Did you know that in-home levels of common pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher than they are outside? In fact, levels of common pollutants can be dozens of times higher than in the air just outside your walls!
Microscopic contaminants known to cause eye, nose and throat irritation are common in most houses. These contaminants can also increase the risk of health conditions such as asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.
The smallest contaminants of a single micron or less make up about 99% of the particles circulating throughout a typical home.
Skuttle duct-mounted air cleaners capture most of these contaminants in a deep-pleated, fluffier filter, which traps far more particulates over a longer period than standard, flat-filter designs. The results are cleaner indoor air, longer filter life, a cleaner HVAC system, longer furnace life, significant cost savings over time and a healthier living environment.
Among the most cost-efficient air cleaners on the market, Skuttle’s High-Efficiency Air Cleaners are designed to provide peak, whole-house air filtration, helping to make your home cleaner, healthier and safer for you and your family.
Skuttle Air Cleaners are duct-mounted, high-capacity air filters designed to provide high-level air filtration in today’s energy-efficient homes. The Air Cleaner is easily installed; filter cartridges slide in and out for quick, easy replacement.
How Skuttle Air Cleaners Work
Air cleaners remove airborne contaminants that enter a home through the return air ductwork of the heating and air conditioning system. Most media-type filters capture household pollutants by surface loading. Skuttle Air Cleaners, however, contain extensive filter material folded into a series of 5-inch pleats. Deep pleating permits higher particle collection over a longer period, with less wear and tear on the furnace.
Features and Benefits
- High-efficiency, high-capacity filtration with minimal airflow resistance for longer furnace life.
- Four sizes to fit virtually any furnace installation.
- A tough, injection-molded thermoplastic door with a sporty S-curve to dress up any installation.
- Deep-pleated, MERV 8 and MERV 11 filter media permit extended, high-volume service—from 6 to 12 months.
- A six-month dial to remind homeowners when its time to check the media for possible replacement.
- Sturdy, 20-gauge, zinc-coated steel cabinet, warranted for 10 years.
- Pre-punched drill holes in the frame for faster, easier installation.
- Dependable, high-quality products made in the USA.
In addition to protecting you and your family from airborne contaminants, Skuttle High-Efficiency Air Cleaners help protect the HVAC system which can contribute to extended furnace life.
See Air Cleaner Brochure.
Download the Owner’s Manual.
Visit Skuttle Parts, our online store, to order replacement parts and filter media.
View short video on filter media replacement.
= Uses no electricity
= Environmentally friendly
High-Capacity, High-Efficiency Air Cleaners come in four popular sizes:
- Model DB-25-20
- Model DB-25-16
- Model DB-20-20
- Model DB-20-16
Skuttle provides two options for filter media, MERV 8 for most homes and MERV 11 where finer filtration of airborne pollutants is needed for health reasons or to offset environmental factors.
Under standardized testing, Skuttle’s MERV 8 high-efficiency filter media will capture and hold 84.9% of airborne contaminants and pollutants ranging between 3.0 and 10.0 microns in size. For comparison, a single human hair is huge, ranging from 20.0 to 40.0 microns in size.
Most homeowners will find MERV 8 filtration to be highly effective. However, for homeowners who insist on the best possible dust control, Skuttle’s MERV 11 high-efficiency filter media stops particles in the 1.0 to 3.0 micron range, making it an excellent choice for very high indoor air quality.
MERV = Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, an international industry standard determining a numeric value of filter media efficiency based on its ability to capture and hold dirt and dust particles of specific sizes.