Thursday, April 21, 2011

Central Air Filter Sizes

Boring post alert!

As some of you know we just bought our first house.  Our central air unit uses a very odd sized filter: 11¾ x 12½ x 1

Anyone out there buy their air filters online that could recommend someone that's reputable?  I've googled some sites, I just don't know who's who.

7 comments:

  1. That size simply cannot be right. Are you SURE?

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  2. Yeah, it's written on the unit itself. The previous owner had been buying oversized filters and cutting them down...which is what I've been doing but it's a pain in the asspuck.

    http://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/store/custom-air-filter-order-form

    Seems like they can do it there...

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  3. I really would just go to Wal*Mart and buy the 12x25 and cut them in half. You can get six for less than ten bucks.

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  4. Yeah, I picked up a pack of that size exactly at Lowe's on the way home today and cut it down. Just a hassle...but probably not a hassle that's worth paying $50 to avoid.

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  5. And you can get a pair of tin snips to cut them with, too. You don't want to get that fiberglass all over your dickbeaters.

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  6. Two Dogs beat me to it. I've never heard of a filter that small...and I was in the HVAC biz.

    "Dickbeaters." Nyuk...

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  7. Well, that's the filter we've got. And If I spend $10 bucks for two 12x22s at Home Depot and cut them down, the price is $12 more at through the website.

    My son has developed asthma so it's really important for me to get the right filtering in place.

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