How to Choose a Filter Frame

how to Choose a Filter Frame

The filter is one of the most important parts of an HVAC system. If an HVAC systems filter is not held in place properly, the air in a home or business will not be clean and the system may not be able to cool properly. An air filter cannot work properly, or at all, without a solid frame to hold it in place.

What to Look for in a Frame

The air filter frame that you select should be sturdy enough to hold the filter you will use and well constructed enough that it will not shift inside an HVAC system. It should be marked with instructions for installation.

Whether you are a property manager or in the hotel business, this important component of your HVAC system should be made from top-quality plastic or paper.

Your clients deserve to breathe clean air. Faulty air filters can cause people to have respiratory problems. If you run a building and the air is not clean, someone might get sick, which is why you should make sure the frames you choose are die-cut.

What is die-cutting?

Die-cutting is simply the process of using a metal frame that is cast into a certain shape to cut things. The process is similar to using a cookie cutter. When you use a cookie-cutter, you force the metal cutter into the dough, creating a perfect shape.

Different dies can cut through different types of material. A paperboard filter frame for an air conditioner should always be die-cast. When you use die casting, whatever it is you are making will come out perfectly 100% of the time.

Questions to Ask the Frame Manufacturer

Not all paperboard frames are created equally. There are a few questions that you should ask the frame manufacturer before you make your order.

1.   What are the minimum and the maximum number of frames that I can order?

If you are a small company that only needs a few filters, you should know that not all frame manufactures are willing to fulfill very small orders. In some cases, the die-cast they use may not be set to cut very small orders. It may not be feasible for them to reset their machines if an order is too small. However, if you need a copious amount of filters, a manufacturer may not have the time, materials, or resources to fulfill it.

2.   What kind of die-cutting equipment do you use?

Before your paper is die-cut, it must be cut. Make sure they have equipment that can cut a large amount of paper quickly and precisely.

The die-cutter that they use should be long, heavy, and able to cut large quantities of paper at once. Ask them about the brand of cutter that they use and how their equipment compares to the Young Shin brand. If you mention a manufacturer of die cutters, it will let salespeople know you are an educated buyer. You can find out more here.

3.   How much will my order cost?

Always make sure to get a price quote on air conditioner filter frames and anything else that you buy.

When you use die-cast paperboard frames, the filters in your HVAC system will be held in place perfectly. The air in your client’s home will be clean, cool, and safe.

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