I've had a Trane CleanEffects running continuously in my house for three months.
Every month, I crack open that sucker and expect to see lots of dirt and dog hair.
However, what I see is not very satisfying. A bug or two and some dust in the pre-filter, and then a very slight amount of dust on the needles. When I blow out the honeycomb collector filters I don't see a thing.
Makes me wonder if anything is really happening in there. I end up getting more dust stuck to the air return grating in my hallway than in the CleanEffects.
So, I've hear that the Trane CleanEffects electronic air cleaner and the Trane Perfect Fit media filter are compatible.
Curious if there are some Trane wizards out there in netland that know about the mechanical implications of this. Can I just remove the guts of my CleanEffects, which is what I do when I clean the thing anyways, and then just pop in a Perfect Fit filter?
I'd like to let a Perfect Fit media filter cook in there for awhile and see if it comes out with a really nice coating of dirt after a month.