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Atomic CMF2020/P102-2020 20x20x5 MERV 11 Carrier Replacement Furnace Filter - 2 Pack


  • Nominal dimensions: 20" x 20" x 5"
  • Actual dimensions: 20 3/4” x 20 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Replacement filter for Carrier/Totaline P102-2020, CMF2020, FS2020, P102-MF14B, MU2020 Goodman M2-1056 and Five Seasons 9183960
  • MERV 11, filters particles as small as 1.0 microns
  • Atomic filters brand
  • 2 pack value set
This Carrier compatible replacement filter fits Mechanical Air Cleaner 1400 and CMF2020. It has a MERV 11 filter efficiency, which indicates how minute the particles are that can be trapped by this filter. The higher the value, the smaller the size of particles filtered and higher the number of particles captured. To further increase filtration, it has a pleated rather than a flat surface, thereby increasing the filtering surface area. With a MERV 11 value, it efficiently traps airborne particles such as dust, pollen, dust mites, animal dander, lead dust, mold spores, car fumes and other particles as small as 1.0 microns while allowing a free flow of fresh cleaner air. An additional benefit is that an air filter will also extend the life of your heating and cooling system by making it work more efficiently by preventing the accumulation of particles that settle on the evaporator and condenser coils.

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Understanding Nominal Filters Size Could Save You Time and Money

Not understanding the Nominal Filter Size is the primary culprit for incorrectly purchased filters.The Nominal Size is the usually the dimensions used to Label the filter. For instance 16x20x1. These dimensions are a rounded value on the filters actual measurements. The actual measurements on this filter may be 15.5x19.5x.75, but that could vary by brand and manufacturer. So in order to make sure you have the correct size filter, especially if you are replacing with a different brand it is important to confirm the actual size on the filter. When purchasing filters on the internet the Nominal size is usually found in the product title.

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The actual size as you might have guessed are the actual dimensions of the filter by length, width and thickness. This size is often on the filter right below the Nominal size and is usually labeled as the actual size. When you are buying a filter online the actual size is sometime in the product bullet point or the product description. If your filter does not have actual dimensions on the outside of the filter, you can measure you filter to get the correct dimensions. Some brands have a foam gasket on the outside of the filter, in this case, you will want to make sure you have a compatible actual size and that it also has the foam to ensure a snug fit. 

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Examples of Nominal and Actual Sizes

 Size  Example 1  Example 2
Nominal Size 20x20x1 16x20x1
Actual Size 19.5x19.5x.75 15.75x19.75x.75

 

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