The Trion electronic air cleaner is a typical electronic air cleaner that is effective only for dust removal. Ultraviolet lights and a carbon element must be added to address Danger Level 2 and Danger Level 3 contaminants.
Frequent cleaning is usually the downfall of these types of air cleaners. Trion recommends cleaning once every two months. That is more often than replacing the filter pad on the Electro Breeze Duct Mount UV kit.
According to the owners manual, the Trion electronic air cleaner does produce ozone and, as with all electrostatic precipitators, ozone production increases as the cells load with contaminants. Read here about the EPA and ozone.
By utilizing an air flow sensor, the Trion electronic air cleaner shuts off when not in use and is restarted when the blower kicks on. This cycling on then off, is hard on electronic equipment and tends to reduce the life of the unit while increasing energy usage.
The cost for the Trion electronic air cleaner plus the cost of a licensed contractor to modify your duct work to have it installed, can easily exceed the cost of purchasing the Electro Breeze Duct Mount UV kit.
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