Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:27 AM
I bought a tabletop air purifier from Home Depot. It lives under the bird cages, running 24/7 and has helped a little, but it's just too small to make much of a difference; it doesn't move enough air--I need something bigger, with a higher CFM and larger filter surface. The one I've got gets clogged in just a few weeks. I've looked at some of the products designed for bird rooms such as Rabbit-Air products, but I can't afford to spend several hundred dollars on a filter. I also don't want or need something that produces ions or ozone or claims to search out and hunt down viruses (a ridiculous claim, anyway). I just need something to pull large amounts of air through a filter that will capture dust.
Does anybody have a product reccomendation or a system that's worked for them? I've seen a product advertised for woodworking shops that is ingenius--it's a bracket that clips onto a standard box fan that holds a standard 20x20 furnace filter to the back (intake) of the fan. It's designed to get sawdust out of the air in the shop; does anyone think this might help with bird dust?
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:17 AM
most of the systems for a shop are not going to be super quiet and cost more then I think you want to spend. this may be the way to go.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:32 PM
I am a big fan of HEPA filters, and have been using them for several years. The remove particles down to 0.3 microns (to give you a reference, a smoke particle is 1 micron). They pull out mold, pet dander, all kinds of allergens.. Fairly cheap and cheap to maintain. Honeywell typically uses "permanent" HEPA filters- technically they aren't permanent but will last you at least several years before you need to replace them. You just periodically vacuum the surface and change the prefilter (every few months or so). The prefilter is activated carbon which will help reduce odors.
This unit is smaller if the other one is bigger than you want, but also works great:
Both of these machine are great at collecting dust and allergens, and have proven worth the money over the last 3-4 years I've had them. The other 2 units I use are pretty expensive so I won't bother listing them. The honeywells are relatively cheap and work great.
Hope this helps..
Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:17 PM
It is easy to take apart, you just vacuum the prefilter periodically. After 2 months of use I vacuumed it, and the bird dust, etc that was on it proved how well it was working. Our bird room is the only room I can breathe really well in (we have cats and litter boxes throughout the rest of the house).
Austins also come with a great warranty; I would highly recommend one! http://austinair.com...lthmate-series/
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