Filter Frames with Blue & White pads offer a MERV 4 rating. Most of our customer have these installed in there homes.These are cost effective replaceable filters while offering the best air flow properties. The frames are aluminum and the disposable inserts are replaced on the average every 6 months.
Trane cartridge MERV 11 air cleaner, has a tool less access door, and at 5″ thick it offers plenty of surface area allowing it to be changed once a year on the average. They offer excellent air flow qualities.
To clean, simply remove the filter and then rinse or vacuum it. If you rinse the collection cells, allow them to dry thoroughly before replacing.
Venice Cooling & Heating does not recommend 1″ pleated air filters. We have found they are too restrictive to the air flow for residential systems. If you decide to use pleated air cleaner, it is best to buy the most inexpensive once as they let the air pass thru them more easily!