Question about furnace filters


G

Guest

I have a Honeywell electronic filter and it does work, but not well
enough to catch the dust well enough. Could I use a 3 M filter before
the Electronic filter or would that pose too much restriction.
Any other suggestions as to better filter for the furnace would be
helpful.

Thanks
Dale
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J

JV

Can you put such filer instead of cells inside electronic air filter?
Assuming of course that sizes matches.

Thanks
 
N

Noon-Air

You can *do* anything you want.... is it right?? dunno.... you will have to
consult with your local, *competent*, licensed, insured, professionally
trained, HVAC technician.
 
G

Guest

Noon-Air said:
Thanks, it started me on a search. Will these filters slide in
replacement to the Honeywell F-50 electronic filter? I checked the size
and it is exactly the size of two F-50 which I have now so I assume it's
a no modification change out. I found another company which sells a
pre-filter and a activated carbon post filter for the Honeywell F-50,
Permatron makes this upgrade kit, but I've yet to find anybody that
sells it. A call to Permatron yelded a couple of places, one was a
wholesaler and the other one was a recorded message and order a catalog
which I did, it's name was Improvement, I think Improvement.com or
something to that nature.

Anyway thanks for the tip, it gave me a start at least

Dale
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J

JV

Thanks for reply.
I actually talked to HVAC guy today and he told me that yes, I could do
that. I still posted this question here, because here you can get so much
more info on topic comparing to just one HVAC guy. There were many times
when to different question someone would point to important things that
otherwise you would not think to consider.
As an example, I was hoping that somone would share with us more info. Like
:
- Yes, you can do that but make sure to disconnect EAC from electricity
- Yes, you can do that and if there are gaps in EAC above new filter, just
fill them up with <blank> (?)
- Yes, you can do that but then make sure you remove metal mesh prefilter
otherwise air flow would be restricted (?)
- Yes, you can do that but usually EAC does the better job (?)

So these are the things that I new I should ask, but as I said, usually
there are things that I don't even know I should ask.

Thanks anyway for all the info.



Noon-Air said:
You can *do* anything you want.... is it right?? dunno.... you will have
to consult with your local, *competent*, licensed, insured, professionally
trained, HVAC technician.
 
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B

Bob Pietrangelo

Honeywell makes a media filter to replace your EAC cells. It is an F100
filter, the rest of the number depends on your size. Unless you clean your
EAC cells at least once a month they don't work. These media filters will
last you 6-12 months. We install these on every install (space permitting)
Without duct modifications a filter will not Fit inside the F50 with the EAC
cells in place.

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Bob Pietrangelo
(e-mail address removed)
(e-mail address removed)
www.comfort-solution.biz
On Time or Your Service Call is FREE
Preventive Maintenance Specialist
 
G

Guest

JV said:
Thanks for reply.
I actually talked to HVAC guy today and he told me that yes, I could do
that. I still posted this question here, because here you can get so much
more info on topic comparing to just one HVAC guy. There were many times
when to different question someone would point to important things that
otherwise you would not think to consider.
As an example, I was hoping that somone would share with us more info. Like
:
- Yes, you can do that but make sure to disconnect EAC from electricity
- Yes, you can do that and if there are gaps in EAC above new filter, just
fill them up with <blank> (?)
- Yes, you can do that but then make sure you remove metal mesh prefilter
otherwise air flow would be restricted (?)
- Yes, you can do that but usually EAC does the better job (?)

So these are the things that I new I should ask, but as I said, usually
there are things that I don't even know I should ask.

Thanks anyway for all the info.

Well, thankyou, it answered some of my questions too. I suspect that
you only need to make sure the switch is off and fill the gaps with bulk
filter material, which I have. The other point is that the EAC does
better, in theory it should, but seems that I see little dust trapped.
I think what I need is a better pre-filter, better than the metal mesh
that came with the Honey F-50. On the other hand maybe I'll just stick
with what I have.....

Take a look at this: http://www.permatron.com/Resident/EAC.html

And tell me what you think. If I could find a place that sells this I'd
try it out depending on the price, but so far it's elusive.

Dale
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B

Bob Loblaw

(e-mail address removed) wrote:


Well, thankyou, it answered some of my questions too. I suspect that
you only need to make sure the switch is off and fill the gaps with bulk
filter material, which I have. The other point is that the EAC does
better, in theory it should, but seems that I see little dust trapped.
Plus the fact that electronic air cleaners make ozone, a carcinogen.
I wouldn't have one in my house.

Respectfully, Bob
 
G

Guest

Bob Loblaw said:
(e-mail address removed) wrote:




Plus the fact that electronic air cleaners make ozone, a carcinogen.
I wouldn't have one in my house.

Respectfully, Bob
Hi Bob,

What kind of filter system do you have on your furnace? I'm looking,
but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for a new filter every few
months.

Dale
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B

Bob Loblaw

Hi Bob,

What kind of filter system do you have on your furnace? I'm looking,
but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for a new filter every few
months.

Dale
Home Depot sells a replacement filter (pleated paper filter media)
that fits most electronic air cleaners. It's about the same size as both
of the cells put together.
Remove the cells and the pre-screen filters so it's completely empty,
then install the pleated paper filter media.
No electricity used, no ozone, better filtration, change every few months.

Respectfully, Bob
 
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G

Guest

Hi Bob,

What kind of filter system do you have on your furnace? I'm looking,
but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for a new filter every few
months.

Dale
Home Depot sells a replacement filter (pleated paper filter media)
that fits most electronic air cleaners. It's about the same size as both
of the cells put together.
Remove the cells and the pre-screen filters so it's completely empty,
then install the pleated paper filter media.
No electricity used, no ozone, better filtration, change every few months.

Respectfully, Bob[/QUOTE]

I'll check it out tomorrow morning at HD. I have two cells for my
Honeywell F-50 and they measure together 16X25X4&3/8. There are
contacts on the top which may or may not interfere with the paper filter.

Thanks for the tip Bob.

Dale
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JV

I would like to thank as well for very usesfull information!


Home Depot sells a replacement filter (pleated paper filter media)
that fits most electronic air cleaners. It's about the same size as both
of the cells put together.
Remove the cells and the pre-screen filters so it's completely empty,
then install the pleated paper filter media.
No electricity used, no ozone, better filtration, change every few
months.

Respectfully, Bob
I'll check it out tomorrow morning at HD. I have two cells for my
Honeywell F-50 and they measure together 16X25X4&3/8. There are
contacts on the top which may or may not interfere with the paper filter.

Thanks for the tip Bob.

Dale[/QUOTE]
 

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