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Honeywell K50 aircleaner. Replace?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by O111111O, Dec 11, 2006.

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  1. O111111O

    O111111O Thread Starter

    Aug 26, 2005
    I have an older heat pump system. Attached is a Honeywell K50 electrostatic air cleaner. HV transformer is bad, I ID'd part and found replacement for $185.

    My question is:

    Replace the PSU/transformer, or just replace electrostatic filter elements with large pleated filters?

    I'm just curious how efficient the HV aircleaner is, and if it's simply more cost efficient to inser t higher cost air filters? (i.e. large surface area pleated filters)

    Anybody positively say they notice a difference with the electrostatic cleaner?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I swear by my ultrastatic air cleaner, and I've replaced the transformer unit once. IMO, it's more effective, YMMV.
  3. erick295


    Mar 27, 2005
    I would stick with the cleaner -- don't use those catch-all filters. Higher-density filters reduce air circulation and put more of a strain on the air handler.
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