MERV Filter Cleaning

Old 01-26-24, 12:00 PM
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MERV Filter Cleaning

We had a new split-level system installed last year and we opted to go with a MERV 16 filter (Carbon Clean 16, part number hcf20-16).

The installer told us that we could clean these once or twice before replacing with a new filter, but during one of our tune-up visits, the technician told us that these filters could not be cleaned and that they must be replaced annually.

Is it acceptable to clean the MERV 16 filters once or twice before replacing?
Old 01-26-24, 12:48 PM
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I don't and do not recommend cleaning disposable pleated filters.
I recommend yearly replacement.

Lennox HCF20-16 filter

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