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    What electronic air cleaner is the best?

    Hey forum! I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on a particular factor regarding electronic air cleaners like the Carrier Infinity or the Lennox PureAir.

    Here's my question: I've read that the Carrier (and Trane and AprilAire for that matter) all produce ozone, which is kind of scary. The Lennox one is the only air cleaner that I've found that says it does not. Does anyone have comments on that? I know Trane says that their model produces a very low level - yeah, whatever. I'm not pumping anything into my home that has even a trace of toxic material.

    My wife and I just got rid of our Tempurpedic bed after she had a reaction to it and we found out that memory foam is toxic and releases VOCs.

    So anyway...please don't give me information on UV lamps or anything else but 3-stage electronic air cleaners. Thanks!!!!

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    I bet you would get alot more responses in the AOP forum. Might ask mods to move you.

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    Thanks...I'll just post in there.

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    You can check Air Purifier from LG because I heard they have a good air purifier and its affordable.


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    The Aprilaire Model 5000 Air Purifier is the highest performing air purifier. It has been rated #1 for three years running by a leading product rating magazine and is the best way to get the cleanest, healthiest air in your home. your electronic air cleaner is critical for proper performance.You should use good pressure but be careful not to bend the collector plates.

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    I have a good one

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    I like the Lennox Air purifier products!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentBoudreau View Post
    Hey forum! I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on a particular factor regarding electronic air cleaners like the Carrier Infinity or the Lennox PureAir.

    Here's my question: I've read that the Carrier (and Trane and AprilAire for that matter) all produce ozone, which is kind of scary. The Lennox one is the only air cleaner that I've found that says it does not. Does anyone have comments on that? I know Trane says that their model produces a very low level - yeah, whatever. I'm not pumping anything into my home that has even a trace of toxic material.

    My wife and I just got rid of our Tempurpedic bed after she had a reaction to it and we found out that memory foam is toxic and releases VOCs.

    So anyway...please don't give me information on UV lamps or anything else but 3-stage electronic air cleaners. Thanks!!!!
    Fresh air ventilation is far better than any filter for VOCs. A good merv 11 air filter with a mechanical fresh air change in 4-5 hours minimum will purge the indoor pollutants from your bed and all the other materials in your home. These device are very slow to do their thing verses fresh air. Fresh air also replaces the oxygen.
    A 6" fresh air inlet duct connected to the ducts of your a/c will do. You may need a fan in the 6" duct to power in 100 cfm of fresh air or operate the a/c blower. You need a a/c tech to do this right. It is basic but few know how to do it.
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    Provide 60-100 cfm of fresh air when occupied to purge indoor pollutants and keep window dry during cold weather. T-stat setup/setback +8 hrs. saves energy
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    Hello,
    I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am interested in a Ultra Air 70H or 98H. Since the 70H does not have a dedicated fresh air collar, I would need to install a Tee for fresh air. My question is this: Since the 70H is rated at 150 CFM, could I configure dampers so that the 70H is sucking 100% fresh air when needed? I have a 2400 SQFT home. Should I purchase the 98H and use the dedicated fresh collar in conjunction with a duct fan to maintain the 150 CFM. Also, do I need to do any of this? I have a variable capacity condenser. Could I just pump 150 CFM fresh air into my HVAC system? Thank you Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentBoudreau View Post

    Here's my question: I've read that the Carrier (and Trane and AprilAire for that matter) all produce ozone, which is kind of scary. The Lennox one is the only air cleaner that I've found that says it does not. Does anyone have comments on that? I know Trane says that their model produces a very low level - yeah, whatever. I'm not pumping anything into my home that has even a trace of toxic material.
    Anything that has an ultraviolet light that makes UV-C in an oxygen atmosphere makes ozone. as for the home/toxic material comment. Good luck with that. You'd be better living in a yurt in siberia.
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"
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    Moved to AOP.
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    Personally I like a Aprilair media filter.
    Stuff happens

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    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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