Rheem filter

Old 01-28-20, 04:15 AM
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Rheem filter

Hi All, the stock filter that comes with a mdl RBHP 17J06SH1 AH is a plastic frame device that seems totally inadequate, any thoughts? the filter size is what appears to be now a custom size 16.25 X 21 actual size. Thinking of installing a pleated type filter.
Old 01-28-20, 04:24 AM
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If your thinking that changing the filter will get you a "clean room" environment you might as well as forget it.

Filter efficiency, minimal furnace run time, etc. just isn't going to do much regardless of what is installed.

Making it easier/cheaper to use a standard filter, that might justify changing!
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Old 01-28-20, 05:28 AM
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Agree with Marq. Although the filter you have was designed for the unit, any substitute that will keep debris from entering the motor and heat exchanger plenum will do the job.
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I agree with others. The filter is installed at the vent going toward your equipment, not the vent going into the room. The reason is that HVAC filters are used to keep dirt from your equipment, not the living area. If you opt for a pleated filter (and many homeowners do), don't go above MERV 6.

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