95

Custom filters are available in sizes between 10″ – 30″ in length and 8″ – 24″ in width.

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