Air filter for old furnace

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Old 11-25-05, 08:04 AM
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Furnace filter for old furnace

I have a old Luxair furnace in my home. The unit is from 1976 and still running fine (though not very effiecient). The problem I have is air flow and Dust. Some of my co-worker suggest that its my air-filter and I need to purcahse a better type of Filter. IS this true and Can anyone reccomend a good standard air filter to use in general for this furnace?. The air filter is 16x 25x 1 size?

note: usually I purchase a 3M brand and change it every other month
 

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Old 11-25-05, 08:37 AM
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Furnace filter for old furnace

Sorry, What I meant is "Furnace filter" not air filter
 
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Old 11-25-05, 02:20 PM
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The pleted filters are fine what you are using now.. YOu don't want to go anything over the 3M... Example like the electrstic filters.. They are the worse thing to use..

If you really want to go better, could go with the Meida filter. but then that involves redoing the ductwork next to the furnace.

How is your system set up? In the basement?? Returns duct are at??
 
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Old 11-25-05, 06:47 PM
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Thanks for your advice. I just went out and bought the same as normal. Much appreciated.

Let see if I can answer you correct, I don't know alot about furnaces.
My furnace is in the basement with return airduct unit next to it..I think.
Upstair, I have a return air vent in everyroom on the top portion of the wall and 1 large airvent in the hallway. Hope I answered correctly.

The only thing I can't figured out is the dust. Where is it coming from. I think its because I do not have a finished basement... Wha do you all think?

Thanks again
 
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Old 11-26-05, 06:24 AM
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Some home will have alot of dust, and others won't..

Most of the time it's from the carpet... Over time the carpet breaks down, and becomes a dust bomb.. The house is dryer in the winter, making it worse.

Our last place we had, the carpet was 20+ years old, and had dust like crazy.. It was replaced, and the dust level came down.

Also if you have kids and/or pets, they tend to stir it up a bit as well.

Your retrun duct are set up allright.
 
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Some home will have alot of dust, and others won't..

Most of the time it's from the carpet... Over time the carpet breaks down, and becomes a dust bomb.. The house is dryer in the winter, making it worse.

Our last place we had, the carpet was 20+ years old, and had dust like crazy.. It was replaced, and the dust level came down.

Also if you have kids and/or pets, they tend to stir it up a bit as well.

Your retrun duct are set up allright.
Very true. The carpet, kids, pets, etc. But most of the dust comes from the duct system itself. Dust, dirt, moisture as well as other unsavory things collect, accumulate and build up inside the duct work (especially flex-duct). The forced-air system pushes (forces) the heated or cooled air through the duct work and into your living space, only to be re-recirculated and re-cycled back through the dusty duct system and into your house again.
 
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Old 11-27-05, 08:52 AM
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furnace filter for old furnace

I have hardwood floor about 80% of my house so I'm assuming its the dirty duct is the problem; which mean, I need to get my duct clean? Does that really work.. I'ver heard that its really doesn't work from several people but none of them are professional.

If the duct cleaning is req'd than how much can I expecting to pay?

My house is approximate 1400 sq ft.

Any suggestions?
 
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