|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 26.5 x 6.2 inches|
|Item model number||501|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Aprilaire 501 Replacement Filter
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The Air Cleaner Replacement Element I ordered from Amazon was original equipment and I was able to install it myself in less than 30 minuites. I had to order two elements because of boxing and transportion problems but no big deal as I now have one media in reserve.
I admit I had done it before and had some trouble because I tried to install it without reading the instructions are on the box. They must be followed very very carefully. You must have very good lighting because the instructions on box are dim and the instructions on black plastic of Air Cleaner itself are difficult to see. Two things to watch out for: Step 4 removing pleat spacers. They snap into holes and do not twist as instructions say. Merely apply pressure upward and pull them out of snap-in holes. Second problem area is Step 8 where you have to unsnap the edges which hold the element. Aprilaire has a special Figure 4 drawing for this and you should look at it very carefully because it is critical. If you follow the instructions carefully you will have no problem installing the media. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL WITHOUT READING THE INSTRUCTIONS. The company that would normally install the element in my home charges $50 just to come to home plus $75 per hour for installation charge and full retail price for the replacement element. It is definately a lot cheaper and easier ordering the element from Amazon and doing the job yourself. It was also nice to have the media delivered to my doorstep rather than drive to the distributer in rush hour traffic and pay full retail price.
If you do the same remember to "read the instructions carefully" before attempting the replacement. If you try to replace the element without reading the instructions you will have trouble -- I guarantee it.
On the conservative side I'll say that 8 out of 10 filters I've purchased from various sellers have been defective to some degree, some worse than others. This makes me wonder how closely the HVAC techs who install these products are inspecting the filters or if it's even considered...
Please keep in mind this is not a petty issue/review - any opening in your furnace filter completely defeats the purpose of this filtration system, causes dust to collect in your hvac unit and ultimately spreads dirty/unfiltered air throughout your home... I've resorted to spending double the money to buy locally and inspect them in store to avoid the hassle of returns....the last 2 I purchased from this company were defective - the company was very compliant in issuing two replacements, paying for return shipping etc...for that I give them credit and would recommend them as a seller. The Aprilaire 5000 came highly recommended however in this case the unit is only as good as its filter. Happy 2012!:)
When we had our new home built in 2012, we had the Aprilaire Model 5000 Air Purifier Installed. The filter works for the furnace, A/C, and air purifiers. It has been 4 years now and we are very pleased with the results. The filters are semi simple to install. Originally we had the furnace man come and change it out about every 6 months, (we live in a very dusty area), then my husband watched a Youtube video on how to install the filter ourselves....no need to call the furnace man any longer. It does require some time, but no difficult maneuvers! My husband says to just make sure that each tooth of the ‘comb’ goes between the folds of the filter. Although the installation instructions are on the box, I recommend finding a video that gives a more detailed, step-by-step tutorial.
I prefer to buy the 2 pack because we always have an extra one on hand for when the old one needs replacing. No need to wait for delivery.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect fit and a good price. I bought two, so I won't need to order again for another year.Published 9 days ago by Eric J Gottheld
Delivered as expected. I order this replacement a couple time a year and have never been disappointed.Published 12 days ago by gdad
I bought a two pack. When I went to remove one of them from the box, it was somehow stuck tot he box and ripped the filter. Other than the packaging filter works greatPublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love Aprilaire - worked great -much cheaper ordering it this way than local store.Published 17 days ago by felicity