View Full Version : lifebreath TFPs: do they really work?
08-25-2004, 12:46 PM
do these work? i've noticed some hrv/erv units with TFPs in them. are the replacement collectors pricey? when installing inline with a hrv, they aren't supposed to introduce any drag on the balancing -- does this really work? as far as i know, lifebreath has the patent/license on these.
08-27-2004, 02:08 AM
there are many sucessful ways to treat air ..they do a good job if you need that high of a quality//most dont need that level
08-27-2004, 09:44 AM
They do a great job on particles entering the return air system. Therein lies the problem--most particles do not enter the return air system. The best way to insure a low particle count is to have a tight home, central vacume, and induce air through a good filter and put a slight positive pressure in the home.
08-28-2004, 08:11 AM
I can't find the research report that examined the TFP and several other products.
I do remember that it does not produce the results that the company suggests.
We decided to forego the weird science of "TFP" and just go straight to HEPA from Abatement. The price is actually about the same.
10-03-2004, 03:49 AM
I also can't find any independent data from the testing of the TFP. It is attractive to me because it can be installed inline with the fresh air intake to the lifebreath HRV -- supposedly it doesn't introduce drag -- and only works if the air flow is not greater than 110 cfm.
Frank: I don't think HEPA can be installed inline with the fresh air intake for a HRV.
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