The Aprilaire Model 5000 Electronic Air Cleaner's performance exceeds all other whole-house air cleaners on the market today. It is never less than 94% efficient at removing disease-causing bacteria as small as 0.35 microns. No other whole-house air cleaner can reach more than 70% efficiency. It even traps viruses with an efficiency of 80%. Over 99% efficient on pollen and spores. Patented technology. Particles entering the air cleaner pass through a control electrode, which focuses and intensifies an electrical field generated by the ionizing wires. The particles are charged in the electrical field and collected on grounded micro-fiber media.
Publishing a MERV rating in the strict accordance with the ASHRAE standard is not possible for electronic air cleaners in the same way as is done with mechanical / media air cleaners. However, the performance of an Aprilaire 5000 air cleaner is similar to a MERV 15 media filter.
Your order will also include Alpine's exclusive installation video on DVD! Watch as a pro tackles the project from start to finish. You'll have all your questions answered as you see how easy it is to install yourself.
Also available is Alpine's Sheet Metal Transition Kit (AHA081). This kit allows you to adapt your existing return air plenum so you can fit in a new air cleaner, if you don't already have the space. The instructional video also shows you how to use the kit to make your air cleaner installation go smoothly. You can view the kit here.
Outside Dimensions: Housing is 17 3/4 inches x 28 1/8 inches x 11 1/2 inches, overall length with power pack/door assembly is 17 3/4 inches x 31 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches
Inlet Opening: 14 3/4 inches x 23 7/8 inches
Outlet Opening: 14 3/4 inches x 24 7/8 inches
Power Requirements: 120 VAC 60Hz, unit equipped with 5 foot grounded cord with plug
Current: 0.3 Amps maximum
Weight: 35 pounds