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  1. #1
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    Are the reuasable electrostatic filters any good? Should I just buy and clean three of those instead of changing my filters ever 30 to 60 days? Any thoughts or advise?

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    yes, please do, business has been slow lately. if more people would purchace these we would be replacing many more furnaces this time every year.

    these type of filters will severely restrict the airflow throughout your system, resulting in cracked heat exchangers, lowered efficiency, freezing coils, etc...

    you'll be much better off remaining with your current disposables at 89 cents apiece, and changing the same day you pay your electric bill every month.

    better yet, consider a high effiency type media filter such as those made by aprilaire.

    http://www.aprilaire.com

    good luck

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    I hate to do this, but I have to disagree billva. My company did research on the Dynamic Air filter and found it actually less restrictive and some throw aways. Works off of 24 volts from the air handler. Highly recommended for those with allergies or who just want cleaner air. Warning....they're not cheap though.
    "If you can't fix it, don't break it."

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    Originally posted by uconnputz
    Are the reuasable electrostatic filters any good? Should I just buy and clean three of those instead of changing my filters ever 30 to 60 days? Any thoughts or advise?
    Are you refering to an electric one or cut to fit one you get at HD like Paul Harvey sells?

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    If you are going to be living where you're at for a while, get yourself an Electronic Air Cleaner for optimal filtering and only worry about washing it in the dishwasher

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    Wash an EAC in the dishwasher?????????
    "If you can't fix it, don't break it."

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    Why do you need three of them ?

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    eddy, alot of people buy more than one washable filter, they swap out the dirty one with a clean one, then clean the dirty one and set it aside to dry. That way they're not running the system with no filter at all.
    "If you can't fix it, don't break it."

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    The cells and pre filters duct dr. you're a true tinner

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    I will take a 4"-5" media filter any day over anything else.

    If you're staying with the 1" use the cheap pleated ones around a merv 6 and change them out every 30-90 days depending on how dirty they get.

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    Too much restriction

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    Originally posted by fat eddy
    Why do you need three of them ?

    Ever heard of more than one return and filter grilles?
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Originally posted by karsthuntr
    Originally posted by fat eddy
    Why do you need three of them ?

    Ever heard of more than one return and filter grilles?
    Don't start this fruit on duct design, please.

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