Ordering Carrier Air Purifier Cartridges: Avoid these common mistakes and get the Right Furnace Filter Every Time
Carrier has recently the Part Number on the PGAPXCAR1625 to AGAPXCAR1625 leading to some confusion for consumers ordering their replacement filters. However these filters were already very confusion for consumers to order, because not only do they come in five different sizes, Carrier has two different types of Air Purifier Cartridge's one type for the Performance Series Germicidal Air Purifier and one for the Infinity Germicidal Air Purifies.
Performance Series(PGAPXCAR) Vs Infinity Air Purifier(GAPCCCAR): Two ways to quickly Identify which You Need
1. FOAM GASKET: The Performance Series Cartridge(PGAPXCAR or AGAPXCAR) has a foam strip on two sides of the air filter which make it easy to quickly identify as the Performance series. One Foam strip is on the front side of the filter on the same side as the item number. The Item number is below the installation date and the last 4 digits before the dash in part number in the image indicate below indicate the size. ie 1625 is 16x25 and 2025 is 20x25.
2. Size(Depth of the filter cartridge): The size of the Performance Series(PGAPXCAR or AGAPXCAR) has a depth of about 2.6 inches. The Infinity Series(GAPCCCAR) is about 3.5 inches.
Get the Right Size for You Air Purifier Cartridge
Once you identify the Model you need Performance Series (PGAPXCAR new part number AGAPXCAR) vs. the Infinity Series(GAPCCCAR), you need to avoid another common mistake which is ordering the wrong size. Both the Performance Series and the Infinity series are sold in 5 different sizes each.The last 4 digits in the model number before the dash represent the size so the PGAPXCAR1625 is 16x25 inches.
Sizes are denoted by the last 4 digits in the part number. Ie PGAPAXCAR1625 is 16x25 size.
Sizes are nominal which means they are rounded numbers and can be rounded up or down. Actual size is the actual measured dimensions of the filter.
Performance Series (PGAPXCAR new part number AGAPXCAR)
Sizes (Remember PGAPXCAR is the same as AGAPXCAR) for Air Cleaner Model PGAPAXX
PGAPXCAR1620 (AGAPXCAR1620) 16x20 actual size 17.3 x 21.9 x 2.6
PGAPXCAR1625 (AGAPXCAR1625) 16x25 actual size 17.3 x 24.9 x 2.6
PGAPXCAR2020 (AGAPXCAR2020) 20x20 actual size 21.0 x 21.9 x 2.6
PGAPXCAR2025 (AGAPXCAR2025) 20x25 actual size 21 x 24.9 x 2.6
PGAPXCAR2420 (AGAPXCAR2420) 24x20 actual size 24.5 x 21.9 x 2.6
Air Purifier Model PGAPAXX2025
last 3 digits after the - is the pack size for how it was shipped from the manufacturer -A01 -A02 -A05. They are all the same filter.
In conclusion, Remember The Performance Series(PGAPXCAR 2.6 inch deep filters) and the Infinity series(GAPCCCAR 3.5 inch deep filters) filters are not compatible so you need to chose the right model, but when you find your model you also need to choose the correct size.
Infinity Air Purifier Cartridges are 3.5 inches deep. Here are the five sizes for the GAPCCCAR filters.
See all replacement Air Purifier Cartridges for Performance Series and Infinity Series