Furnaces keep you warm and cozy. Furnaces can also make you sick, rev up your indoor allergies, and dry out the air you breathe. Taking care of your furnace is no laughing matter, although there are some funny things about furnaces that you can laugh about after the fact. Take furnace filters for example. Here are some funny things about furnaces in conjunction with furnace filters.
Filters Are Constantly Changing but Furnaces Are Not
If you walk into your typical hardware store or home goods section of a big box store, they have all kinds of furnace filters there. In fact, you may be at a loss for selecting a filter because you do not remember the dimensions of the filter that is currently in your furnace. Funnier still, you will probably buy a couple of different filters, different sizes, and take them home to discover that, while one or two come close to the right size, they are all the wrong fit. So, back to the store you go only to discover that they no longer make a filter in the size you need. What next?
New furnaces are changing sizes, as are the filters. Unfortunately, you have an older furnace and no need to replace it just yet. That leaves you with an unchangeable furnace and no filters.
Custom Size Air Filters for Sale
Now, you have to figure out how you are going to replace your furnace's filter before the winter snows begin. With your furnace's odd shape and "ancient" age, you might look to custom size air filters. No, these are not makeshift solutions created from old air filters or filters that have been sitting quietly around some old warehouse somewhere.
Instead, an expert in heating and air filtration comes to your house, takes measurements, and makes what appears to be a perfectly-sized and totally manufactured air filter. If you did not know that it was a custom filter, you would swear that it is from the same aisle of filters where you bought all of the wrong-sized furnace filters! No forced air would escape from the gaps in the corners of the filter area in the furnace, and filter would not cram into a space too large or disappear inside your furnace because the filter is too small (which does happen, and then you have to have an HVAC technician get the dropped filter out).