Honeywell 4 Filter

Honeywell 4 Filter

Cutting In The Honeywell 4 Filter

Sometimes I really feel the need to pat myself on the back for doing this blog, meaning I have no real writing talent, I struggle to get my words out to my fingers. But I do feel a sense of accomplishment when I post my tidbits of information and a customer mentions my blog, so here we go.

 

Best Bang For The Buck

I truly feel a Honeywell 4" pleated filter bank is the the best bang for you buck in filtration. Lets face it...we all hate changing filters and this filter setup allows you to go 6 months to a full year without changing filters and have a quality filtering system that is easy to change.

 
Fitting In The Honeywell Filter

To the side you see the Honeywell Filter Bank with the 4" pleated filter next to it. You can see where I took 2 pieces of ducting that I made, both with 1" flange folded inward creating a 6.5" gap in the ducting. The Honeywell filter bank will slide into this space and get screwed internally into the 1" flange. The filter bank MUST be at least 7" above the furnace for clearance on venting.

As you can see in the picture of the filter bank installed. It slides into the gap, screwed and then sealed. Quick and easy if done at the same time of the furnace installation.

Honeywell 4 Filter
Honeywell 4 Filter
Honeywell 4 Filter Installed

American Standard Furnace

American Standard Furnace 80%

Like for like 80%

Here we have an American Standard Furnace 80% that was replaced with a new American Standard Furnace 80%. What we call "like for like". It is by far one of the easiest types of replacements, especially if its located in the garage.

Older Trane Furnace

Older Trane Furnace

Now in my opinion this furnace should have lasted a lot longer. One issue that caused a short life was a poorly sized filter system, a small filter gets clogged way to fast making it difficult for the owner to keep up with and then eventually causing high limit failures(over heating). Also if the furnace had been vented with double wall pipe instead of galvanized single wall pipe, there would have been less internally corrosion (white dust) that clogs up pressure ports and causes excessive wear on the inducer. We find this a lot in very cold garages.

Like for like 80% cont.

Here you see the new American Standard furnace and a Bradford White hot water tank installed. The new equipment is vented with type B double wall venting that will eliminate internal corrosion. We also added a Honeywell filter system.

New American Standard furnace 80% and Bradford White 50 gal

New American Standard furnace 80% and Bradford White 50 gal

And as you can see the Honeywell F100 4" fits perfectly on top and usually provides annual protection but I do recommend checking every 6 months.

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Lennox To American Standard

Old Lennox Electric Furnace

Lennox To American Standard

My customer was having some very expensive electric furnace bills and wanted something much more efficient and reliable. The American Standard brand has been number 1 if not number 2 for at least the past 5 years in consumer reports for furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners. I am very fortunate to be an American Standard Dealer.

As you can see the new American Standard furnace adapted very well in to the space with very little transition work. We also added a New Honeywell 4" pleated air filter system.

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Lennox To American Standard 95

Rheem 90 to American Standard

A Rheem 90 to American Standard

My customer was done with her Rheem imperial 90% gas furnace , the age and condition of the furnace simply did not justify the amount of money she was about to put in to it for repairs.

Another Rheem 90 to American Standard

Rheem 90 to American Standard

Like I have said in many past posts “I love replacing Rheem furnaces” and here is another opportunity to do just that.

Single Stage American Standard 95% gas furnace

Single Stage American Standard 95% gas furnace

The new American Standard 95% single stage gas furnace has the exact same foot print as the Rheem furnace, but is a little shorter. All that was needed was a simple transition to adapt to the existing return ducting and it slipped right in to place. Because the existing Rheem furnace was an high efficient model we where able to reuse the existing PVC venting and condensate line.

We also converted the Honeywell electronic air cleaner to a 4″ pleated air filter bank so she did not have to worry about washing her cells every 3 months.

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York to American Standard 80%

York to American Standard

Once in awhile I come across a furnace that my previous company installed … and very rarely one that I actually installed. This particular furnace was installed by my previous company that I co-owned back in 1996.

York to American Standard

York 80% gas furnace.

After going over all the options and the paybacks on the American Standard equipment my customer decided to just swap back to an 80% gas furnace. I would have to agree .. sometimes the paybacks are just not there.

York to American Standard

American Standard 80% Gas Furnace

I had to do some small transition work to adapt the new furnace to the existing base can and a few more transitions to adapt the new Honeywell F100 air cleaner to the existing return ducting. Other than that everything connected right back to the new furnace.

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RHEEM oil to Coleman 90%

RHEEM oil to Coleman

 

I know what your thinking … why are we installing a Coleman furnace when I am An American Standard dealer? Well in this case we have a landlord/tenant situation where the landlord is under a budget and the Coleman line offers some really low end models just for this situation. So here we go, RHEEM oil to Coleman.

RHEEM oil to Coleman

Rheem Oil Furnace

This older RHEEM is nothing but a huge waste of money … and the landlord doesn’t want his new tenants to have to be stuck with an oil furnace and its fuel costs. Never mind of the constant smell to remind you that you do have an oil furnace.

RHEEM oil to Coleman

New Coleman 90% gas furnace

There are a few things I do not like about the Coleman/York furnace(s), and I do express those concerns when quoting them … but in this case it worked out great. As you can see the existing system needed a few modifications as well as new venting, gas piping and a new condensate drain. We also added a Honeywell F100 4″ pleated air filter to the system.

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Repair or Replace?

Spend Money to Save Money

The 2 Payne 90% LP furnaces were getting more and more costly to repair and maintain. My customer decided it was better to replace them than to have constant repair bills. Based on the condition on these 2 furnaces, I had to agree.

Payne 90% LP Furnaces

Payne 90% LP Furnaces

Uplflow Vs. Downflow

It’s not very often in a residential application I get to show a side by side comparison between an upflow and downflow furnace.The furnace on the left is an downflow and the one on the right is an upflow. You can tell by the way the ducting is routed.

American Standard LP Furnaces 95%

American Standard LP Furnaces 95%

Honeywell F100 Filters for the Win

The 2 new American Standard 95% LP furnaces where fairly easy to install with some duct alterations mainly to the upflow furnace. You can see the 2 new Honeywell F100 filter banks installed on the intakes of the furnaces. Adding the F100 filters really improves indoor air quality in the home. These systems gives the customer the option of converting them over to electronic at a later date if need be.

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York 80% to American 2 stage variable speed 95%

My new customer was referred to Alpine by several sources … referrals is properly 90% of our business, its nice to know quality still pays off in such slow times.

Older York 80% Gas Furnace.

Older York 80% Gas Furnace.

As you can see the existing York 80% furnace sits on a base can located in the garage. The weird part of the existing system was that the sheet rock came all the way down to the top of the furnace. It made for a little uncertainty when bidding but realistically you can pretty much tell how the ducting ran.

American Standard 95% Variable 2 Stage with Filter

American Standard 95% Variable 2 Stage with Filter

After removing the existing furnace and part of the base can we cut the sheet rock up to allow for the new American Standard 95% 2 stage variable speed furnace, heat pump coil and Honeywell 4″ filter bank. By adding a heat pump coil at this point and time it allows my customer to add on a heat pump or AC at a later date without making major modifications to the existing ducting.

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