I currently have an EAC installed in my HVAC system (new-to-me house). I'm thinking of removing the cells and pre-filters, and putting a 4" pleated media filter (e.g., Filtrete) in the EAC enclosure instead. My reasons are the following:
- Much easier to replace a media filter every 6-12 months than to clean the EAC cells and pre-filters every 1-2 months.
- Simpler, more straightforward operation with no electronic parts that can fail.
- No electrical popping/snapping noises.
- No ozone concerns.
Is this a good idea? Would a 4" media filter be significantly more restrictive to air flow than the EAC cells + pre-filter?