There were serious availability problems with them, I think partly due to having to make some changes to get the UL listing or something.
Havn't installed but 2 so far, but people sure do ask about them a lot, so I anticipate them being a very hot item.
Suposedly Trane is gona have a thermostat that has an indicator on it for the Clean Effects. The clean effects air cleaner is suposed to be able to send a signal to it when its time for cleaning the collection cells.
If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
I just had a Bryant Evolution system installed and I know as far as competing products with the Clean Effects, Bryant is rolling out the PerfectAir Purifier.
At least the company that I had do the installation said supply for the PerfectAir here in Indianapolis, IN is almost non-existant right now. They think it will be another 1-3 months before they can get their hands on one.
As far as the control piece, the Evolution Stat is supposed to be able to relay a message indicating when the filter needs to be replaced or there is a problem.