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Old 11-19-2011, 10:34 PM   #16
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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.

I disagree yuri,,,,,,ashrei standards dictate that all 1'filters be replaced every 30 days........

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #17
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I use in my own home the cheapest of the cheap filters that I change every 3-4 weeks, dependent upon how much hair my dogs have shed.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #18
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I disagree yuri,,,,,,ashrei standards dictate that all 1'filters be replaced every 30 days........

I wonder if they have rules about doing a PM preventative maintenance on a furnace which no one will follow either.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:07 AM   #19
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I wonder if they have rules about doing a PM preventative maintenance on a furnace which no one will follow either.
Once a month to me seems way too much. I don't live in a desert.......
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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.

is this the one you were talking about?
http://menards.com/main/plumbing/hea...646-c-6856.htm
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That is a MERV 11 and a lot tighter and restrictive to airflow than Merv 7or 8. You would need someone to check the heat rise in the furnace AND the AC performance/temps to make sure it does not cause trouble. Correct company but that filter may be too tight for you.
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That is a MERV 11 and a lot tighter and restrictive to airflow than Merv 7or 8. You would need someone to check the heat rise in the furnace AND the AC performance/temps to make sure it does not cause trouble. Correct company but that filter may be too tight for you.
than it's gotta be this out of stock one.
http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing...589-c-6856.htm
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http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing...671-c-8464.htm

this is cheaper though

http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...&storeId=10051
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To be on the safe side which way should the filter point towards?
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arrow ALWAYS points towards the furnace.
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arrow ALWAYS points towards the furnace.
Great so I have mine pointed to the right.
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arrow ALWAYS points towards the furnace.
These Flander's naturalaire filters seem weak. Here's how mine looks after 3 months.
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weak? That is really dirty!
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arrow ALWAYS points towards the furnace.
They have a material that make them seem like the filter is really dusty, but it isn't.
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weak? That is really dirty!
Meaning the material is soft and the fibers pull off easily. That isn't all dust you see there. Yes it's dirty after 3 months.

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