Question about Ecoquest Living Air Classic Air Purifier
About 6 mos ago my unit started to emit a foul odor. It smells organic like a lake or something. It isn't constant but I can't get it to go away! I bought new plates and filters since mine were pretty old. I have cleaned it thouroughly with alcohol and nothing worked. When I put a new clean plate in, it smells ok for about 2 mins then it starts to smell. HELP. I know sometimes the ozone can react badly with somethings (like Paint fumes) but I can't imagine what it could be reacting with, nothing has changed in my home. My house stinks and its embarrassing!
Hi cant standit,
Can you control this odor by adjusting the ozone (O3) control? High levels of O3 smell obnoxious or irritating to some people; you want a fairly low concentration (~40 ppb - that's parts-per-Billion, not much).
It sounds like you've done everything else right. Have you consulted with the dealer you bought from? How about EcoQuest? If it's not the O3 level being too high, then perhaps there's something goofy with the unit. If it's under warranty, pursue that option. You should have contact infor with the unit; respond if you need it and I can post it.
Let me know.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Ionizers do cause a bad odor to happen. I work in the copier business and do work around machines that can cause an ozone to happen when there are ran. Copiers like ionizers can cause an ozone to happen because the air particles are being electrically charged. The smell isn't good to be breathing in as well.
Here is an EPA report about ionizers
The Consumer Products Safety Commission is going to be making a decision about the health effects on ionizers by the end of the year. Their decision can effect selling ionizers all together.
This industry should have been regulated years ago and after what happened to Sharper Image this year due to their arrogance it isn't doing the industry any favors. They went out of business because of Consumer Reports findings and tried to sue them for it.
If you really want the air in your house cleaned, the best way to do it is using a hepa filter.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
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