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The air filters are almost the right size

I know the technician measured the space and he told me it was 21 in, but the air filters don’t fit in the spot properly

The strangest thing happened when I upgraded to a new HVAC unit last fall. I can’t seem to find air filters that fit the machine.The air filter inside the machine when the company set it up was 22 inches in length. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate any air filters that are this strange size. I even called the HVAC company that installed my equipment. They tried to tell me but there is no way that I have an air filter that is 22 inches in length. I took a picture of the 22inch air filter on my phone and I posted it to their facebook page. After that, they were ready to help me find the right size air filter. The HVAC company sent a repair technician to look at our system and make measurements. The repair technician told me that the size of the air filter should be 21 in. I went to the hardware store and I found several different air filters that are the right size. Unfortunately, the air filters just don’t fit right. I know they should, but they seem to be too small. I know the technician measured the space and he told me it was 21 in, but the air filters don’t fit in the spot properly. Half the time they get sucked up into the machine because the flow of air is too strong. There certainly has to be something that I can do to fix the problem. I can’t be the only person having this issue with their HVAC equipment.

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