I recently had an Aprilaire 5000 electronic air cleaner installed. I had asked for the Aprilaire 5000, and the company techs really only had experience installing Honeywell cleaners. They somewhat reluctantly agreed to bid and install the Aprilaire as part of a big job (replacing furnace and AC). The install seems to be just fine, except that to correctly orient the 5000 with the airflow, the unit was installed upside down.
Because of its orientation with respect to the wall, the accessible furnace side has the return duct coming down and entering the furnace from the right-hand-side. If you look at the installation guide, only left-hand-side returns are shown.
I know gravity has nothing to do with these units and it should operate just fine, but I am a little troubled looking at the upside down faceplate.
My question to you experienced people out there.., is it possible to rotate the faceplate 180 degrees to be upright? Or do I just blissfully ignore the upside down faceplate?
Thanks a bunch for any responses.