What type of furnace filter is this? It's in an old Lennox Furnace. Can I vacuum this to clean it?
Can I buy a new one somewhere? I looked on the internet but I only saw media filter rolls and paper looking square filters.
This is a rough material, almost like a green 3M pad but more course.
Thank You Everyone for your helpful answers
- mermelizLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
That looks like a "cut-to-fit" washable filter to me. Take it outside and wash it from the inside out with just the hose, no spray attachment. Then after it dries, you can spray a thin coat of filter charger on the outward side of it before putting back into service.
Home Depot has several choices of the cut-to-fit washable filters!Source(s): retired electrician/HVAC Tech
- DroopyLv 51 month ago
Would have to see it removed it looks like it's the washable type. There like the fiberglass type but its actually a heavier material than the cheap fiberglass. If you decide to replace it I'd prolly filter material. You can buy in a roll cut to size an the poly filters the air better than they style mesh you have
- Anonymous1 month ago
Replace it. They are not supposed to be cleaned.
- ioerrLv 71 month ago
it's a hammock filter.
no you're not supposed to vacuum it. you're supposed to replace the fiberglass element. you need a box with big roll of that stuff in it, you cut off the length required, remove the dirty stuff off the wire wire frame, and put the clean stuff on
i don't know if what you have there is a lennox. i've got an old lennox that uses basically the same thing
there's only one store around here that sells the boxes with the filter rolls i need also.