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Custom Air Filters - the Standard at AirFilterBuy.com

It happens to our customers all the time. They move in to a new home / apartment / industrial building and they realize that the furnace filters are long overdue for replacement. They take them out, write down the size (if they can find it!) and off to their favorite hardware store (often times 2 ... Read more »

The Importance Of Filtration In Our Daily Lives

The importance of high-quality, effective air filtration reached new heights recently when a Boeing 787 Dreamliner bound for Tokyo was diverted to Seattle due to a faulty air filter. While airplanes may not be part of your daily life, this example demonstrates the importance of filtration. To better understand how filtration affects you, consider these ... Read more »

Step-By-Step Instructions For Replacing Your Air Filter

Regularly replacing the air filter in your furnace protects both your health and budget. Clogged furnace filters can allow debris into the system that can potentially cause damage, increase energy bills, and even create respiratory problems. These simple steps make it easy to change your air filter so that your energy bills stay low and your ... Read more »

Which Air Filter Should I Choose?

Selecting the right filter for your Trane, Rheem or other AC unit or furnace can reduce electric bills by as much as 15% and improve air quality within your home. During peak usage, a clogged AC or furnace filter can raise a $200 electric bill to as much as $280, according to one study. Instead ... Read more »

The furnace filter “size issue”

If you have an old filter from your furnace that has its dimensions printed on it, size is not an issue for you. Simply order your new filters in the same size. FYI, though, those dimensions are not the actual dimensions of the opening in your furnace where the filter is installed. The dimensions are ... Read more »

All about MERV ratings

Every furnace filter has a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating, which measures how efficiently the filter captures particles of specific sizes that pass through it as your furnace operates. MERV ratings range from 1 (least efficient) to 16 (extremely efficient). Particles are measured in microns and range from carpet and textile fibers (greater than ... Read more »

How often should I change my furnace filter?

For the common, one-inch-thick type of residential filter, we recommend that you change it every month. As particles accumulate on the filter, they progressively block the passage of air through the filter. This means your furnace has to work harder to “suck” air through the filter. This can lessen the useful life of your furnace, ... Read more »

Which Air Filter Should I Choose?

Selecting the right filter for your Trane, Rheem or other AC unit or furnace can reduce electric bills by as much as 15% and improve air quality within your home. During peak usage, a clogged AC or furnace filter can raise a $200 electric bill to as much as $280, according to one study. Instead ... Read more »

Tips for Clean Indoor Air

You may be surprised at how many toxins there are in what appears to be a clean, healthy home. Carpets, fiberboard furnishings, formaldehyde-infused synthetic floor coverings, clogged furnace filters and many household cleaning products can pollute the air your family breathes on a daily basis, potentially leading to respiratory ailments such as asthma and COPD. ... Read more »

Is Your HVAC Ready For Summer?

As the mercury rises, many families turn to air conditioners for relief from the heat. Unfortunately, even the most reliable unit can fail if it is not properly cared for, freezing up at the worst possible time of year. Make sure your HVAC is summer-ready with these tips. Clogged & Worn Out Air Filters According ... Read more »

Step-By-Step Instructions For Replacing Your Air Filter

Regularly replacing the air filter in your furnace protects both your health and budget. Clogged furnace filters can allow debris into the system that can potentially cause damage, increase energy bills, and even create respiratory problems. These simple steps make it easy to change your air filter so that your energy bills stay low and your ... Read more »

The Importance Of Filtration In Our Daily Lives

The importance of high-quality,effective air filtration reached new heights recently when a Boeing 787 Dreamliner bound for Tokyo was diverted to Seattle due to a faulty air filter. While airplanes may not be part of your daily life, this example demonstrates the importance of filtration. To better understand how filtration affects you, consider these everyday ... Read more »

Custom Air Filters. Create Your Own Custom Furnace filter.

Custom Air Filters Build your own custom AC or furnace filter We have done our best to list all the major replacement sizes. However, if you don’t see the size for you, you can easily create it using this tool. Simply measure the length and width of your filter with a tape measure and choose ... Read more »

The furnace filter “size issue”

Just the thought of replacing a furnace filter can be headache-inducing, but we’re here to ease your pain. This article offers a quick snapshot of how to find the right size filter for your furnace the next time it needs replacing.   Scenario One: Your Current Filter Includes Dimensions If you have an old filter ... Read more »

All about MERV ratings

Every furnace filter has a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating, which measures how efficiently the filter captures particles of specific sizes that pass through it as your furnace operates. MERV ratings range from 1 (least efficient) to 16 (extremely efficient). Particles are measured in microns and range from carpet and textile fibers (greater than ... Read more »

How often should I change my furnace filter?

For the common, one-inch-thick type of residential filter, we recommend that you change it every month. As particles accumulate on the filter, they progressively block the passage of air through the filter. This means your furnace has to work harder to “suck” air through the filter. This can lessen the useful life of your furnace, ... Read more »