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When was the last time the filter was changed and electrostatic wires wiped? If the light is on the unit is working. Please check the filter media and wipe the fine metal wires on unit adjacent to the pleated filter.

Aprilaire 5000... | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


I think you would be better served, by directing your question to a Respiratory Specialist.

Nevertheless, thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aprilaire 5000... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014


When u changed the filter u most likely got the filter enclosure door back together wrong, there is a switch in the door that locks out power, remove the access door for the filter and make u don't see any broken parts, the carefully put it back together

Aprilaire 5000... | Answered on May 13, 2009


Hello, in order for the humidifier to turn on and off with the furnace you need either a sail switch or current sensing relay. A sail switch mounts in the return air duct and senses the return air when the furnace turns on thus turning on the humidifier and turning it off when the airflow stops. A current sensing relay works the same way but instaed of sensing airflow in senses current on the blower motors common lead and is easier to install than a sail switch. I will post a pic of both

robhvac47_24.jpgSail switch



robhvac47_25.jpg Current sensing relay

Aprilaire Air... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


There were some problems where people used glas-fiber-islations as a filter (it could be yellow or white), the problem generated because air filters and isolations camed in more or less same packageing (people didn't know, or couldn't know the diference) if u rub the new filter and it starts hurting or burning finger's you have isolation, if not there could be a problem with chemicals that where in filter fiber's, you can leave it on sun for a few hour's and bring it back in
this is the best i can do to help you

Aprilaire Air... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009


depends on where you are and when you want the water treated.
for camping and hiking , water purification tablets are quick and easy methods and one of the best ( used by the armed forces )
if you want it for home use
running the water through a ceramic filter then through an ultra-violet purifier will get rid of all the bugs
for larger volumes an osmosis purifying system as used by the water treatment works in council water supplies is best
so you need to specific as to when you want the water pure.
boiling water is ineffective as it concentrates the bugs and doesn;t kill them all, however distilling water by boiling off and collecting the steam back to water separates the bugs

Air Purifiers | Answered on Oct 11, 2020


A powerful vac motor needs lots of air throughput to keep it cool. Some vac motors have a separate air intake and exhaust for cooling air but the majority rely on the same air that passes through the cleaner and sucks up the ash or dirt. These rely on effective filters to keep damaging ash or dirt out of the motor.

While a blocked filter reduces suction and cuts the flow of cooling air, a displaced filter allows ash or dirt into the motor and if early action isn't taken to remedy the situation by cleaning the motor, the life of the motor will be seriously reduced.

The most effective method of motor cleaning after dismantling is by a jet of compressed air...

Air Purifiers | Answered on Aug 01, 2020

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