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Old 11-19-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Our home was built in 1996, we are the 2nd homeowners. This furnace originally had a washable filter, but over the years I have been using the standard 3M filters 700, $8.88 at Walmart. Should I stay away from the washable filters with this model ?

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Merv 7 or 8 True Blue from HDepot is what is recommend. About the same price. I think yours is about the same but those guys don't use MERV which is the industry standard. I don't like washables as they plug too easy and can overheat your furnace or freezeup your AC.

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Merv 7 or 8 True Blue from HDepot is what is recommend. About the same price. I think yours is about the same but those guys don't use MERV which is the industry standard. I don't like washables as they plug too easy and can overheat your furnace or freezeup your AC.
I have a 16x24x1 size, let me see who has that one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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16x25 is common and you can leave the extra 1" sticking out the front of the filter rack if there is room. Lowes and other places may have them too.
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Merv 7 or 8 True Blue from HDepot is what is recommend. About the same price. I think yours is about the same but those guys don't use MERV which is the industry standard. I don't like washables as they plug too easy and can overheat your furnace or freezeup your AC.
what about this one?
NaturalAire Standard pleated filters (MERV 8) made by Flanders. $8 for a 3 pack at HD.
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Sounds too cheap too me but I don't know the cost of living in your area. 3pk 16x25x1 True Blue is $15-20 Cdn and our dollar is about even with the US. $5-8 apiece sounds reasonable to me.
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Sounds too cheap too me but I don't know the cost of living in your area. 3pk 16x25x1 True Blue is $15-20 Cdn and our dollar is about even with the US. $5-8 apiece sounds reasonable to me.
I just can't find my size online at home depot for the ones you described..
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I just can't find my size online at home depot for the ones you described..
If you can read print through the filter when its clean, don't use it......also remember regardless of what the package says, all 1' wide filters are only god for 30 days.
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Sounds too cheap too me but I don't know the cost of living in your area. 3pk 16x25x1 True Blue is $15-20 Cdn and our dollar is about even with the US. $5-8 apiece sounds reasonable to me.
I bought the NaturalAire Standard pleated filters (MERV 8) made by Flanders. $8.97 for 1. Change it in 3 months?
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I bought the NaturalAire Standard pleated filters (MERV 8) made by Flanders. $8.97 for 1. Change it in 3 months?

see post #8
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see post #8
I did read that, but I'm also trying to get some other opinions. thx
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From your earlier post #5 "NaturalAire Standard pleated filters (MERV 8) made by Flanders. $8 for a 3 pack at HD."


$8 for 3 sounded too cheap to me. $8.97 for 1 is more like it and OK. Nobody can recommend when to change it. Depends on how much dirt you get and how long your furnace runs etc. Pull it out once a month and you should be able to see the light thru it. compare it to a clean one then. I had a limit control in one of those furnaces blow and it is a lower setting one so you want to prevent that and change it once a month if necessary.
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From your earlier post #5 "NaturalAire Standard pleated filters (MERV 8) made by Flanders. $8 for a 3 pack at HD."


$8 for 3 sounded too cheap to me. $8.97 for 1 is more like it and OK. Nobody can recommend when to change it. Depends on how much dirt you get and how long your furnace runs etc. Pull it out once a month and you should be able to see the light thru it. compare it to a clean one then. I had a limit control in one of those furnaces blow and it is a lower setting one so you want to prevent that and change it once a month if necessary.
Since I live in WI I may have to change it more frequently in winter.
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Yep. It is false economy to not change it regularly. Causes the furnace to overheat and shortens its life and the life of the motor.
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Yep. It is false economy to not change it regularly. Causes the furnace to overheat and shortens its life and the life of the motor.
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