I live in a manufactured home with a Miller/Nordyne furnace/ac. It has a hogs hair filter. I was wondering if you know if I have to replace it with the same type? or can I use an electrostatic air filter instead.It is 6 years old and falling apart.
Thanks for any advise
For Better Filter Performance Upgrade Your Air Filter
One of the biggest misconceptions about air conditioning and heating equipment is that you have to continue using the same type of filter that originally came with the equipment but it is not true.
You can use any type of filter you want. In fact, filters that come pre-installed in the equipment when it is new, are usually of poor quality and have low efficiency ratings. I always recommend upgrading to a more efficient filter.
P.S. I think the reason manufacturers ship new equipment with poor quality filters is competition. In an effort to remain competitive they have to cut costs where they can and this is one of those areas.