Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


During the process of changing my return air duct, my HVAC guy suggested me installing Lennox Healthy Climate 10 Media Air Cleaner with Merv 10 rating. Should I go with it, or choose another whole house cleaner, or use the most-simple throw-away filter system that I currently use?

The HVAC guy said the filter of whole-house cleaner only needs to be replaced once or twice a year. I, instead, like these simple air filters that I can replace every 2-3 months. I am not sure whether I am right.

Thank you all!


Last edited by kgkg; 08-21-2013 at 03:08 PM.
kgkg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,541
Rewards Points: 2,762
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


The media filters are better. but it is always up to the individual customer.

__________________
When posting in certain forums, knowing your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 4,436
Rewards Points: 2,186
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


we also sell alot of media filters....they truly are better all around...those filters your talking about sound like the pleated filters like 3m and others we get some issues from them they tend to restrict air flow even after they get just alittle dirt on them ...but as bt said its up to the customer...ben sr
ben's plumbing is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by ben's plumbing View Post
we also sell alot of media filters....they truly are better all around...those filters your talking about sound like the pleated filters like 3m and others we get some issues from them they tend to restrict air flow even after they get just alittle dirt on them ...but as bt said its up to the customer...ben sr
Hi Ben, yes, I was comparing the 3M Filtrete 1-inch pleated filters with 5-inch media filter.
kgkg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 586
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by ben's plumbing View Post
we also sell alot of media filters....they truly are better all around...those filters your talking about sound like the pleated filters like 3m and others we get some issues from them they tend to restrict air flow even after they get just alittle dirt on them ...but as bt said its up to the customer...ben sr

Could he use a lower merv and eliminate some restriction?
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:54 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalplumber View Post
Could he use a lower merv and eliminate some restriction?
After lowering MERV, the filters wouldn't be that effective to remove particles, right?
kgkg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 586
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by kgkg View Post
After lowering MERV, the filters wouldn't be that effective to remove particles, right?

Here is a description of merv ratings I run 8 http://http://www.airfilters.com/merv-ratings/
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalplumber View Post
Here is a description of merv ratings I run 8 http://http://www.airfilters.com/merv-ratings/
Thanks! My question is whether MERV 10 is enough or we need MERV 11+ for a regular family with babies (no asthma or particular allergy)?
kgkg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 586
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by kgkg View Post
Thanks! My question is whether MERV 10 is enough or we need MERV 11+ for a regular family with babies (no asthma or particular allergy)?
Well start at 10 if you see dust or have an issue, move up. I run 8 with the el cheapos in the grills and my big filters go for ever.
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:13 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalplumber View Post
Well start at 10 if you see dust or have an issue, move up. I run 8 with the el cheapos in the grills and my big filters go for ever.
My contractor will install Lennox Healthy Climate 10 Media Air Cleaner with Merv 10 rating. Does that mean I can move up by changing the filter, or do I have to stick with MERV 10 if I install the system? Thanks a lot!
kgkg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 586
Default

Whole-House Air Filter or Regular Filter System?


Quote:
Originally Posted by kgkg View Post
My contractor will install Lennox Healthy Climate 10 Media Air Cleaner with Merv 10 rating. Does that mean I can move up by changing the filter, or do I have to stick with MERV 10 if I install the system? Thanks a lot!
You can go up on merv anytime you change filters. Merv is the rating for te filter.

__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird wiring in house fdmillion Electrical 13 06-14-2013 06:49 PM
Steam heating system in an old house. Do I add water, and where? Salvatorparadise HVAC 2 12-24-2010 05:51 AM
Best Air Filter for My System? mario390 HVAC 5 10-23-2010 10:22 AM
Permit For Fire Sprinklers letnes Plumbing 18 10-14-2010 05:23 PM
Whole house water filter questions... epeterson777 Plumbing 7 10-12-2008 12:51 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.