Nordic Pure 16x24x1 MERV 8 Tru Mini Pleat air filters provide exceptional filtration for home or commercial environments. With 3 times more pleats than an average filter, Mini Pleat filters provide more surface area to remove harmful particles, which ensures maximum efficiency without increasing air flow resistance. This saves you money on both air conditioner maintenance and the life of your replacement filter. While we always recommend you check your filter regularly, the Mini Pleat could last up to 3 times longer than a regular pleated filter. Our Tru Mini Pleat filter removes dust, lint, pollen, dust mites, mold spores and other contaminants. As with all Nordic Pure filters, the material is electrostatically charged and treated to prevent the growth of bacteria or mold.