Washable Metal Mesh Air Filters

Our Metal Mesh Filters are ideal solutions for any HVAC system that desires a washable and durable pre-filter with low airflow resistance. Our filters use a multi-layered media construction to provide high-quality pre-filtration protection at a low cost. Popular applications include outside air intake ducts, Trane, Carrier and York economizer hoods and air handling units (also known as AHUs).

Low Airflow Resistance
Wash and Reuse
Corner Drain Holes

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  • Many Sizes in 1″ 2″ and 4″ Thick
  • Great Durability
  • Moderate Efficiency (Up to 53% Dust Arrestance)

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  • Build Your Own Filter in Almost Any Size Available
  • Available Depths: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 1″, 2″ and 4″
  • Quick, Reliable Lead Times

Air filters are essential components in HVAC systems that help maintain indoor air quality by capturing airborne particles and contaminants. Among the various types of air filters available, washable metal mesh filters have gained popularity due to their durability, reusability, and effectiveness in filtering out particulate matter.

Washable metal mesh air filters play a crucial role in enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ).


Washable metal mesh filters are designed with a series of interconnected metal wires or mesh grids formed in a media pack that effectively captures airborne particles and contaminants. The tightly woven design of the metal mesh allows for efficient filtration while maintaining proper airflow.

Equipment Protection

By trapping dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and other large particulate, these filters prevent pollutants from entering the HVAC unit. This protection ensures that the internal components of the HVAC system, such as fans, motors, coils, and heat exchangers, remain clean and free from debris, prolonging their lifespan and preventing potential damage. These prefilters also protect he high efficiency filters downstream.

Longevity and Reusability

One significant advantage of washable metal mesh air filters is their durability and reusability. Unlike disposable filters, which need to be replaced regularly, metal mesh filters can be cleaned and reused multiple times. The sturdy construction of these filters ensures longevity, providing years of service before requiring replacement. By properly maintaining and cleaning washable metal mesh filters, building owners can extend their lifespan and reduce the frequency of filter replacements, resulting in cost savings over time.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Regular cleaning and maintenance of these filters ensure their continued efficiency in removing airborne pollutants, improving IAQ, and providing a clean and comfortable living or working space. To clean, spray the filter with a gentle stream of water in the opposite direction of airflow. Let it dry overnight before re-installing into the HVAC unit. Ordering a second metal mesh filter to interchange will help maintain protection while filters are being washed.

Energy Efficiency

Washable metal mesh air filters contribute to energy efficiency in HVAC systems. Proper airflow is crucial for optimal system performance, and clogged or dirty filters can impede airflow, forcing the HVAC system to work harder to maintain the required air circulation. Washable metal mesh filters, with their low resistance to airflow, allow for efficient air movement while effectively capturing particulate matter. The unobstructed airflow achieved through the use of these filters reduces pressure drop, minimizing energy consumption and ensuring that the HVAC system operates at peak efficiency. Additionally, the durability and reusability of metal mesh filters eliminate the need for frequent filter replacements, saving both money and resources.

Cost Savings

Washable metal mesh air filters offer significant cost savings compared to disposable filters. While the initial investment in washable metal mesh filters may be higher, their reusability eliminates the recurring expense of purchasing new filters. Over time, this can lead to substantial cost savings, particularly in buildings with high air filter replacement rates. Furthermore, these filters require minimal maintenance, typically involving a simple cleaning process, further reducing maintenance costs. The long lifespan of washable metal mesh filters also translates to lower overall operating costs for HVAC systems, making them a cost-effective choice for building owners and operators.

Environmental Sustainability

In today’s environmentally conscious world, the sustainability aspect of washable metal mesh filters cannot be overlooked. Disposable filters contribute to waste accumulation, as they are discarded and end up in landfills. In contrast, washable metal mesh filters significantly reduce waste generation. By using these filters, building owners and operators can minimize their environmental footprint by eliminating the need for regular filter replacements. Additionally, the use of washable filters reduces the demand for manufacturing and transportation associated with disposable filters, further conserving resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.