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Old 03-03-2021, 08:05 AM   #1
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What would be the best home air filter without being too restrictive? I think I'm currently using the Filtrete 1000. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:59 AM   #2
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My HVAC guy recommend we buy those cheapie ones and change them more often... They are less restrictive but don't have as much filter surface area as a pleated filter. He hates pleated filters because even new, they are more restrictive... Yes they filter finer particles, but the cheapies filter just fine if you change them regularly... Trouble with the pleated filters is they are marketed to "last longer", so most folks who are prone to not change filters regularly buy them and put them in and forget about them for like forever and change filters even less... At my home, my deer camp and my office, we buy those bulk packs of the green fiber filters and change them every 30 days. This has been a good choice for us best I can tell, and it has saved us a ton of money.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:00 AM   #3
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My HVAC guy recommend we buy those cheapie ones and change them more often... They are less restrictive but don't have as much filter surface area as a pleated filter. He hates pleated filters because even new, they are more restrictive... Yes they filter finer particles, but the cheapies filter just fine if you change them regularly... Trouble with the pleated filters is they are marketed to "last longer", so most folks who are prone to not change filters regularly buy them and put them in and forget about them for like forever and change filters even less... At my home, my deer camp and my office, we buy those bulk packs of the green fiber filters and change them every 30 days. This has been a good choice for us best I can tell, and it has saved us a ton of money.
This. The cheapest ones and change monthly.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:29 AM   #4
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We run merv 8 or 11 grade pleated filters, we have dogs, and the units tell us when the filter is dirty

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:54 AM   #5
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you guys are using filters?
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:38 AM   #6
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you guys are using filters?
My thought too! I would prefer you did not use them. Give me a call when it does not work and I will come fix it
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:16 PM   #7
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https://www.airfilterhub.com/product...nt=33622822674
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reminder, my filter is actually due to be changed this week.

Last time I bought a 12 pack of merv 8 filters from filterbuy.com we use a 20x25x1 and they were $78 for 12 delivered to my door.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:21 PM   #9
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My HVAC guy recommend we buy those cheapie ones and change them more often... They are less restrictive but don't have as much filter surface area as a pleated filter. He hates pleated filters because even new, they are more restrictive... Yes they filter finer particles, but the cheapies filter just fine if you change them regularly... Trouble with the pleated filters is they are marketed to "last longer", so most folks who are prone to not change filters regularly buy them and put them in and forget about them for like forever and change filters even less... At my home, my deer camp and my office, we buy those bulk packs of the green fiber filters and change them every 30 days. This has been a good choice for us best I can tell, and it has saved us a ton of money.


The problem with the cheapies is they let all kinds of dust and other contaminants through that gets on your a coil and in your duct work.

Your system as a whole will stay much cleaner using a higher efficiency filter.

If you are worried about restricted air flow, likely your AHU or duct work is undersized and/or not balanced.


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Old 03-03-2021, 12:34 PM   #10
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Those cheap filters only keep out pets and small children. They only start filtering when they get clogged. Use pleated filters and change them monthly.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:39 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information. I ended up getting a years worth of the filtrete 1500 for around $15 apiece at Lowes. Im going to change them every 3 months. That 5" to 1" filter is nice. Ive never seen that. My old house had a 4-5" single filter in the attic which was only suppose to be replaced once a year. I ordered a Coway Mighty air purifier yesterday off amazon just to see what it would do.
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My thought too! I would prefer you did not use them. Give me a call when it does not work and I will come fix it
Looking forward to seeing your guy next Tuesday.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:13 PM   #13
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Thanks for the information. I ended up getting a years worth of the filtrete 1500 for around $15 apiece at Lowes. Im going to change them every 3 months. That 5" to 1" filter is nice. Ive never seen that. My old house had a 4-5" single filter in the attic which was only suppose to be replaced once a year. I ordered a Coway Mighty air purifier yesterday off amazon just to see what it would do.
You'll be surprised how much fine dust, pollen, and other suspended particles it will trap. We use a combination of BlueAir and Honeywell HEPA filters in several rooms in the house and it made a big difference.


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Looking forward to seeing your guy next Tuesday.
Keep me posted on how it goes so I know they are acting right with my hunting buddies!
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:47 PM   #15
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Been running the cheapest filters money can buy all my adult life. Change ever 30-45 days. Anything more and I'm throwing money away. Works great for us.
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Been running the cheapest filters money can buy all my adult life. Change ever 30-45 days. Anything more and I'm throwing money away. Works great for us.


I run 4.5 deep pleated filters and change once per 6 months and truthfully as clean as they are could probably go a year.

In all fairness my house is less than 2 years old and totally foam encapsulated. The minimal amount of dust that gets in is amazing. My wife only has to dust twice a YEAR and we are almost 2 years with ceiling fans running 24/7 and Im just now about to have to clean them for the first time.

Even if my house wasnt foam encapsulated it would be worth the very little extra $$ not to have to climb in the attic once a month. In my previous house I used 1 thick pleated and only had to change them every 90 days.


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Old 03-03-2021, 05:25 PM   #17
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This after it goes thru cheap fiber filters.

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