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Carrier PGAPXCAR2020 20x20x3 Air Purifier Replacement Cartridge

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Genuine Carrier PGAPXCAR2020 OEM replacement media cartridge PGAPXCAR2020 for the Carrier Performance Series Germicidal Air Purifier PGAPAXX2020 cabinet.

  • Authentic Carrier Furnace Filter Easy to replace media cartridge
  • High filtration efficiency: MERV 13
  • Filter life varies from home to home and is based on several factors. Most homeowners find that the filter lasts for 8 to 12 months.
  • Captures and kills airborne viruses, bacteria and mold spores
  • Nominal size 20" x 20" x 3"
  • Actual size 21.0" x 21.9" x 2.6"
  • Product is listed and rated by Underwriters Laboratories as U.L. Class 2

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K.C.
Same OEM product and packaging, better price

The product was the same as OEM filter that came with my AC unit. It came in the same OEM box. Shipping was very fast, 2-3 days If I recall correctly. Price was much cheaper for same product I had ordered form Am***n last time, I Will stay with Atomic Filters as long as the price, service and product continue to be superior to other vendors. THANKS ATOMIC FILTERS !

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R.S.
Fine service.

Handled more order in a timely manner and delivered the correct product.

M
M.G.
Smame product/$43 less

After searching for a better deal on furnace filters, found Atomic Filters and spent $43 less...was happy to see the same product and same performance.

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B.K.
Fit perfectly

Exaclty what I needed. Fit the size exaclty as advertised. And was shipped and delivered quickly!

Nominal Vs. Actual Sizes: Finding the Right Air Filter Size

Buying the Correct Size Air Filter- The Most Important Thing to Know 

When you are buying your air filter online most important thing to know is Air Filters have two sizes that you need to understand the Nominal size and the Actual Size. Not understanding these numbers often leads to consumers purchasing a filter that does not fit their Furnace or HVAC system.

Nominal vs Actual air filter size by Atomic

 

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.

Actual Filter Size- The Key to Making the Right Replacement Filter Purchase

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. 

Lennox Air Filter X0851 with Foam strips

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

 

 Furnace filters should fit securely but should not have to be forced into position. If you have to force the filter into its slot, then it is probably too big. Forcing an improper filter size in a filter can cause it to buckle, damaging the filter or reducing its ability to function properly. Filters are a smaller than their slot to allow for easy replacement. Some HVAC units may need a filter with dimensions that are unique or uncommon. In these cases, a custom filter needs to be ordered.

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