You have just moved into a new place and you have spent hours picking out the perfect furniture and decor. No home would be complete without an HVAC system and no HVAC system would be complete without an air filter. However, one thing you may not have thought of is how your HVAC system will look in your new home.

Some air conditioners have air filters and frames that are visible. The filters on an air conditioner can make the unit look as though it is part of the room’s design or they can make it stick out like a sore thumb. It is important to both the functionality of your HVAC system and the look of your interior design that you get air filters that fit your unit perfectly.

Finding Air Filters That Fit

You may think that all HVAC systems come with filters and filter frames. In some cases they do but those filters may not be of the best quality or your system may have visible frames that may not match the aesthetic of your interior decorating and design.

If you live in an older house and have retrofitted an air conditioner to your home, you may have to modify the size of your HVAC unit’s filter, which will require new frames. Frames can wear out just like other components of your HVAC system, and they may need to be replaced.

The purpose of an air filter frame is to hold the filter in place. If the filter is not the right size or is dilapidated, the filter may leak, and dirt particles and allergens may get into your home.

Fortunately, there are companies that can make a custom-sized filter that will fit your air conditioner perfectly and look great in your home.

Where should I get custom frames?

When you find a company that sells air filters, you can always inquire as to whether they have a frame that would fit your HVAC system. Just remember to ask them if they have a return policy in case you get them, and they do not fit well or look good.

If you do decide to get a custom frame, you should decide what kind of material you would like the frame to be made of. One of the sturdiest, low maintenance, and best-looking type of filter frame is made from coated paperboard.

You should find a filter company that uses high MERV rating top-quality filters and makes die-cut filter frames.

What is die-cutting?

A die-cutting machine is used to cut shapes into different materials. It uses a system of cutting plates that put weights on a die and push it down onto the material. It works a bit like a cookie-cutter, and the molds will make the material come out perfectly.

Nowadays, they can put the exact measurements of the frame into the computer and create a die from it. Your filter frame will be made with perfect precision.

It is a good idea to make sure that the filter company has the necessary amount of the desired frame material on hand. If they do not, you may have to wait for them to order the material before your frame is made. This can be a major problem if you are building a home or even designing the interior. You should also find a company that can deliver your frames to your door within a few days.

It is the little things that make a house a home. With the right air filter frames, you can have a home that is beautiful and comfortable.


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