CHanging Filters under Your Fan Coil Unit

There are two main types of fan units. Type 1 which is long and narrow, and Type 2 which is more square.

Type 1 Unit- 50 in. X 24 in.
Long and narrow with vent slots throughout

Filter Size: 22 in. X 24 in. X 1 in. – Two Required  

At one end of the unit, you will find two latches and you'll need to turn each one a quarter turn in either direction to clear the door and allow the panel to hang down. The side opposite the latches has a hinge.

The filters rest on the upper surface of the panel. The filters should be placed on the top of the panel with the “Flow” arrow pointing up toward the fan motor.

Push the door up until it sits flush with the frame and turn the latches so they hold it in place.

Type 2 Unit – 43 in. X 27 in.

More square shaped with vent slots only in the middle

Filter Size: 20 in. X 20 in. X 1 in. – One Required

You will loosen the 6 screws (Philips head screwdriver, ‘star’ or ‘cross’ screwdriver) and allow the panel to swing down (one side is held in place by hinges). You may need to encourage the panel with a bit of a tug as they fit tightly.

You will slip the filter out from under the two metal flanges holding it in place. Insert the new filter under the flanges making sure the “Flow” arrow points up towards the fan motor.

Swing the door back into place, flush with the frame, and secure the 6 screws.


If you don’t feel comfortable with replacing the filters or you want assistance, please contact Lenny at

The filters needed are standard sizes and are widely available at home improvement stores.

You can also order from Amazon. Try these links:

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You should put vinegar and baking soda into each of your drains monthly to reduce the chance you'll need to call a plumber for more serious (and expensive) drain cleaning.

Step 1: Pour a tea kettle full of boiling water down your drain.

Step 2: Put a quarter cup of baking soda down the drain.

Step 3: Put a half cup of the cheap distilled vinegar down your drain.

Step 4: Wait for the volcano effect to end ... it's fun.

Step 5: Run a little water to clear the vinegar.

Step 6: Repeat monthly.

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