Hi all . I'm looking for an opinion for an electronic air cleaner for
a house. The CR recommends AprilAir, Honeywell and Trane. Does anyone
experience - good or bad with these makers? Bad experience,
especially. Or any specific model?
First, portable or whole houseone which attaches to furnace?
Honeywell makes both kinds. They're good. I have one attached to
furnace(electrostatic one) I just clean the elements in the dish washer
once a year.
CONSUMER REPORTS rated them either this month or last. If you don't have the
last issue (I think it's the Oct. issue because the Nov. issue is already
available), go to the library and look up the article. I think the best one is
Friedrich C-90A. It's expensive but very good. Check CR for Aug, Sept. and Oct,
because I'm not exactly sure which issue I saw them in.
great...I throw the cell in the dishwasher about once every 6 >weeks and good
as new again....
How often do you change the other filter? You know, there's another filter in
the front. I think its a carbon or charcoal filter? I heard those have to be
changed a few times a year, but they are pretty inexpensive.
I actually quit changing the charcoal filter...The damn thing is like
$20 and really is unimpressive in its construction (very small thin
layer of charcoal)
It won't run without it, so I just ripped out the old charcoal insert
and put the frame back in...Been fine for 6 years that way
I'm really not concerned about odors anyhow (plus I doubt its
Ive got the same model as well
Had it abt 9 months now
Hey....when you throw the cell in the dishwasher.... do
you add regular dishwashing liquid as well? Is it OK
to use that soap?
Or should I use something else?
Talking air filters, I have 2 Aprilair 2200- 4 inch media filters. Both
are a defective design allowing no positive seal at the top of the slide
in casing. They both allow 1/8 " space where dust bypasses the filter
and screws up my furnace with dust.. I used foam strips to seal it , but
April Air was no help. There are good designs out there. But April Air
is not one. I even contacted consumer reports after their article. No
response on several attemps
In '91 we bought the Aprilair 2400 & change the paper filer every 2
years. Our furnace/AC guy stated for us to do that since it works
better when dirty & he is correct per AIRRITE where we get the
filters. Amazing that I don't dust half as much as I used to.
firstname.lastname@example.org (mark Ransley) wrote in message
You have to examine the filter , a filter takes out a higher
percentage of particles the dirtier it gets. But in doing so reduces
airflow. A filter to dirty reduces airflow and efficency of your system.
I cant see what you have after 2 years. Check after 1 , you dont want it
caked and clogged before replacement , just dirty. But they do last in a
Come over! I do very little dusting, so I know it owrks great. Every
year we have the system checked, do you? He changees the filter when
Just got a postcard from Sears Hardware publicizing a $19.99
electrostatic filter that works with the SpaceGuard system. I may be
interested in checking it out. Has anyone tried it???
Yes, regular dishwashing liquid is RECOMMENDED by Friedrich and most
other electronic cell manufacturers...
Works great, gets it squeaky clean, though I often use the pots and pans
cycle to get it extra clean
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