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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by perrybucsdad View Post
    I just buy the chepo filters and change them on the first of each month.
    Watch those cheap-o blue spun fiberglass filters. They allow a lot of dirt to pass through and deposit on the indoor coil.

    Take care.

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    True enough, but I'm trying to keep our HVAC guys in business with an annual maint job.

  3. #16
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    whistle not a bad idea as a backup to regular filter changes for those "damn i got busy and forgot all about it times"

    by the time the filter gets dirty enough to blow the whistle it should have been replaced weeks ago.

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    I have always used the monthly filters. Hubby bought some better filters and today when I changed them the return in the hallway started to whistle, it never has before. So should I go buy the cheap filters again? Will these hurt the system if left in?

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    What brand filter is the new filter.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    What brand filter is the new filter.
    NaturalAire from Home Depot
    Merv rating 8

    I have alway used those blue cheap ones and never heard a sound.

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    Those are normally not an excessively restrictive air filter. Your returns are probably a little small.
    Might want to go back to the cheaper filters or you get your return increased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Those are normally not an excessively restrictive air filter. Your returns are probably a little small.
    Might want to go back to the cheaper filters or you get your return increased.

    Thanks for you help

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    Some Hubby is thanking you as we speak beenthere....

    Honeydo list on the 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon3475 View Post
    Some Hubby is thanking you as we speak beenthere....

    Honeydo list on the 4th.
    ROFL.

    Ooops. Sorry bout his luck
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  11. #24
    So is this whistle like a tea kettle or a police whistle? A kazoo?


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