DIY Install Aprilaire 5000
Anyone ever install an aprilaire 5000 electronic air cleaner themselves? We are just using the standard 1" filter, but we have a mix of allergies and asthma and it is time to move up in the world of clean air.
Furnace/air handler is in a utility room. The return comes down from the ceiling, does a 90 runs about 16 " over, through the 20x25" filter, then into the air handler.
The instructions seem to state I would just need to cut out a section next to the air handler, which would include the insert where the filter is now of course. Seems too simple though, and i am not sure how I would make the connection from the return to the cleaner. Air handler seems like you just apply caulk or mastic on the face and screw it in place.
Wiring seems simple, there is a dedicated outlet not used for anything about 2 ft away. (Put in if we were to have chosen a duct based dual zone system, which we didn't)