8x16x2 Air Filter

Nominal Size
Actual Size
Merv Rating

Bulk Quantity Pricing

4 6 12 48 72 120



$9.72 $8.75 $8.55 $8.26 $7.29 $6.80



$14.63 $13.17 $12.87 $12.44 $10.97 $10.24



$12.51 $11.26 $11.01 $10.63 $9.38 $8.76

The 8x16x2 Air Filter for Your HVAC System

Choosing the right air filter is essential for your HVAC system’s efficiency and your home’s air quality. The 8x16x2 air filter is a specific size that ensures a proper fit and effective filtration. We at Custom Filters Direct can help you find the perfect size for your needs.

Choose the Right MERV Rating

Apart from knowing the actual size and nominal size of your filters, you should consider the MERV rating. MERV, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, is a scale created by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers in 1987. This rating indicates how effective an air filter is at capturing particles of different sizes. The MERV scale ranges from 1 to 20, with higher values signifying better filtration of smaller particles.

For most homeowners, furnace filters with MERV ratings between 8 and 13 strike the perfect balance between effective filtration and maintaining proper airflow in your HVAC system. These filters are capable of capturing a wide range of airborne contaminants, including mold spores, cooking dust, and even auto fumes. If you’re looking for a reliable option, an 8x16x2 air filter with a MERV 13 rating boasts an impressive efficiency of 90% or better in capturing airborne particles.

Although higher MERV ratings may seem attractive, they are not always required or appropriate for domestic use. Filters with MERV ratings of 14-20 are typically reserved for hospitals and laboratories because they offer superior protection against smoke, bacteria, and viruses. For most homes, a MERV 8 to 13 filter will provide excellent air quality without putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC system.

Durability and Longevity of Our 8x16x2 Filters

In the context of air filters, both durability and lifespan significantly influence your indoor air quality and financial expenses. Our 8x16x2 AC furnace air filters are designed with these factors in mind, utilizing pleated construction for superior performance and longevity. Pleated filters, often used in higher MERV ratings, are crafted from materials like fiberglass paper and polyester, contributing to their robust nature and extended lifespan.

Compared to their fiberglass counterparts, pleated filters offer a clear advantage in terms of durability. While fiberglass models, like fiberglass filters, are prone to damage due to their flimsy construction, pleated filters stand strong, resisting wear and tear even under constant airflow. This durability translates directly into longevity – pleated filters typically last between 3 to 6 months, a significant improvement over the 1 to 3 month lifespan of air conditioner filters.

Save Money With Custom Filters Direct

Purchasing top-notch air filters not only enhances your indoor air quality but also proves to be a wise economic choice. At Custom Filters Direct, we understand that balancing air quality and energy efficiency is crucial for homeowners. Our 8x16x2 air filters are designed to strike this perfect balance, offering superior filtration without compromising your HVAC system’s performance. We sell filters at affordable retail and wholesale levels so you can trust us with all your filter orders.

How to Install Your 8x16x2 Air Filter

The task of installing your new 8x16x2 air filter may initially appear challenging, but we make the process manageable and simple for you.

Before you begin the installation process, turn off your HVAC system for safety reasons. This precaution prevents potential accidents and ensures you work safely around the system.

Next, locate the air filter compartment. In most HVAC systems, this is typically found near the return air duct or the air handler. Once you’ve found it, open the compartment by removing any screws or latches holding it in place. This is where you’ll insert your new 8x16x2 air filter.

Next, we move to the critical stage - placing the new filter. Pay close attention to the air flow arrow printed on the filter’s frame. This arrow should match the direction of airflow in your HVAC system. Once the filter is correctly positioned, secure the compartment by replacing any screws or latches you removed earlier.

Finally, turn your HVAC system, which includes a heat pump, back on and ensure it’s working properly. With these simple steps, you’ve successfully installed your new air filter, taking a significant step towards improving your home’s air quality and your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Choosing the Right Filter for Your Needs

Choosing the ideal air filter for your home extends beyond simply determining the correct size. It’s about understanding your specific needs and finding a filter that addresses them effectively. When it comes to our 8x16x2 air filters, we offer a range of 8x16x2 air filter MERV ratings to suit various household situations.

For most homes, an air filter with a MERV rating of 8 is a safe and effective choice. These filters allow ample airflow while capturing more debris than basic fiberglass filters. They’re particularly effective at removing larger particles like dust, pollen, and pet hair. However, if you’re dealing with allergies or have pets, you might want to consider stepping up to a MERV 13 filter. These higher-rated filters capture smaller harmful particles such as pet dander, bacteria, and even some virus-carrying particles.

Keep in mind, the objective is to locate a filter with the right filter size that purifies your air without burdening your system, a feature inherently designed into our 8x16x2 filters.

Fast and Reliable Shipping

At Custom Filters Direct, we recognize the urgency that accompanies the requirement of an air filter. That’s why we’ve streamlined our shipping process to ensure you receive your 8x16x2 air filters as quickly as possible. For standard size filters, including our popular 8x16x2 model, we typically ship within just 2 business days. This quick turnaround means you won’t have to wait long to start enjoying cleaner, fresher air in your home.

We also recognize that every home is unique, which is why we offer custom-sized filters as well. While these may take a bit longer – generally 3-5 business days to ship – we ensure the same level of quality and care goes into every order.

For added convenience, we offer an auto-delivery option. This service ensures your filters are replaced regularly without you having to remember to place an order. It’s just another way we’re committed to making the process of maintaining your indoor air quality as easy and hassle-free as possible.

Custom Filters Direct's Commitment to Quality

At Custom Filters Direct, our dedication to quality transcends being a mere slogan - it forms the bedrock of all our operations. Since selling our first air filter, we’ve been dedicated to providing American-made products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Our 8x16x2 air filters, like all our products, are 100% made in the USA, ensuring superior quality and supporting American manufacturing.

As a family-owned and operated company, we take pride in our unique ability to serve customers across the entire United States. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to provide premium air filters at competitive prices. We believe that every American household deserves access to high-quality air filtration without breaking the bank, and that’s what sets us apart in the filtration business. Contact us today to make an order.

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