Opinions about whole house air filter systems?

Have a 1500 sq.ft. ranch. Thinking about purchasing an Aprilaire 5000 system (or something eqiuivalent) to clean the interior air as I have two indoor dogs, lots of dust and I smoke cigars inside. I would appreciate opinions from current users and experiences about installing myself. Thanks, Dan
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I have at 2 locations April Air Media Spaceguard 2200 . Consumer Reports Rated it good. Well the casing holding the filter doesn't seal at all by 1/8 inch. I installed foam strips to stop over air flow of unfiltered air after cleaning the top of my coils on a Spacepack because of Air Filter Bypass.
April Air came out and said they redesigned the Media Holder and gave me a replacement free . It doesn't work. At second location ducts were professionally cleanse by a 15,000.00 machine , after 1 yr they were dirty. I paid again to clean and ran weather stripping to seal April Airs CPAP and am now going to court for this BS filter they sell. The 5000 may be ok but Consumers Reports would not let me talk to the tester and the tester wont respond to the 2200 model.
Consumer Reports Recently rated Phones and did not include Sony, Gee Why. They supposedly buy everything at stores , well I suspect a PAYOFF I own All Sony phones.
Sony Phones are Common so why not include them unless you are Consumers Biased Info
The BBB Scammed millions in a midwest phone book scam . Consumer Reports ????????????? Maybe the next CNN news headline
Make It Happen
Filters Forget Ozone producers, The 5000 may be OK But how will you know , AIR BEAR seals good . Maybe my next.
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Bummer about yuor experiences. Good luck in court.
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