Can you tell me if there is a shelf life on your Aprilaire replacement air filters like the 213?

Consumer question:

Can you tell me if there is a shelf life on your replacement air filters like the 213? I had a distributor tell me it’s not a good idea to stock up on them ahead of time because of "a tackiness on the element and it’s MERV rating may very well decrease after sitting on a shelf for a year or two." Is there any merit to this?

Aprilaires’ response:

Thank you for contacting us regarding storage of our 213 filters. When stored in a cool, dry space, our filters have no specific shelf life. The MERV rating of the filters will not be effected over time and there is no tackiness to our pleated media such as the 213. If the filters are stored for two years, their performance will be the same as the day they were made.

Be sure that the filters are in a cool dry space to avoid mold growth or the possibility of the filter taking on a musty odor.

If you have any further questions regarding this or any of our products, please feel free to contact our customer service department at your earliest convenience.

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