Which Furnace Filter Brand is Best? Let's find out!

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Which Furnace Filter is Best? Let’s find out! HVAC filter brands tested: 3M Filtrete, Honeywell Bestair, AeroStar, Flanders, Nordic Pure and Aire Care. Most filters tested are MERV 8 but a variety of MERV, FPR and MPR filters compared for air flow and filtering capability.
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➡ Furnace Filters Tested In This Video (in no particular order):
Washable Furnace Filter by Aire Care: amzn.to/3pnhcPE
Flanders EZ-Flow: amzn.to/3qfFNam
HoneyWell BestAir MERV 8 2-Inch Filter: amzn.to/2MV6qmL
HoneyWell BestAir Merv 8 4-Inch Filter: amzn.to/3qm4MsB
Filtrete 3M MPR 600: amzn.to/3rV8F86
Nordic Pure MERV 8: amzn.to/2Zc16xG
AeroStar MERV 8: amzn.to/37cRwz0
Flanders MERV 8: amzn.to/3pjPDa7
Filtrete 3M 1085: amzn.to/3rP0WbO
Filtrete 3M Basic: amzn.to/3dcVzPM
Filtrete 3M 1900: amzn.to/3qnrVL8
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  • M9A1 MAN
    M9A1 MAN11 timer siden

    So whats the best bang for buck?

  • Jay Cogan
    Jay Cogan11 timer siden

    Is there a video where you test in car cameras? Dash cams?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 timer siden

    Not yet. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • David Gilbertson
    David Gilbertson12 timer siden

    Are you accepting interns? I come w/ a wife and four boys. A lot of gophers in the coming years.

  • Heinz Guderian
    Heinz Guderian12 timer siden

    I use the black label Filtrete filters(MPR2800 MRV 14) in my houses. Really cut down on dust and wife's allergies don't bother her. Change them every 3 months.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 timer siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Felix Belanger
    Felix Belanger18 timer siden

    I'm rooting for Nordic Pure, I still have an almost full box of their MERV12 filters for my furnace. From my research they seemed like one of the better brands

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    16 timer siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Felix Belanger

    Felix Belanger

    18 timer siden

    Meh I guess it just did okay, I'm a little surprised about the test though, I feel like airborne particles would have been a better test overall

  • maxunderscore809
    maxunderscore809Dag siden

    Awesome video. A couple years ago I gave up on the cheap fiberglass filters due to allergies in the spring time. I went way too long between replacement due to cost for a good (merv 11) filter until I found these: www.mcmaster.com/air-filters/merv-filter-rating~11/ at about $6 per filter that is as cheap as most of the merv 8 filters you tested.

  • Bait28
    Bait28Dag siden

    So was hoping there'd be a more comprehensive chart or table, especially for us stuck on 1 inch systems From what I can see, it looks like the 3m 1900 is hard to beat honestly and i'll probably swap to those!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    17 timer siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Randy Torboli
    Randy TorboliDag siden

    I have a good idea for a video you should test digital hvac thermostats and see what one is the best

  • Randy Torboli

    Randy Torboli

    Dag siden

    @Project Farm your welcome

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Samaan Alkhaldi
    Samaan AlkhaldiDag siden

    Perfect as usual 👌

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    Thank you so much 😀

  • Awesome Dave
    Awesome DaveDag siden

    I would love to see you do a ATV winch test. You are always my first step to my own research. Thank you for your fun and illuminating contact.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    You are welcome! Thanks for the video idea.

  • randymc61
    randymc61Dag siden

    I liked the way you did most of the evaluation, except for simulating the dust buildup. You should've blown the "dust" into the chamber in a way that would coat the filters evenly. I'm sure you could find a way to feed a pre-measured amount into a runner of turbulent incoming air (like the intake on a carburated car feeds fuel). I can't imagine just dumping it produces repeatable results.

  • Manuel Castillo
    Manuel CastilloDag siden

    Flanders EZ flow for the win. A low static pressure filter is better for older HVAC system

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • grassroot011
    grassroot011Dag siden

    One thing to consider, during the Summer you want a freer flowing "efficient" Filter set in your HVAC system, and a slower one, also Efficient one for winter. Need that volume and speed for the air cond. to get it up into the top areas of the home. Winter, slower is better for more even heating.

  • 138BPM
    138BPMDag siden

    LIke always, thanks for the video!! Will you be doing a video on laser level reviews?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    I'll look into it to see if I can offer a good review. Thanks for the suggestion

  • Jorge Vargas
    Jorge VargasDag siden

    So who won?

  • Liam Worthington
    Liam Worthington2 dager siden

    You son of a gun!... I love your videos...last month subscribed and ever since just can't get over how cool you are...keep it up BOSS. The windshield wipers video got me LAUGHING..LOL

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    Dag siden

    Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed

  • David Beals
    David Beals2 dager siden

    Why didn't you give a summary statement as to which one you would use?

  • Halfman Halfamazing
    Halfman Halfamazing2 dager siden

    If you have older duct system (over 20yrs) and have not had a dedicated air cleaner system installed, you most likely, should not use high merv rating filters. Generally, older systems were not designed for the use of high merv filters. Most of the duct systems I see are poorly designed and/or too small and the use of high merv filters cause worse problems, i.e. mold or mildew inside the air handler or damage to motors due to poor airflow and, in the latter cases over amps or refrigerant flood back. I recommend you have a HVAC technician, from a accredited and trusted company, look at your system and help you decide what’s best for you. Thank you for your videos and your continued help to us all!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    2 dager siden

    You are welcome!

  • Berry A
    Berry A2 dager siden

    Have you done a witch oil filter is better video?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    2 dager siden

    Not yet. Thanks for the video idea.

  • Leslie Loker
    Leslie Loker2 dager siden

    I’m just a normal human but I love your reviews. I would like to know which filter you think would work best when there’s no option for expanding from 1 inch. One of my three units is very tricky because it was installed in such a way that the filter hast to bend considerably to fit into the slot. It usually get mangled in the process of replacing. (My units are for air conditioning only. I live in an old house with radiator heat.) Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • GertTown 77
    GertTown 773 dager siden

    Have you ever tested spray paint brands?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    2 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Brent Kussman
    Brent Kussman3 dager siden

    Hey project could you test all the different type of coil packs for LS engine

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    2 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • schmitty8225
    schmitty82253 dager siden

    You should do MERV13 because they make some lofty claims.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Diane goldberg
    Diane goldberg3 dager siden

    At first I thought this test was flawed due to some candidates being thicker than others, but really this sparks a conversation. 1 inch filters should be outlawed! Too much resistance. I will be upgrading to 2 inch or 4 inch filters, even if it requires modifying my HVAC unit.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • PhillyLS1
    PhillyLS13 dager siden

    I'd like to see a grease gun comparison. I can't seem to find a good one.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • ASAP Pest Control
    ASAP Pest Control3 dager siden

    Project Farm could work or Consumer Guide or Consumer Guide can use his reviews for their magazine lol

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the nice comment.

  • Mattjammar
    Mattjammar3 dager siden

    Number of pleats is meaningless; total surface area of the filtration media is where it's at. Also should be noted that the primary job of a filter is to keep your equipment clean; if you don't change your filter regularly dust will break down to smaller sizes and "squeeze through the medium anyway, and/or the filter will become so clogged the air will start to be sucked around your filter bringing the dust with it.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Mn384
    Mn3843 dager siden

    Nice work.... So it seems like the moral is to get a thicker filter. Is there a way to mess with the intake duct to make such a filter fit without restricting too much airflow?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks! Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Trevor Smith
    Trevor Smith3 dager siden

    Hvac tech there isn't really any reason for anything more than a simple fiberglass filter unless you have severe allergies if changed correctly they keep the duct work and the coil clean and don't cause air restrictions causing your indoor fan motor to run harder and hotter everything your trying to catch in those other filters is just coming back into the house from outside unless you live in a hermetically sealed home there is no point in paying that extra money when it's pretty much pointless and if the merv 8 filters get built up and not changed they can cause your fan to over heat and you won't be moving enough air through the coil which results in the coil freezing stick to the fiberglass filters and change regularly and you won't have any problems

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Candice Morton
    Candice Morton3 dager siden

    I still don't know which air filter is best? (1 inch) Can somebody help?

  • Blues Dirt
    Blues Dirt4 dager siden

    I’ve seen merv 3 allowing dust to coat A coil and then clog condensate drain. Also seen a filter act like a parachute and cause a freeze up . Mines a Merv 11 and we get crazy amounts of dust in the house.

  • Blues Dirt

    Blues Dirt

    3 dager siden

    @Project Farm very confusing! Especially the one that made the a coil freeze up

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Flying Life RC REVIEWS
    Flying Life RC REVIEWS4 dager siden

    Yup watched this video like 4 times. Lol. 3M 1900 for me for now on. 👍

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Nice 👍

  • Felix Bors
    Felix Bors4 dager siden

    Thank you for your reviews. Please consider reviewing tap and die sets.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    3 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • hunter Wagar
    hunter Wagar4 dager siden

    Make it easier to donate money to you we all wanna see you make your dream garage those fan badges seem like a good idea

  • Dan Lah
    Dan Lah4 dager siden

    Glad to see the one I use near the top “BestAir 4 inch”. Note: it’s labeled Honeywell because it was designed to fit Honeywell F100/F200 media air cleaners. But it would obviously fit in any system that can accommodate the size. I don’t believe BestAir is affiliated with Honeywell in any way, at times that wasn’t exactly clear in the video.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • P Selden
    P Selden4 dager siden

    I would like to see tests of air cleaners, which are also expensive. The Dylos unit you used in this test would also work to measure how fast and how well various air cleaners work with a controlled release of dust in a confined space. I did that to test the Coway I eventually bought against another highly rated brand, which though more expensive did not perform nearly as well.

  • P Selden

    P Selden

    3 dager siden

    @Project Farm You are welcome, sir! A follow up to such an air cleaner test could be a test for their replaceable filters. Also pricey. Do generic replacement air cleaner brands work as well as the OEM brand? With Covid, interest in air cleaners has increased. Think of the impact in public places. Even my dentist’s office has one in their waiting room.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • P Selden
    P Selden4 dager siden

    Agree that Project Farm makes well thought out and useful videos. I’d like to see tests of those pricey water filters for refrigerators.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thank you! Thanks for the video idea.

  • theduck
    theduck4 dager siden

    what an eye opener on all the different filters, thank you for sharing

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    You are welcome!

  • The Common Sense Conservative316
    The Common Sense Conservative3164 dager siden

    Just replaced my HVAC system and this came up. You need your own show seriously.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks for the nice comment.

  • Whatatay T
    Whatatay T4 dager siden

    I just started watching this but had to stop to say this waa a great idea to test these filters.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks so much!

  • Darth Bubba
    Darth Bubba5 dager siden

    Any chance you could put your measurement summary slides in the "Show More" area for download in future videos? In the present case it would provide data to take with me to the store so I can pick the best of what's available.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • 2funion
    2funion5 dager siden

    Hi, just a question about the flour test. I was just thinking.....Is it possible that while spreading the flour on the filters there could be many spots that are kind of left open or clean allowing vast differences in the airflow? I know that testing each filter in a furnace for 3 months is not feasible and this might not even matter just looking for an opinion on this. I agree that more material and more pleats with a thicker profile give greater surface area and that was cool to see when you opened them all up. My furnace only allows 1 inch filters. bummer. Thanks for the video!

  • Brad Bahr
    Brad Bahr5 dager siden

    Problem with the 2 and 4 inch comparison is the furnace filter socket must be changed or come that way to use those. Must compare thickness to thickness which is what most of the test was! I would be interested in a comparison of 4 inch thick filters since I find many new homes use these not only for long filter use but the low pressure draw from them. I actually am going to add a home made manometer to my setup to compare new to old filter and monitor its lifespan. A brass fitting, glue, clear hose and little food colored water should do the trick!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    4 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Dave R
    Dave R5 dager siden

    Can you compare the different charts side by side and slow down and compare each of the filters to show us which are the best filters overall.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • M. Pierce
    M. Pierce5 dager siden

    have you done seafoam vs berrymans b12 and any other like products

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Ellopez05
    Ellopez055 dager siden

    Ok I have a video idea should you choose to accept. I went down the rabbit hole of tourniquets and the one thing they always talk about in the “stop the bleed” videos is about getting a good one. I immediately thought of you because I wondered if the price hike was actually worth it vs having several cheaper ones laying around vehicles and multiple first aid kits. Any way you can test commonly available tourniquets (Amazon)? You could quite literally save a life.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Michael Kamphaus
    Michael Kamphaus5 dager siden

    Just getting caught up on your videos, this one was very interesting. Thank you for your time making these test.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    You are welcome!

  • f3user
    f3user5 dager siden

    In looking at the 3M Filtrete 1900 I noticed that some come with a bluetooth manometer built in to the air filter for an extra $5. The reviews on these are very mixed so I have a couple of questions. Does the sensor itself block airflow in any meaningful way and more importantly, how accurately does it reflect the state of the filter? You could use your existing test stand to do a calibration test of the smart air filters at different stages of load (filter life). Now I bet that will REALLY scare some marketing departments! As always, thanks for your hard work.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • PRAYFORMOJO
    PRAYFORMOJO5 dager siden

    Thanks for testing the Honeywell 4". We just switched to those ones from the 1" ones and I was worried they were going to be more restrictive for our old furnaces.

  • Diane goldberg

    Diane goldberg

    3 dager siden

    you made the right choice

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    You are welcome!

  • Exavier Ruiz
    Exavier Ruiz5 dager siden

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    You are so welcome!

  • Jack Carvis
    Jack Carvis5 dager siden

    Project Farm could you please evaluate prefilter at air vent inlets good or bad idea. thank you

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Chad McC
    Chad McC6 dager siden

    Wow, just very useful! Was considering the washable ones too after buying so many filters.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks!

  • rixretros
    rixretros6 dager siden

    Great test......and at the right time of year, too. Keep up the great work.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    5 dager siden

    Thanks, will do!

  • Steve Burzlaff
    Steve Burzlaff6 dager siden

    I have found lot a differences in size. My air handler takes a 20X20 but not all filters are true to size. Many are 1/4 inch or so larger in one dimension so they will not slide into place. I shop with a tape measure in hand.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    6 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • ignatiusdemonseed
    ignatiusdemonseed6 dager siden

    "Which Chihuahua performs the best?"

  • ignatiusdemonseed
    ignatiusdemonseed6 dager siden

    You pack a TON of info into 13 minutes.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    6 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Cali For Now
    Cali For Now6 dager siden

    Another Great Video.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    6 dager siden

    Thanks so much!

  • Sandman1832
    Sandman18327 dager siden

    I got tired of spending money on replacement filters and purchased 2 reusable washable filters 6 years ago. They definitely flow better and catch the same amount of dust. I got 2 so when I change out the one to clean it, I can pop in the other in it's place while the other one dries after being washed. Easy to maintain and they paid for themselves many times over.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    6 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Grey Holcomb Jr.
    Grey Holcomb Jr.7 dager siden

    I own that same Chinese made manometer and a pair of Fieldpiece probes at my home to check pressure drop across filters. I also have the same 16x20x1 filter size. I am planning to have a Honeywell 4 inch merv 11 unit retrofitted at my air handler this spring. My filter is undersized for my 2.5 ton HP. I will install minimum 20x20x4, hopefully will be able to fit in a 20x25x4. Because of fpm velocity at 1000 cfm, the 1 inch pleated merv 8 filter is too high static for my 16x20x1 undersized filter. What cfm and/or fpm velocity were you pulling across those filters ? A filters sq inch surface area greatly affects static pressure.

  • Oilicec Otos
    Oilicec Otos7 dager siden

    Can you please make a video about HHO kits for cars?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • BeachCity
    BeachCity7 dager siden

    Doh! Stupid Flanders! It's always a good bet to go with 3M. No matter what product it is.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Dave Fredrock
    Dave Fredrock7 dager siden

    Love it. Thank you for doing this. A couple of years ago I went with MERV 11 filters and there was a difference but I am considering having my HVAC guy come out to widen the slot for two or four inch thick filters to increase efficiency and airflow. I might even go with a MERV 13. Buying filters by the case significantly reduces the cost. Thanks too for clearing up the 3M marketing plonk as well as the other one, FPR from Home Despot? Seriously, I used to spend way too much time at various stores trying to compare different brands and finally went with MERV in bulk. :-D Your channel is such a treasure. I'll visit Patreon soon.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    You are welcome! Thanks for the sharing.

  • EqualVent
    EqualVent7 dager siden

    You need to do this with car air filters for a given model & all brands. Getting sick of the arguments that k&n filters are better or worse than paper. I just want answers. You could get some Japanese filters to attract the car people. A HKS filter or something

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for the video idea.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy7 dager siden

    I can't believe how good your videos are. Awesome video idea!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thank you! 😊

  • TheLawDemon
    TheLawDemon7 dager siden

    Our HVAC maintenance man recommends EZ Flow for the longevity of the unit.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Rob Gavel
    Rob Gavel7 dager siden

    Good stuff , keep the videos and reviews coming , thanks

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks, will do!

  • TechGuy321
    TechGuy3217 dager siden

    Thank you for letting the consumer be informed with your tests!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    You are welcome!

  • Joe Billard
    Joe Billard7 dager siden

    THANK YOU!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    You're welcome!

  • Chris Romero
    Chris Romero7 dager siden

    We had a new AC duct system put in not long ago at our house. Works great, no complaints. Checked the filter media, it was sadly the $1 one. Immediately went out and bought a Honeywell FPR 10 based on your findings 👍

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Lionel Yazzie
    Lionel Yazzie7 dager siden

    Viruses lol. People would have the wrapped around their faces lol

  • Lionel Yazzie
    Lionel Yazzie7 dager siden

    Use the filter recommended. You can blow the motor.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Lionel Yazzie
    Lionel Yazzie8 dager siden

    People with allergies should cook their own food. Dumb asses always ask what are the ingredients. Dumb fucks.

  • Lionel Yazzie
    Lionel Yazzie8 dager siden

    Just use the fiberglass like the manufacturer recommends

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • i3oosted
    i3oosted8 dager siden

    Where did you get the 2" Honeywell bestair 2" filter? Can't find it anywhere, not even Honeywells filter site.

  • Johntasticful
    Johntasticful8 dager siden

    While I think your testing methods are interesting, I don’t think your they are realistic for most cases of normal use. As dumping a cup of flour on the filter would be a edge case. Normally dust particles come in at a relatively constant pace and build up over a period of time or maybe a spike of particles here and there. Would rather seen a “normal” amount of dust particles over a period of time and the efficiency of each filter over that time period. But found your results interesting and appreciate your work. Thanks for the video.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    7 dager siden

    You are welcome! Thanks for the constructive feedback.

  • Grant DuBridge
    Grant DuBridge8 dager siden

    Thanks for this testing. I live under an airport landing and take off pattern and my filter turns grey in a week and black in three weeks. I didn't really here a recommendation on this testing for a one inch filter. I guess I'll get the one inch filter with the most square inches of material.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    You are welcome! Thanks for sharing.

  • sammy pollock
    sammy pollock8 dager siden

    I'm only 18 years old and I normally would have no interest in air filters and other stuff on this channel, but the amount of effort you put into these tests are insane and I've watched a lot of your videos just because of how interesting your channel is

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Great to hear! Thanks for watching!

  • King Cheshire
    King Cheshire8 dager siden

    I am an HVAC tech and unless you get a 4-5” filter on your air handler stay with cheaper filters with a lower merve rating. If your ac is not built to handle high static pressure don’t use high dollar filters. Use a common pleated filter and change regularly

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • King Cheshire

    King Cheshire

    8 dager siden

    Also a media filter is usually blue or orange on one side and white sticky on the other. Pleated filters have a white pleated look, and have an accordion look, they are the best in when thiicker,4-5” and a lower merv rating unless you have an inverter airflow control system.

  • Bob Renzas
    Bob Renzas8 dager siden

    Yeah, we have a real problem with flour exploding in our furnace ducts. You might want to get opinions from HVAC repair people, most people don't change filter often enough & use to restrictive of a filter especially during cooling season.

  • filoIII
    filoIII8 dager siden

    The one to get for home is????????

  • Walter Clarke
    Walter Clarke8 dager siden

    I went out and bought the 3M 1900 1”x20”x25” at Home Depot here in Edmonton AB. I used screenshots from the results to help myself remember the one I wanted based on filtering and airflow.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Danial Meeker
    Danial Meeker8 dager siden

    Could you do a video testing shop dust collection systems? Or do a different style for you but make a dust collection system based on the data from your shop vac video and this one.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Wojtek Kac
    Wojtek Kac8 dager siden

    Have you tested car cabin filters (pollen filters). What is the difference between normal and carbon one?

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thank you for the video idea!

  • Peter Wagner
    Peter Wagner8 dager siden

    Great testing! You're the man! But MERV8? They let all kinds of really small particles through which is tough if you have asthma or dust allergies, like my wife does. I put 2" thick Nordic Pure MERV 12s on my furnace. $115 for 12. I once custom ordered their MERV14s, but they don't last too long on my relatively new 96% efficient Amana furnace before the DC variable speed fan motor starts to overheat as the filter gets clogged and shuts down. Seems to work OK with the MERV12s. I also found it's IMPOSSIBLE to find any neutral testing like you do on such a wide variety of things. Keep it up and may God bless you!

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thank you!

  • Bob Thompson
    Bob Thompson8 dager siden

    Having had to clean hvac coils although a weaker more flowing filter is cheaper and moves more air the problem is that the coils get dirty very fast and then no longer cool as well raising the electrical bill because it has to run longer. In the long run a better filter saves money because it keeps the coils clean and then you don't have to pay an h ac guy to come and clean it.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Socky Noob
    Socky Noob8 dager siden

    Wonder how these compare to electric central air and heating unit filters commonly used in the south. They look similar but much smaller than the ones used for ACs.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thank you for the video idea!

  • Dusttoyou
    Dusttoyou8 dager siden

    The permanent Air-Care "washable" electrostatic filter, works by airflow generating a static charge between the layers, much like an electro-static precipitator. Just dumping the flour on top and then starting airflow did not give the airflow any time to generate the static charge and thus the initial puff. Maybe all testing should have been run with airflow going prior to dumping the flour for more realistic tests.

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thank you!

  • DEREK SMITH
    DEREK SMITH8 dager siden

    Since a lot of home owners extend the life of their furnace filters by vacuuming them once in a while , I like to see you test a new filter , then dirty it up and retest it after vacuuming it . Do that on three types of filters , a cheap , then a moderate cost , and then an expensive filter .

  • DEREK SMITH

    DEREK SMITH

    7 dager siden

    @Project Farm I'm presently using a 3M merv 13 with 46 pleats in a gas Amana 95% efficient single speed fan . My concern is how much I'm impending the fan . My filter was new for last winter , and is still in use this winter . It started out as a bright white filter and is now light grey .

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for the video suggestion!

  • Nick Wade
    Nick Wade8 dager siden

    Your parents raised a dang genius my friend.....it is very clear that you love what you do. Keep up your amazing contributions to this world

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks, will do!

  • mistbooster
    mistbooster8 dager siden

    Saw Your banana as engine oil vid, what if you try and use avocado as oil, or smooth peanut butter o_O

  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

    8 dager siden

    Thanks for the video suggestion!

  • iceroad
    iceroad8 dager siden

    Which engine oil stop leak is better? Also which radiator stop leak or coolant stop leak is better maybe if you have time

  • Myron Schanck
    Myron Schanck8 dager siden

    Good info thanks !

  • Ivan Cardoso
    Ivan Cardoso8 dager siden

    Can u do a video for taps and dies?

  • Rob Rosenberger
    Rob Rosenberger8 dager siden

    could you do a video on solar car battery maintainers?

  • Francis Sims
    Francis Sims8 dager siden

    Have you compared spray adhesives? They're pretty viral right now with the whole gorilla glue spray fiasco...

  • cold spring
    cold spring8 dager siden

    Every 30 days? says who? That's like saying every home is exactly the same

  • Ryan Parshall
    Ryan Parshall8 dager siden

    What about the 2500 air filter?

  • m e
    m e8 dager siden

    Anytime I am fixing to buy something I come see what project farm recommends! I would like to see a video on which windshield washing fluid is best.

  • Jeanette Snut
    Jeanette Snut8 dager siden

    Dear Projekt farm, can you try out cord locks? I need to see wich one is the best. thank you very much.

  • Chris Marchese
    Chris Marchese8 dager siden

    Can you do a test on differential gear oils please?

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