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furnace filter who $$ (by BG [WA]) Oct 20, 2009 8:12 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by MrRational [MD]) Oct 20, 2009 8:20 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by x [X]) Oct 20, 2009 8:24 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by RR78 [VA]) Oct 20, 2009 8:31 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Rose [CA]) Oct 20, 2009 9:00 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Virden [OH]) Oct 20, 2009 9:30 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Theresa [TX]) Oct 20, 2009 9:48 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by gevans [SC]) Oct 20, 2009 10:08 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by gevans [SC]) Oct 20, 2009 10:10 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Virden [OH]) Oct 20, 2009 10:31 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 20, 2009 11:07 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by BRAD_IN 20,000 [IN]) Oct 20, 2009 3:27 PM
       furnace filter who $$ (by BRAD_IN 20,000 [IN]) Oct 20, 2009 3:30 PM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Getty [GA]) Oct 20, 2009 6:28 PM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Darlene [OH]) Oct 21, 2009 10:01 AM
       furnace filter who $$ (by Elaine [UT]) Sep 27, 2013 8:20 AM


furnace filter who $$ (by BG [WA]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 8:12 AM
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Renting out a house, the furance filter costs $40 (good for 6 months to a year. Was wondering normally does the landlord replace or tenant? I figure they're using the heat/ac and they should, but don't know if that's the norm. I realize if I tell them to do it, they may not replace, so I will replace and charge them. What do you think? --71.194.xxx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by MrRational [MD]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 8:20 AM
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you got burned.

you supply the filter and the labor to maintain YOUR equipment.

use the cheaper ones (they work just fine) and make that monthly visit an excuse to drop in and snoop on how they are keeping up the place.

--65.127.xxx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by x [X]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 8:24 AM
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When they find it costs $40 they will not do it.(Most won't even do it if it was free).

Explaining that it will lower their heat bill is useless.

$80/ per year divided by 12 is about $7 a month. Raise the rent or eat the cost as part of doing business.

Remember, even if you pay it's way cheaper than the cost of a repair if furnace breaks because of lack of changing the filter. --72.135.xx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 8:31 AM
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Yes, use the ones you can afford to replace when needed. Its not worth the wear & tear on the equipment.

Dont care if its $40.00 or not the dirt has to go somewhere and clog the filter.

If waiting that long then you need to have the coils cleaned from the dirt you will have by waiting so long to change.

I am guessing you were told this because they know nobody would pay $40.00 for a filter unless they said you did not have to change it as normal. --71.246.xxx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by Rose [CA]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 9:00 AM
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We supply the filters and leave 3 at a time and then go back and install in 3 months. I think my tenants would resent us going in every month to change the filter. But I really do emphasize they change them every month.

You need to pay for the filter whether it is $40.00 or not- --74.37.xx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 9:30 AM
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This is less than a service call for no heat, part of your heating equipment is what I think any judge would say, research why this costs 40bux, if it is a HEPA style that fits into a drawer those last a couple years even with smokers and pets, but that cost sounds close. --76.241.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Theresa [TX]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 9:48 AM
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We go in every month to check/change filters, test smoke detectors, and check for water leaks. While walking through take notice of any damages, set up a repair time, fix it and charge tenant.

Maintenance notice is given ahead of time. Never had anyone complain. Leave notice you were there.

Most tenants will not replace filters (even the ones you supply), but will call you when the unit stops working, especially over the weekend after hours.

IMO it is your expense. It is also to your advantage to keep the unit in good operating condition. Expenses down - profit up - long term tenants. --64.148.xxx.xxx




furnace filter who $$ (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 10:08 AM
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Those HEPA type whole house filters can be pricey... if you use the name brand (Honeywell, AprilAire). I go to the local HVAC wholesaler and buy the no name filters for $7 to $9 each. The $30 Honeywell filter is a Merv 10, the cheap ones are only MERV 7 or 8. I can live with that.

Yes, YOU are responsible for changing the airfilters in YOUR units. The tenant could care less. --141.129.x.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 10:10 AM
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True story from this weekend:

I was changing out an airhandler for a homeowner last Saturday. When I pulled the return grille, there was a cloth bag hanging on a nail on the inside. I asked my friend "what's up with that?" He said he puts his valuables there when out of town. "No one would ever think to look there."

He's right. Double and triple true for a tenant. --141.129.x.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 10:31 AM
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That is where the pro tenant puts the milkshake cup and tells the city the place has rats - dead ones. Smells like dead rodents when the milk spoils. --76.241.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 11:07 AM
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I purchased good paper furnace filters in a three pack for $10. Each year I provide one package of filters to my tenants. I tell them to replace the filters every 3 to 4 months, depending on the usage. If they need more filters I let them purchase them at their own cost. --98.119.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by BRAD_IN 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 3:27 PM
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I supply filters because I want to keep MY furnace clean.

Unless I was charging a little extra to cover the cost, or was promoting the house as "good for folks with allergies", I would remove the odd, expensive filter. --69.243.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by BRAD_IN 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 3:30 PM
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Clarify: I supply the $1 filters. --69.243.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Getty [GA]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2009 6:28 PM
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I change the filters and check the smoke detectors (hard wired) every three months. I use the cheap blue filters from Wal-Mart and most of the time when I pull them out they look pretty much as they did when I put them in.

I do have one tenant who has allergies and she changes her filter monthly with those white ones from Wal-Mart. She thinks she's saving herself from allergens, dust, and mold spores but she's really just throwing her money away. If it's what she wants to do that's fine with me.

If I lived somewhere where the landlord came monthly to change the filter, check the batteries, and look for leaks (i.e. snoop), I'd be out of there in no time at all. --68.115.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Darlene [OH]) Posted on: Oct 21, 2009 10:01 AM
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I buy the filters from Walmart, 4 for about $2.44(around that price). I even walk downstairs and put the filter in myself! You would be amazed at how walking down the stairs can be too much work for some people. --207.250.xxx.xx




furnace filter who $$ (by Elaine [UT]) Posted on: Sep 27, 2013 8:20 AM
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I let my tenants, change them I allow them to purchase any type filter of there choice. I JUST ask them to supply along with the rent copies of receipt. Its a business expense and they sub subtract it from the rent, either way it save me money in the long run from repairs, in Utah the furnace, is on and off several times through out Sept-March that's 7 months out of the year. And if my tenants are doing this its shows me just how responsible they are and I don't have to show up to check on them. They keep me in the loop as to whats needing repair, Any type of repair they do I allow them to do it, tenants that's want to fix things are free labor and they actually know how to fix things , they love that's I just subtract if from rent.It's amazing just how most landlords don't get the big picture. Those are Slum Lords stop being so cheap! Pay for the cost of the repairs. You own the Property! !!! --98.202.xx.xxx





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