• Filtrete™ Basic Air Filters
  • Filtrete™ Basic Air Filters

    • Outperforms fiberglass air filters for your furnace, air conditioner, or HVAC system
    • Captures particles such as lint and household dust
    • Also available as a cut-to-fit filter for all sizes up to 20” x 30” x 1”
    • Cut-to-fit filter is washable and reusable
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    Filtrete™ Basic Air Filters capture large airborne particles. Available as pleated or flat panels, these non-electrostatic home air filters capture lint and household dust.

    • Outperforms fiberglass air filters for your furnace, air conditioner, or HVAC system
    • Captures particles such as lint and household dust
    • Also available as a cut-to-fit filter for all sizes up to 20” x 30” x 1”
    • Cut-to-fit filter is washable and reusable
    • For optimum performance of your heating & cooling system or HVAC system, change your home air filter every 90 days or sooner
    • For residential use only
    • Filtrete 100 MPR has a rating of MERV 5
    • The higher the MPR, the more microparticles - such as pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria and viruses - your filter will capture from the air passing through it
    • A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool - wasting energy. Sign-up for a filter change reminder program that works for you!
    Specifications
    Attribute Name
    Value
    Filter Life
    3 Months
    MERV Rating
    MERV 1, MERV 2, MERV 5
    Microparticle Performance Rating
    100
    Overall Thickness (Imperial)
    1 in
    Package Contents
    1 Pack, 2 Pack, 3 Pack
    Size
    10 in x 10 in x 1 in, 10 in x 20 in x 1 in, 11.5 in x 11.5 in x 1 in, 11.5 in x 23.5 in x 1 in, 11.5 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 12 in x 12 in x 1 in, 12 in x 20 in x 1 in, 12 in x 24 in x 1 in, 12 in x 30 in x 1 in, 12 in x 36 in x 1 in, 12.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 13.5 in x 13.5 in x 1 in, 13.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 14 in x 14 in x 1 in, 14 in x 18 in x 1 in, 14 in x 20 in x 1 in, 14 in x 24 in x 1 in, 14 in x 25 in x 1 in, 14 in x 30 in x 1 in, 15 in x 20 in x 1 in, 15.5 in x 15.5 in x 1 in, 15.5 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 16 in x 16 in x 1 in, 16 in x 18 in x 1 in, 16 in x 20 in x 1 in, 16 in x 24 in x 1 in, 16 in x 25 in x 1 in, 16 in x 30 in x 1 in, 16.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 17 in x 17 in x 1 in, 17 in x 21 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 17.5 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 19.5 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 22 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 23.5 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 29 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 17.5 in x 35.5 in x 1 in, 17.625 in x 35.625 in x 1 in, 18 in x 18 in x 1 in, 18 in x 20 in x 1 in, 18 in x 24 in x 1 in, 18 in x 25 in x 1 in, 18 in x 30 in x 1 in, 18 in x 36 in x 1 in, 19 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 19.5 in x 19.5 in x 1 in, 19.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 19.5 in x 23.5 in x 1 in, 19.5 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 19.5 in x 35.5 in x 1 in, 19.6 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 19.875 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 20 in x 20 in x 1 in, 20 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 20 in x 22 in x 1 in, 20 in x 24 in x 1 in, 20 in x 25 in x 1 in, 20 in x 26 in x 1 in, 20 in x 30 in x 1 in, 20 in x 36 in x 1 in, 20.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 21 in x 21 in x 1 in, 21.5 in x 21.5 in x 1 in, 21.5 in x 23.5 in x 1 in, 21.5 in x 24 in x 1 in, 21.5 in x 37.25 in x 1 in, 21.5 in x 45 in x 1 in, 22 in x 22 in x 1 in, 23 in x 23 in x 1 in, 23.125 in x 19.375 in x 1 in, 23.5 in x 23.5 in x 1 in, 23.5 in x 29.5 in x 1 in, 24 in x 24 in x 1 in, 24 in x 30 in x 1 in, 24 in x 36 in x 1 in, 25 in x 25 in x 1 in, 8 in x 30 in x 1 in, 9.5 in x 9.5 in x 1 in
    Change Reminders
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    • Filtrete Change Reminders

      Your lifestyle affects how quickly your home's air filter expires. Let us help you create a healthier home environment by taking it's characteristics into account.

      Get custom filter change reminders and personalized home tips based on your home environment by signing up for a Filtrete change reminder program.

    Customer Reviews
    Filtrete™ Basic Air Filters is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Design? I bought my filters from lowes as usual and was confused about the direction of the arrow. My old filter arrow goes towards the metal side and my new filter arrow goes away from the metal side. I thought the point of the metal or wire mesh is to ensure the cloth doesnt get sucked into the vent/intake. Ive wasted a lot of time trying to research wire down or up and didnt get much info except to follow the arrow. (What if the manufacturer made a mistake?) Id like to think that the manufacturer would be proud of their design change and proudly display and gloat about its advantages on the package or website. Nothing. I happened to find another comment like mine with a response attached stating that indeed the arrow direction is correct, the wire does face me, and the new design has been tested numerous times. I gave this product a 3 star not because of its quality but because of the struggle to find info and my lack of trust in the direction of the arrow. Afterall, ive been having the wire side face away since the beginning of time.
    Date published: 2019-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from better air flow Installed this filter two weeks ago and have seen a definite improvement over the better rated ones, seems like my a/c has shorter run cycles and my house is as cool as before. I will use this level of filter from now on. Also the last two weeks we have had record setting temperatures almost each day.
    Date published: 2019-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good filters - people need to stop second guessing I've always wanted a decent filter that allowed for superior air flow after pleated filters pushed the old fiberglass filters out of the market. These excellent, inexpensive, free-flowing filters are perfect. Several reviews here are complaining about the airflow arrow being backwards. Just follow the installation instructions, don't second guess the engineers, and you'll be fine. I've been using these for years in my own home (two air handlers, four filters) and two rental units (one air handler each). Never had a problem. They work well, they're light but durable. And they definitely improve heating/cooling efficiency over the restrictive filters most people use now. Worth noting that studies done on HVAC air filtration show that no matter what kind of filter you use, you don't get most of the dust in your house anyway because it's resting on surfaces and embedded in carpets and pillows. So no matter how high a MERV rating you use, you end up breathing all the dust as you move around the house stirring it up before it ever gets near your filter.
    Date published: 2019-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter I have 3 pets and an old air system, so I have to change my filters quite a bit to keep from dust build up. Every time I change my filter I am so pleased with the amount of dust and dander the filter has collected and locked in. The air flow is quite, can’t hear it flowing through the filter. I am pleased with these filters.
    Date published: 2019-08-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from air flow indicator incorrect Like many of the other reviewers, I am puzzled that the arrow indicating how to install filter, results in an installation with the metal supports on the air intake side, rather than being closest to the blower. Is this an engineering error and what is the rational for designing it this way.
    Date published: 2019-07-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Arrows! When I got home and prepared to replace the older filter, the instructions stated to put the filter in the grill, paying attention to the arrows, so that the air flow would be correct. Only one problem - THERE ARE NO ARROWS...ANYWHERE! Not on the packaging, not on the filter, on the sides or inside. So, I put it in the same way as the previous filter and I hope it's correct. But then again, how would I know?
    Date published: 2019-04-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Whistling noise Just like many of the other reviewers, the whistling noise has been unbelievable. We woke up to think something was seriously wrong with our unit. The filter is just so flimsy , allowing air to come in through the sides making the most annoying sound. Never again!!!
    Date published: 2019-02-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from TOO much air resistance. Just replaced the Model 1085 filter with the basic. The basic didn't allow enough air flow to heat the house and trapped too much in the plenum. At first I thought the arrow was backwards with the air pulling the fabric away from the frame. The next week a cold snap came and the furnace ran a lot. the furnace would trip on over temperature before heating the house. After 2 days of resetting the furnace I went back to the 1085.
    Date published: 2019-01-27
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