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Filter Tips

Postby taz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 pm

Filters - Ok folks it’s may be time to check that filter in your furnace, fan, or roof top unit. Don’t just put any old filter in there; use a good quality filter like a pleated filter. 3M has some good quality filters and you can most likely get them in any hardware store. For your commercial units local suppliers in your area should be able to help you out. For a good filter you may pay a little bit more for them but the benefits are worth it. The air you breathe will be cleaner, and after the filter, your duct work will have a minimal build up of dust. This in a lot of cases, is most of the duct work. Remember to install the filter in the proper direction. Pleated filters have to be installed with the air flow going through the proper direction. There is usually a directional arrow on the side of the filter. For you people with electronic air cleaners, you should record when you are cleaning them. This will build a history and give an indication of when you should be cleaning the unit. This may be more frequent at different times of the year than others depending on the run time of your unit and how much fresh air is being brought in.

For home or commercial units, always remember to record when you changed the filter on your HVAC * Maintenance Record Sheet and note when you are to check it again. Some of you may have thermostats that will let you know when to change the filter. Remember to reset your filter counter.
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Postby juster » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Static pressure is always a concern. But given the option for the average home owner (a one inch filer is what almost all furnaces come with) there are a much cheaper filter options. Using a pleated filer is the best option for them. For commercial applications 3-4 inch filters are great. Given the option of using a cheap one inch filter and a pleated filter. Use the pleated filter hands down. Using a cheap fiberglass filer will allow to many particles though. Most home owners will not make mods to their furnace to add a filter, and for the most mods are not required.
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Postby juster » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:30 am

Sorry for sounding upset. Not the case, great to have your opinion. Not disputing your comment on static pressure, just stating that most will not go through the effort to make changes to their residential system. In this case,better to use a good quality filter like
(*-**.*/literature/products/30-30.*/-*) instead of the fiberglass filters that are sometimes installed.
If one is to get lucky enough to have a person like you servicing their system, and there is a suggestion to increase the filter size for the reasons you state then they are fortunate.
It is great to see someone who cares enough and puts the the effort in to do the job right.
Thanks for bring it up
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Postby Aveena » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:52 am

Hi........

Well!! I would like to say thanks a lot for sharing this useful info.
These tips are really useful. You have don a great job. Keep sharing good info..
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Postby aaron234 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:23 am

when we change filter of our AC.and note when we are check it again.Using a pleated filer is the best option for them.I got many tips .and i hope you will do it..
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