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3PK is on sale in store as well. $35 I believed.
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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I picked up a 3 pack on Sunday. Good deal for sure
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I wish costco would start selling those 5$ ones in bulk.
Uh, yeah, I'd like to speak to a Mr. Tabooger, first name Ollie.
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Every furnace technician I have talked to has told me that this is the worst thing you can do to your furnace motor. These filters apparently restrict air flow and make the motor do a lot more work.

I don't know why people buy these. The $3 ones are better for your furnace.
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better off getting some at furnacefilters.ca in the GTA.
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belgiangenius wrote: Every furnace technician I have talked to has told me that this is the worst thing you can do to your furnace motor. These filters apparently restrict air flow and make the motor do a lot more work.

I don't know why people buy these. The $3 ones are better for your furnace.
This.
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belgiangenius wrote: Every furnace technician I have talked to has told me that this is the worst thing you can do to your furnace motor. These filters apparently restrict air flow and make the motor do a lot more work.

I don't know why people buy these. The $3 ones are better for your furnace.
I've also been told this with my new home pre delivery inspection.
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belgiangenius wrote: Every furnace technician I have talked to has told me that this is the worst thing you can do to your furnace motor. These filters apparently restrict air flow and make the motor do a lot more work.

I don't know why people buy these. The $3 ones are better for your furnace.
Exactly.
And you don't even need to be a technician to figure that out. Try putting on a mask like that on your face and going for a run.
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Try having a house full of asthmatics-----$3 filters don't cut it. They restrict air flow-as they are removing harmful things from the air. Would rather my furnace work a little harder than my families lungs
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belgiangenius wrote: Every furnace technician I have talked to has told me that this is the worst thing you can do to your furnace motor. These filters apparently restrict air flow and make the motor do a lot more work.

I don't know why people buy these. The $3 ones are better for your furnace.
C21H30O2 wrote: Exactly.
And you don't even need to be a technician to figure that out. Try putting on a mask like that on your face and going for a run.
lol. enjoy breathing in that dust day-in day-out. every furnace should use a filter, if you believe that your house is cleaner than others, get a lower MPR filter.
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BenK wrote: lol. enjoy breathing in that dust day-in day-out. every furnace should use a filter, if you believe that your house is cleaner than others, get a lower MPR filter. you guys are probably the same people who never get their ducts cleaned.
Lmao @ duct cleaning.
You're the type that pays for "home perimeter air cleaning, only $199!"
You must be afraid to walk outside your door? Or do you wear masks outside too?
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C21H30O2 wrote: Lmao @ duct cleaning.
You're the type that pays for "home perimeter air cleaning, only $199!"
You must be afraid to walk outside your door? Or do you wear masks outside too?
of course. i hope you don't change your car filters either, its all just a scam they built into the system. it'll last longer since it doesn't have to work as hard pushing oil through a filter. :facepalm:
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C21H30O2 wrote: Exactly.
And you don't even need to be a technician to figure that out. Try putting on a mask like that on your face and going for a run.
haha, what if you are running in Beijing on a smog day? I guess you'd rather have the mask on.

While there have been so many people say "I was told by the HVAC technician.....etc", I just want a objective article with long-term research to prove which theory is right. I have been burnt by some technicians so I don't trust them. I'm not saying the more expensive filters are more efficient. I just want to know if higher MERV rating would really reduce the lifespan of the blower/furnace.
get what is cheap, not what you need :lol:
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BenK wrote: of course. i hope you don't change your car filters either, its all just a scam they built into the system. :facepalm:
Honestly, I don't want to know where you learned all this stuff. Cars are subject to direct emissions from other cars constantly while driving. Your house is not sitting in traffic. The correlation you make is a failure.
But do continue with your practice, it pumps money into the economy and keeps driving it. But for the rest of red flaggers who want to save money / not get ripped off, I leave my advice.
Thankful to OP for posting deals for those who need it, but we need to also offer advice about it as well. After all that's what we're all here for. You're the one in here talking about duct cleaning. Do some research on it.
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shahan wrote: 63.85 + FS ... I ordered same last month for 37.99 +FS

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00FFQ ... UTF8&psc=1
different MPR rating. if your house doesn't have pets, carpet or other allergens, these Amazon 600 MPR filters will be fine. If you find yourself sneezing, sniffling, etc etc, get something with a higher MPR like these Costco ones.

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