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Aprilaire 213 Furnace Filter – Product Overview

The Aprilaire 213 furnace filter is a MERV 13, pleated, expandable air filter that is a direct replacement filter for the 4200, 3210, 2210, and 1210 Aprilaire air cleaners. Aprilaire recommends you change the 213 filter every 9 to 12 months, depending on the air quality of your home. For example, if you have smokers or multiple pets in your home, you may have to change the filter more frequently. The Aprilaire 413 filter traps and permanently removes over 90% of pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, dust mites, and other airborne allergens/pollutants. It also removes up to 95% of tobacco smoke!


Benefits of the Aprilaire 213 Furnace Filter

Use the Aprilaire 213 furnace filter for superior removal of airborne contaminants with your Aprilaire whole home air cleaner. This filter offers MERV 13 air filtration, removing high percentages of the microscopic contaminants that lurk in your home, causing sickness and allergy symptoms.

A quality filter like the Aprilaire 213 also keeps your furnace and air handler clean and healthy. Contaminants are removed from air flowing into your systems, so they don’t settle on components, causing malfunctions and decreased performance.

Changing Your Aprilaire 213 Furnace Filter

It is important that you change the filter in your Aprilaire air cleaner as recommended for optimal air quality improvement – in respect to the Aprilaire 213 furnace filter, it should be replaced every nine to twelve months. You can do this job or have your local HVAC professional do it when annual preventative maintenance is performed on your heating and cooling systems.

To change the filter:

  1. Find out where your air cleaner is installed (usually between the return duct and the air handler or furnace).
  2. Remove the air cleaner’s panel so you can get to the filter compartment.
  3. Remove the old filter from the compartment, pull it out of the end caps, and dispose of.
  4. Open your new air filter and attach its ends to the end caps.
  5. Insert the new filter into the air cleaner’s filter compartment according to the arrows printed on its frame (the arrows indicate the direction of airflow).
  6. Replace the air cleaner’s panel.


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