I'm looking at my new furnace and AC options (local HVAC pros), some of
which include electronic air cleaners, which require cleaning instead of
I've not found what is involved in the cleaning process, can someone
with a one give me some idea of what is involved? How big a sink? Blow
it out with compressed air? Take it into the shower? <G>
It isn't so much that I need it, but with birds that are known for
dander, I will have to change, or clean the filters more often than
I have a White-Rogers electronic air cleaner in my return air duct and used to clean the elements in a large sink with a special purpose spray cleaner. Tried several cleaners but always found I had to spray and leave each element soak 2-3 times before it got clean. Even then, they never got really clean.
Last time, I put them into the dishwasher with regular dishwasher detergent and they came out sparkling clean. And worked well after.
As the manual says clean in the sink with air cleaner liquid, and does not say "do not put in dishwasher", I am wondering if the dishwasher method will damage the elements.
Most manufactures (including Honeywell who was first on the scene with the
F481050 series Electronic Air Cleaners) will recommend the dishwasher
method. (Remove the top rack first.)
Soaking is the next best method. (Originally in 1970's the air cleaners
came with a huge tub to soak 'em in.). It was a yellow tub with 10" sides.
But it worked. LOL
The Electronic air cleaners work well, but you have to clean them often
(since their efficient in removing material from the air.) There a pain for
most people and usually hire someone to do it. Consider the next 20 years
cleaning your air cleaner cells four times a year. Then consider a 4" media
filter which can be change 2 - 3 times a year easily.
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