merv 8 vs merv 11 (need it?)

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Old 09-05-11, 06:30 PM
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merv 8 vs merv 11 (need it?)

santa fe compact,i'm not really worried about filtering out down to the X microns..just need a filter in place so machine wont be damaged ...the 11s are getting expensive.i noticed i can get a 4 pack of merv 8 for 50 bucks and they even have 'odor' ones that are cheaper than the 11s but i dont need odor control

any reason not to get the 8s instead of 11s?
 
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Old 09-05-11, 07:18 PM
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nope, get the 8's and all should be good.
 
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Old 09-06-11, 08:15 AM
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ok cool..because thats significant savings...i do stretch out changes to maybe 9 to 12 months..no pets or anything in house..but the 11's really are expensive. just got lucky and found 8s on a google search
 
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I check mine the first of every month and change if a visual inspections shows a change in the light transmission. Depending on the season, I change mine monthly or every other month to get maximum furnace/AC efficiency. I run my fan 24/7 when in a heating season (house closed) and set the fan to auto in the cooling season (house closed). During the in-between/natural times when the house is open and dust and pollen get in, so the loading on the filters goes up when I start running the furnace fan. I have 2 large long haired cats and had a slight allergy to cats (may have disappeared with time), but have no problem except when the house is opened up.

I buy 3-packs of pleated Merv 8 filters (16x25x1) at hope depot for about $10.00.

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Old 09-06-11, 09:02 AM
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so why are my tiny 9x 11 filters 15 bucks each when your large filters are "dirt cheap"? wish i could just cut larger ones down! would that work..seriously?
 
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Old 09-06-11, 09:08 AM
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Cause you are buying an odd size for a dehumidifier...Dick was talking about furnace filters. I was going to comment also, then I realized what Topic we were in.

The less of something sold...the more it costs per unit as a general rule.
 
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I surrender to not reading the Topic subject. - I was in the heating and cooling mode.

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Old 09-06-11, 10:04 AM
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in fairness the santa fe pumps out a lotta heat

just wish i could cut up the larger cheaper filters and make do..maybe ill experiment someday
 
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Old 09-26-11, 07:49 AM
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i did something more mortals will never admit, i checked in the manual...it actually lists merv 8

oh and 580 watts of juice incase anyone wants to know (yes i like to use my killawatt too)
 
 

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