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Old 05-15-2019, 01:40 PM
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I've been doing some research into getting an air purifier for the small room I have my Clover (Crimson Bellied Conure) in. I've read about the ion feature being bad for birds. I'm hoping some of y'all that have air purifiers can give me some good recommendations as I want to make sure my little Clover will be safe.

The square footage of the room is around 100. I'm looking to stay around the $100-$150 range. Thanks so much for any and all help!
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:35 PM
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I've been doing some research into getting an air purifier for the small room I have my Clover (Crimson Bellied Conure) in. I've read about the ion feature being bad for birds. I'm hoping some of y'all that have air purifiers can give me some good recommendations as I want to make sure my little Clover will be safe.



The square footage of the room is around 100. I'm looking to stay around the $100-$150 range. Thanks so much for any and all help!


Home Depot has a decent selection of air purifiers and they quote the sq footage on the air purifier itself. Cost wise they all work relatively as well as the next considering they use HEPA filters the main difference between a $100 and a $300 air purifier will be the amount of noise it makes. I use a vornado air purifier that I bought for around $100.


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Re: Air Purifier Recommendations

Consider starting with changing and upgrading the filter on your forced air heating system (if you have such a system). In many cases, regularly changing one's homes filter will solve most issues. Step two would be to upgrade the type of filter used.

If your heating system is electric panels, you more on to an Air Purifier.
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Re: Air Purifier Recommendations

As sailboat stated above if you have forced air (duct work) you Can upgrade the filter that is located in your furnace I would suggest a HEPA filter it will also make breathing for every living thing in the house healthier and easier. As a HVAC installer I would hope you replace your filter regularly, but Iíve also ran into people who donít know their unit had a filter so if you donít know you can Pm me a picture of the furnace and I could tell you where the filter is. I will also say that depending on the price of the HEPA filters in your area a air purifier might be the cheaper alternative in the long run.


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As sailboat stated above if you have forced air (duct work) you Can upgrade the filter that is located in your furnace I would suggest a HEPA filter it will also make breathing for every living thing in the house healthier and easier. As a HVAC installer I would hope you replace your filter regularly, but I’ve also ran into people who don’t know their unit had a filter so if you don’t know you can Pm me a picture of the furnace and I could tell you where the filter is. I will also say that depending on the price of the HEPA filters in your area a air purifier might be the cheaper alternative in the long run. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Great recommendation. Just a question about HEPA filters as part of 10+ year old forced air furnaces (even new ones) using 1" (25 mm) thick filters, are they even worth the effort over using an up-scaled 1" filter? We have a new technology forced air furnace with a 3" (75 mm) thick filter and do not use the HEPA filter level. Then again, two old folks and an Amazon do not put a heavy load on an air filter.
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As sailboat stated above if you have forced air (duct work) you Can upgrade the filter that is located in your furnace I would suggest a HEPA filter it will also make breathing for every living thing in the house healthier and easier. As a HVAC installer I would hope you replace your filter regularly, but Iíve also ran into people who donít know their unit had a filter so if you donít know you can Pm me a picture of the furnace and I could tell you where the filter is. I will also say that depending on the price of the HEPA filters in your area a air purifier might be the cheaper alternative in the long run. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Great recommendation. Just a question about HEPA filters as part of 10+ year old forced air furnaces (even new ones) using 1" (25 mm) thick filters, are they even worth the effort over using an up-scaled 1" filter? We have a new technology forced air furnace with a 3" (75 mm) thick filter and do not use the HEPA filter level. Then again, two old folks and an Amazon do not put a heavy load on an air filter.
The big difference between a HEPA filter and a regular air filter in a furnace is that the HEPA filter will filter out smaller particles from the air. And the thickness of the filter is more so based how many CFM of air the unit moves (cubic feet per minutes) thickness is More so the filter doesnít bend and break. Also a HEPA filter will be less effective on old duct work as there may be leaks in the system that essentially bypass the filter.



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Re: Air Purifier Recommendations

A hepa filter purifier that is non-ionizing and non-ozone producing is your best bet. You are right about the ionizing ones being potentially harmful.

If you are looking to stay within the cheaper realm, I have a Veva and I'm pretty happy with it, but you might need more than one. I am not sure of my square footage...It was under $100 on Amazon.
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A hepa filter purifier that is non-ionizing and non-ozone producing is your best bet. You are right about the ionizing ones being potentially harmful.

If you are looking to stay within the cheaper realm, I have a Veva and I'm pretty happy with it, but you might need more than one. I am not sure of my square footage...It was under $100 on Amazon.


To add to this I would like to say no one should EVER produce ozone in their house it is toxic to all living creatures including ourself.


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Re: Air Purifier Recommendations

We have this one in Arika's room and we are surprised how much feathers collect in just the carbon pre-filter.

We keep it on low speed during the winter and medium speed in the summer since the house is a little warmer.
It sits off to the side of her condo so it collects feathers but doesn't form a draft on her.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Idylis-3-Sp...ifier/50274753

I know its a little over your target price, but it's worked well since 2017 and is very quiet. We extend the life of the filters by vacuuming the carbon pre-filter every week.

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