• 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 2, MERV 5
    Microparticle Performance Rating
    100
    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
    Thickness
    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 2.9 out of 5 by 53.
    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
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Just got your filter, it’s built backwards or the air flow arrow is wrong, I will not buy these again
    Date published: 2019-01-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from designed wrong Bought 3 at Fleet Farm to try as were on sale. Air flow was not good and filter pulled away from frame. Shouldn't support be on the opposite side? Are the air flow arrows printed wrong? Replaced with regular brand I was using. Not worth the worry to ruin a furnace. Threw the other 2 away. Waste of money. Sorry, would NOT recommend.
    Date published: 2019-01-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design The Basic air filter is poorly designed, having the wire support on the intake side of the filter material. It used to be on the back side, and whoever made this change must have made a mistake. A strong airflow can pull the filter material off the support wires, and into the blower, if the filter is installed per the arrows on the frame of the filter. I'll turn my filters over, so the support wires are on the outgoing side. Next time, I won't buy 3M filters.
    Date published: 2018-12-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Design & Useless First of all, the design is poor. The reinforcing supports are on the "upwind side" of the filter, which means the airflow would be trying to pull the filter off the supports. Almost all other manufacturers put the support on the "downwind side". Also, I bought the 12" X 12" filter which is so skimpy on the filtration. The cardboard support frame is tapered and wide so that the filter itself is only 9" X 9". Doing the math, the filter surface area is actually only 2/3 of what it should be and creates a lot of wind noise - trying to draw a lot of air flow through a small area. Plus the filter frame itself is slightyly undersized and allows A LOT of unfiltered air to go around the edges. I had to use cellophane tape to keep the filter in place and prevent air from going around the edges. I''ve seen this same poor design and undersized filter pleats on other 3M filters. They charge way too much for such a poor product. I will no longer use them in my house - they're useless and overpriced.
    Date published: 2018-12-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Element reinforcement is on the wrong side Conventional reinforcements are found on the outgoing side of the filter where any element failures are likely to be held in place by the reinforcement. Filtrete basic has "plastic" reinforcement on the incoming side of the filter element. This may have worked okay in the lab but I am concerned my furnace will pull the paper element right out of the cardboard frame. If I had noticed this in the store I would have bought something else. Although the basic filter is low-cost I still expected it to work without failure for one month. Because the filter has a 3M label on it, I'll give it a trial run in my furnace. I am not comfortable with this product. Even if it works, the look and feel of this filter is testing the limits of flimsy.
    Date published: 2018-11-05
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