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Old 02-25-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hey All,

I am just seeking some advice/tips on replacing a whole house air filter. We recently moved into our house, and the current filter is shot.

I purchased a Trion HE 1400, which was the closest thing I could find to the original unit.

They are the same size length and width (16x25), however, the new filter is 7 1/4" deep, where the existing unit is 4 1/2".

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Any heating and air shop will have the size you need. Also the big box hardware stores carry them. Around here the price is the same at either place.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Take it back and get your money back.
Disable the electric to your old one. And put a 4" media air filter in it. And change it every 6 to 12 months.
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I would have liked to see that Filter box installed upright next to the heater with the return coming in the side. Oh well can't have everything.

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Old 02-26-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
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yeah, i would have liked it next to the blower as well...not sure why they didnt do that in the first place.

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Take it back and get your money back.
Disable the electric to your old one. And put a 4" media air filter in it. And change it every 6 to 12 months.
I actually already have a media filter in it now as a temporary fix, but want to put an electric cleaner in. (a working one)
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Thats up to you.
Media air filters can trap smaller particles then electronic ones though.

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