posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 06:22 PM
originally posted by: fiverx313
hello ATSers! i come to you with my figurative hat in my hand, humbly begging for recommendations from those of you in the know....
I use an IQAir unit.
It reduces the dust, bacteria, and viruses in the air, and some chemical odors.
It's not perfect though.
My experience with it over the last 4 years is that it reduced the dust that used to accumulate in 2 days time, to accumulate in 2 weeks instead. This
is good for me. But, it doesn't eliminate all dust. I was hoping to reduce the amount of vacuuming around the house, but still have to vacuum once a
week to keep the dust down.
A lot of things will affect how effective the air cleaner is, such as placement in the room, how many hours it's on, how often you change the filters,
etc...I keep mine running at full speed "Level 6" all the time, since that works best, moves the most air through the filters. It has Hyper-Hepa
filter, which is better than just "Hepa", and which qualities it for "Hospital Quality Air".
After using it for awhile now, I suspect that an electrostatic air cleaner would be better at removing the dust. This is just my gut feeling. No
testing. Some people say the electrostatic method is more risky for health reasons, since it charges dust particles, which if they escape the unit can
lodge in the lungs and create respiratory problems. So, I went for the pure air cleaner that just moves air through the filters, without using
electrostatic "cling" to grab the dust particles.