I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a new AC/furnace system, and I have a real concern about air quality, allergies and such. Can anyone give me the pros and cons of:
Eletronic air cleaners (Lennox PureAir, Carrier Infinity)--are they all more effective than a good static filter, such as a Lennox Healthy Climate 16 Media Air Cleaner (MERV 16)?
For overall air quality, how important is MERV.....and how important is CADR? I've seen quotes anywhere on CADR from 520 (Lennox Healthy Climate 10) to 1900 (Lennox Healthy Climate 16) which seems like a big difference for two filters from the same company.
If I like the Lennox static filter better than the Carrier EZ Flex filter is it reasonable to ask for a Carrier unit, but request a Lennox filter?
My Trane dealer gave me a quote, but indicated they could not install their electronic air cleaner (Trane Clean Effects) because of "lack of vertical space". It makes me wonder if that was an excuse with their problems with the Clean Effects system being recalled....