How Often to Clean or Change Your 16x25x1 Metal Mesh HVAC Filter?
The 16x25x1 mesh filter helps extend the life of outdoor HVAC equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and cut utility bills. To protect the air intake of an HVAC air handling unit from large outdoor contaminants, it is best to clean the filter every 3-6 months and replace it ever 2 years. The filter delivers very low airflow restriction, which reduces energy consumption and costs.
Once the metal pre-filter becomes clogged over time by trapped particles, it will prevent airflow and cause the system to spend more energy to run. As the filtration efficiency of the HVAC filter declines, the extra strain on the HVAC system causes higher energy bills. Cheaper metal mesh filters that are not cleaned regularly or replaced at the right times can cause expensive system repairs or replacements down the road.
You should change your filter more frequently if you notice:
- Dust build-up on indoor furniture and equipment
- The air isn’t cooling as is used to
- There’s more dust near the air vents
- Dirty filter surfaces, which means the media is completely full
- Higher energy bills
- Burning smells near your HVAC system.
16x25x1 Metal Mesh Filter Fits many OEM Brands
The 16x25x1 mesh filter fits many OEM brands of economizers and air handling units. The most popular brands of filters are below:
Carrier Air Filters and Economizer Screens
Trane Air Filters and Economizer Screens
York Air Filters and Economizer Screens
MicroMetl Economizer Filter Screens
16x25x1 Metal Mesh Filter Size
The 16x25x1 mesh filter is one of the most common air filter sizes used in rooftop economizers and make up air intake units of HVAC systems. The air filter is easy to install in almost any HVAC air handling unit, and it can block large airborne particles from entering the HVAC system.
The standard 16x25x1 Nominal metal air filter assumed a ½” undercut to the length and width dimensions. So the actual size will be 15.50×24.50×0.88. Be sure to double check that your system will accept this actual size before ordering.
When it is time to replace your filter, first measure the exact size of the current filter that you wish to replace. This will ensure that you find the right size using our website’s filter finder. You may access our site on your phone, tablet or computer by going to http://www.metalairfilters.com/.
100% Made in the USA
Our 16x25x1 metal mesh filter is manufactured 100% in the USA. American Metal Filter produces filters in San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN. Because of that, we can maintain high quality production standards and ensure your air filters ship quickly.
We source 100% of our metal and filter material from North American suppliers, supporting manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Is It Time To Change Your Air Filter?
You may notice your air quality isn’t as good as it was after the initial installation. As those particles accumulate in the filter, that can make the filter less effective. The more that your air filters must capture, the sooner you will need to replace the filter.
If you’re unsure if it’s time for a replacement, you may need one. You should aim to replace the air filter before it blocks airflow completely or leads to other issues.
FAQs: Common Questions
Whether you’re looking for specific reusable air filters or a general HVAC filter, you may have questions. Consider a few things people commonly ask so that you can choose the best 16x25x1 metal mesh air filter for you.
When Should I Change my Air Filter?
You should consider a few factors when deciding when to change an air filter. For one, consider if your air filter is washable and reusable. If yes, then click here to learn how to clean air filter. Ideally, washable air filters should be washed and re-installed every six months.
As a rule of thumb, while you wash your filters, you should check for damage or material deterioration before re-installing into your rooftop economizer or air handler unit. If the mesh in the filter is degrading or is too clogged with particulates, it is time to replace that filter.
Do You Have Warranty On Your Filters?
We offer a 30-day return policy on all non-custom filters. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, please let us know, and we will refund you the original cost minus shipping.
Note that you are responsible for paying for a return shipping label. You can pay for a label yourself or buy one from us.
Do You Offer Discounts For Bulk Purchase of 16x25x1 washable metal mesh filter?
At Metalairfilters.com, we do offer discounts when you buy more filters. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired quantity, and we’ll provide you with a volume discount coupon code.
How Long Does the Shipment Take?
You can get free shipping on any order totaling more than $99. Depending on the destination, filter shipment can take anywhere from one to five business days from the time of pickup. Unfortunately, we do not control the package once the shipping carrier picks it up. Once you receive the tracking number, it is recommended that you check its shipping status online directly with the carrier.
You can view the delivery map to see how fast delivery will be where you live.
Can I use Washable Metal Filters For My Home HVAC Furnace?
Metalairfilters.com does not recommend washable filters for use in home furnaces and HVAC units. Metal washable filters are primarily used as outside air-intake protection pre-filter screens of rooftop HVAC systems. They are not designed to replace high-efficiency pleated filters in home furnaces.
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