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Old 10-01-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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Home Air Purifier

I've been looking in to one and would appreciate any suggestions.

I've been reading that it's recommended to buy one that has a fan, washable filter and energy star.
Also, the small purifiers don't work and well, better to purchase a large one and keep on low setting.

They can be quite pricey for a large one $500+. I don't mind making the investment if it's effective.

If you have one which brand would you recommend ?

Thank you for any suggestions.

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Old 10-01-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have a large one. It's a free standing unit about 16" square and about 2 ft tall. It's made by Honeywell but the unit is old, probably 25 years old. I've replaced the fan motor in once. It still works like a new one though. I highly recommend the electronic units with a washable element. You won't believe the crap that will wash out of one after 2 weeks.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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^^^^^ Thank you !

I was checking out a Honeywell, good to know its lasted this long.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:54 PM
 
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Kenmore 83824

Find em on ebay for $40-50

Its pretty big, but cleans a ton of dust.... silently on low. I use white pleated Rheem furnace filters from Home depot and simply cut on inch off the top, then toss them in the machine. I buy them in packs of 3 for $8. They last about 3 months, then they are brown and full. Does quite a good job at collecting dust.

The HEPA filter replacement is $109, but I've never bought one. I simply buy the furnace filters. Its not filtering 100% of the air in my house, so buying a HEPA filter is simply an overkill and a total waste of money.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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^^^^^Thank you ! Great suggestions !
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Get a large cleaner, with a variable-speed fan, and an ionizer that can be switched on/off. When you are out of the house, turn the cleaner to high and turn-on the ionizer......this method will really clean the air good.

I buy used air-cleaners at places like Goodwill and make my own filters.......saves me a LOT of money and works great.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I bought a Honeywell with a washable prefilter and a HEPA filter. I got the large room size and move it around.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Anyone have any opinions on this highly rated air purifier? They sell a version of this at Costco also. 3 stage cleaning and PlasmaWave.

https://www.amazon.com/Winix-5300-2-...x+air+purifier
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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