|How difficult is it to install an
EnviroSept Air Cleaner?
|The EnviroSept was designed to be a direct easy replacement
for any existing filter or any other electronic air cleaner. The EnviroSept
will slide into any existing filter slot and the 24-volt power supply
plugs into any nearby outlet.
|What size EnviroSept Air Cleaner should I install
in my home?
|The EnviroSept comes in thirty-five standard sizes.
Slide out your existing air filter and look for the size that is typically
printed on the side. If your filter does not have a size indicated,
simply measure the media or call us for further instructions.
|How does the EnviroSept compare to
the washable electrostatic filters found in stores and also advertised
|Frankly, there is no comparison, as the EnviroSept
is up to a thousand times more effective under normal operating conditions.
Frictional electrostatic filters have been proven to be no more effective
than standard throwaway fiberglass filters. In theory, the plastic/glass
strands are supposed to develop a static electric charge as the air
passes through the filter, much like when you comb your hair. However,
you need very low humidity to create any type of low level static
charge. This charge is quickly lost as soon as the filter collects
any dust, which insulates the plastic/glass strands and prevents the
generation of any static charge. It would appear that the only benefit
these filters offer is that they are permanent. Further, you do have
the dirty task of washing these filters every two-three months. In
addition, these filters have been known to cause major air restriction
problems after several years that may damage your heating/cooling
|Does the EnviroSept create a snapping
sound like the other electronic air cleaners?
|Under normal operation, the EnviroSept does not make
any snapping or other type of discharge sound. However, the EnviroSept
may discharge if the collector pads become damp or overloaded with
contaminants. Also, it may discharge if the outer screen is dented
or a wire is broken. The customer can easily correct this type of
|I have a neighbor with an air cleaner
that looks a lot like the EnviroSept and they only have to change
their media pads every three to four months. Why do I need to change
the media in my EnviroSept every month?
|If you are looking for something negative about the
EnviroSept, then you found it! The EnviroSept is an extremely high
efficient air cleaner that loads with contaminants much more rapidly
than the other low-performing look-alike. The EnviroSept has been
demonstrated to capture more contaminants in one month than most others
do in three-four months. We believe that the five minutes that it
takes to change the collector pads every month is a small cost for
such high performance, that we simply can't apologize for it.
What happens if I leave my EnviroSept in too long?
|If you don't check the EnviroSept on a monthly basis,
the unit may become overload with contaminants and restrict airflow.
When the airflow is restricted, the heating/cooling system will have
to run for a longer period of time in order to satisfy the thermostat
setting. The furnace may also cycle on and off as the fan/limit switch
senses that the furnace temperature is too high and turns off the
furnace until the plenum cools off.
|Why do I still see some dust in my house?
|The EnviroSept is very efficient at removing air particulate
that passes into the air cleaner. However, several factors need to
be kept in mind when using the EnviroSept. First, the fan must be
operational at all times in order to remove air particulate or the
larger particles will rapidly settle out of the air. Second, the larger
particles can settle out of the air before they reach the return air
ducts per the chart on settling rates. This is dependent upon the
location of the supply and return air registers. Third, notice that
when you vacuum your carpets, a lot of the finer particles are discharged
into the air and then later settle out. These particles are very noticeable
when you shine a light on your vacuums discharge vent.
|Why do the pads in my EnviroSept sometimes turn
|This is a common question that we receive, especially
in the wintertime. During most of the year, the collector pads will
change color throughout from a snowy white to a dirty gray. However,
in the wintertime, customers with oil or gas furnaces will see the
collector pads turn to a dark gray or black from the hydrocarbons
in the air as a result of the combustion of fuels. Customers that
burn candles or have wood stoves and fireplaces will experience the
same results. This serves as a testimonial to the highly efficient
performance of the EnviroSept, as it removes the smallest sub-micron
particles that other devices can't begin to remove.
|What is the recommended mode of operation for
my heating/cooling system?
|The fan in the heating/cooling system should be set
in the always on position, instead of the auto mode. The EnviroSept
can't clean the air and reduce dust if the fan is not running. Further,
there is the added benefit of eliminating the hot and cold spots in
the home by circulating the air constantly.
|Do I need to change both collector pads every
|Only if someone in the home smokes on a regular basis.
The high efficiency of the EnviroSept is very effective in capturing
the sub-micron cigarette smoke, which is loaded with tar and nicotine,
causing the pads to become very sticky. Otherwise, you can change
only one pad by rotating them. Throw away the first pad in front where
the air enters, as it loads with the large dust as well as the smaller
particles. Then shake the fine particles from the second pad outside
and move it to the front, replacing it with a clean pad.
|Is it expensive to operate the EnviroSept
|No! The EnviroSept consumes about the same amount
of power as a doorbell. Therefore it costs less than a dollar a year
to operate compared with other electronic air cleaners that can cost
from $50-$75 annually.
|Can I use any kind of the standard filter media
found in hardware stores in my EnviroSept?
|No! The performance of the EnviroSept may be substantially
reduced and/or the electronics may be damaged when it shorts out with
certain types of media. The PolyWool media used in the EnviroSept
is a dry, non-sticky blend of fibers that do not contain latex or
a variety of adhesives that are required to aid in the capture of
air pollutants for other filters. The importance of the PolyWool media
is that it is highly influenced by the high voltage charge that is
applied to the center screen, which leads to a very high capture rate
of indoor pollutants.
|Will the EnviroSept eliminate pet and cooking
odors in my home?
|Most odors in the home are particle borne. It has
been demonstrated that if you can remove these particles, the odors
are also removed. This is especially true with tobacco smoke. Therefore,
the high efficiency of the EnviroSept enables it to remove a high
percentage of sub-micron particles, making it very effective at reducing
and eliminating many of these odors in the home.