HVAC Filters ... which type is ideal to use?

Old 06-20-16, 07:40 PM
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HVAC Filters ... which type is ideal to use?

My HVAC contractor and I go back and forth on the type of filters to use. They tend to use the Flander filters and most of the reviews I read said they're crap. I used to buy the ones from Lowes and they told me they restrict air flow and makes the system work harder.

So after my last batch ran out, I purchased the following from Amazon. I did hours of research and I'm under the impression that these are pretty good. The Flanders they put in are super thin and the netting itself appears to come apart when I pull it from the slot to change. it just feels very flimsy to me but what do I know.
Old 06-21-16, 01:18 PM
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You look at the MERV rating. The rating of 8 on the ones you reference are near the best for particulates. Personally, I like media filters. They cost more, but I don't have to change filters for 6 months. It requires a reworking of the filter holder, but they are readily available through the box stores or online in bulk.

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