My sister says she needs a special air filter for her Trane furnace/air
(that's all the info I got from her).
The technician came out to measure for a filter today and said it would
cost $700. She needs extra filtering due to asthma and lots of dust in her
I'm hoping there is a good site where the cost is a little lower and you
know they are a good honest site?
I've used http://www.iaqsource.com/ before with good results. I saved a
bunch of money buying new filters for my Space Gard system.
You'll need to make sure you match up your part numbers and everything
properly because you might end up wasting money if you buy the wrong
Look into Trion Air Bear, April Air Spaceguard are good media but the
enclosure does not seal well and replacement filters are alot more. 700$
sounds like a dual filter, UV and media or similar, or a rip off.
If you're willing to do the work yourself, you probably can cut that cost in
half. They quoted me $300 for a filter and housing and said if I brought in
the boot (the bottom of the cold air return connecting to the furnace)
they'd make me one to fit the filter for $50.
Get more estimates. Go to a place that sells furnaces and ask
them for a local recommendation.
Compare the esimtates: it'll give you a start on who's who. BTW,
an estimate is just that: an ESTIMATE! Be sure to read the fine
print. Doesn't sound like you should be doing this yourself to
If this is making a new filter housing for the unit I would try to find
out the actual filter cost and the materials and labor breakdown. $700
may be ok at the rates some places charge.
In my previous house I used to run an electronic air cleaner on the
central air system . More expensive to install but cheaper to operate
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