Aprilaire Return Filter Grille Air Cleaner

Aprilaire has long led the way in high-performance, whole-home air purification. Our newest product extends the health, comfort and system protection benefits of our filter media to markets where return grille applications are prevalent. In the current market, homes where the air filter is changed via living-space returns are often relegated to 1″ inch filters with ratings of MERV 8 or below. Higher rated filters may be available in 1 inch, but they create serious static pressure issues robbing the system of performance and energy efficiency. High-efficiency filters found in our new Return Filter Grille can trap up to 97% percent of indoor particulates including allergy and asthma triggers and even viruses and bacteria. They protect the system by keeping air conditioning coils and air handler blower motors clean for better performance and a longer life.


If someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, you already know the negative impact that polluted air can have. No matter how clean you keep your home, it’s likely full of harmful particles that can exacerbate allergies and asthma—and increase the likelihood of colds and flu. Aprilaire can help you control the purity of the air in your home with a whole home air purifier. And unlike standard portable air purifiers, a whole home air purifier is installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system in order to effectively remove polluted air not just in one room—but throughout your entire home.

Builders and Contractors:

Builders and HVAC contractors can benefit from offering high-performance (MERV 11 and MERV13) filtration in filter grille applications. Installing one of Aprilaire’s Filter Grille Air Cleaners allows for lower system static pressure, which can reduce the total number of filters that need to be installed. Furthermore, Filter Grilles sold in California will ship with MERV 13 Filtration to comply with the new Title 24 requirements for high-efficiency residential filtration that begin on January 1, 2020. Our latest addition to the Air Cleaner product line offers the lowest static pressure in the industry thanks to our patented Self-Seal filter design. This eliminates air bypass, requires fewer filter change-outs, and provides superior protection No other filter grille product on the market allows builders and HVAC contractors to meet MERV13 requirements while maintaining acceptable system pressure drop without adding more returns. Builders can also leverage the extensive marketability of MERV 11 and MERV 13 filters, which can trap up to 97% of indoor air pollutants including, allergens like pollen, dust and other airborne irritants. Builders can assure buyers the home was designed and constructed with their health and wellness in mind.

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