Replacement Payne furnace filters range in size from 12 inches by 20 inches by 4.25 inches to 24 inches by 25 inches by 5 inches. They are available in multiple minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV, ratings or with carbon odor filtration.
Payne filters with MERV rating of 8 or 11 capture particulate matter, such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and tobacco smoke. A MERV rating of 13 removes viruses as well as the particulates filtered by MERV 8 and 11. MERV rated filters use electrostatic filtration, while carbon odor filters use activated carbon. Payne furnace filters can be used as the primary filtration method for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system or as a pre-filter for high efficiency HVAC systems.