Converting Electronic Air Filter to regular media air filter


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Old 09-27-05, 07:05 AM
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Converting Electronic Air Filter to regular media air filter

The house we purchased last year has a forced air heating and cooling system. Unforturnately it also has an electronic air filter. I'd like it to go away in favor of good quality media air filters. I'd like to make this fix as inexpensive as possible. I'd have no problem disconnecting the wires, putting bugs on the ends and hiding away the mess in a little junction box. Retrofitting the existing air cleaner housing to hold a standard air filter: is there a fairly inexpensive DIY method to do this, or should the HVAC folks come out and put in new sheet metal? If it's the latter, how much is a reasonable figure to completely uninstall old EAC and replace with housing to hold standard air filters?
 
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Old 09-27-05, 01:28 PM
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pull out the cells and measure the opening. you can get the media filter online or at a local hvac wharehouse. the one in my attic is an electronic filter case i removed from a system i took out, i installed a media filter in it
 
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Old 09-27-05, 03:24 PM
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Converting Electronic Air Filter to regular media air filter

The main problem I'm envisioning is this...the EAC box is about 8" thick, in addition to the height and width dimensions which I can't remember right now. Any ideas on how to secure a good standard thickness filter within an enclosure like this?
 
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Old 09-27-05, 06:28 PM
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The cells that you pull out of the unit, messure that. What what the media filter replaces. Most cells will be two units. put them together as if they are in the case.

The media filter will be one unit. Just kill the power going to the power back on the EAC, undo the wires so that way it won't be turned on for safty reason.


Then remove the pre-filter screen, slide the new media filter in. Now you're set for 6 months to a year before you'll need to change it.

These filters can be found at Home Centers like Home Depot, or HVAC dealers.

I've done this a few times for friend's or family.
 
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Old 09-28-05, 03:39 AM
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Converting Electronic Air Filter to regular media air filter

Thanks all...didn't realize they made air filters more than one inch thick.
 
 

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