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  1. #14
    Both filters are not necessary.
    Leave whichever filters are easily accessible and change regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan sw fl View Post
    No,
    remove the one in the attic and
    keep 1" (or 2", depending on actual grille) pleated MERV 8 filter
    in the return air filter grille to maintain clean ducts.
    Now that would completely defeat the whole purpose of spending good money on a media filter enclosure. Unless the media is a total PITA to change I would use that and when the RA ducts get too dirty, get your ductwork cleaned. The media does a much better job of protecting the equipment, which by the way is the #1 job of a furnace filter. Better air quality is a bonus.

    As far as equip warranties, the old trane warranty stated not to use as a construction heater or it would void warranties. It is now written that it may be used as a construction heater IF all duct(supply and return) is completely installed and it is thoroughly cleaned and checked over after construction is completed.
    You can't fix stupid

  3. #16
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    stupid stupid stupid

    who in thier right mind would design any ac system with multiple filters throughout the house OR in the airhandler knowing what we all go through when they get dirty. who loves to clean coils? who loves to clean blower wheels? who loves to pay duct cleaning guys?
    why not eliminate it all with one april air filter at the airhandler that requires a filter only once ayear and you will never ever clean a coil , wheel, or duct again! we do our customers a great injustice when we don't offer them this type of filter option and if they don't choose it then they deserve the cost and inconvenoence of constant repair and cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasond1011 View Post
    who in thier right mind would design any ac system with multiple filters throughout the house OR in the airhandler knowing what we all go through when they get dirty. who loves to clean coils? who loves to clean blower wheels? who loves to pay duct cleaning guys?
    why not eliminate it all with one april air filter at the airhandler that requires a filter only once ayear and you will never ever clean a coil , wheel, or duct again! we do our customers a great injustice when we don't offer them this type of filter option and if they don't choose it then they deserve the cost and inconvenoence of constant repair and cleaning.
    soo.... you don't install return duct?
    You can't fix stupid

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by FilterFolks View Post
    Both filters are not necessary.
    Leave whichever filters are easily accessible and change regularly.

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    This is bad advice. The 1" fiberglass filter is designed to basically catch baseballs and hand gernades. The media filter is probably a 4" Merv 13 designed to clean the air. Telling someone to remove either/or is very bad advice.

    Someone earlier hit it on the head..."The 1" fiberglass filter used as a prefilter and changed every month can make the media filter in the attic last longer by catching the lint and other large lumps so the media filter does not load up as fast."

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