Media Air Cleaner Ratings part 3, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Media air cleaner ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Philco, Rheem, Ruud, Skuttle, Tappan, Totaline, Trane, Trion, Ultravation, Westinghouse, White Rodgers, and York brands.

BRAND-----------WEB ADDRESS---RATING

PHILCO----------philcohvac.com-------<1*

This is another brand from NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They only offer units with MERV 11 filter media which is not that much better than standard pleated air filters. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

RHEEM----------rheem.com------------<1*

The EXACT FIT media air cleaners are designed for a really tight fit to prevent air from bypassing the filter. They only have a MERV 8 efficiency which is not any better than a standard pleated filter and so is not really worth the added expense.

RUUD------------ruud.com-------------<1*

This is another brand from RHEEM MANUFACTURING. The EXACT FIT media air cleaners are designed for a really tight fit to prevent air from bypassing the filter. They only have a MERV 8 efficiency which is not any better than a standard pleated filter and so is not really worth the added expense.

SKUTTLE---------skuttle.com----------<1* 

These air cleaners are available in four sizes and have a six month dial to remind you to change the filter media. They only offer media with either MERV 8 or 11 efficiencies and so are not really worth the expense.

TAPPAN--------tappan.net--------------<1*

This is another brand from NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They only offer units with MERV 11 filter media which is not that much better than standard pleated air filters. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

TOTALINE---------totaline.com---------<1*

This brand offers retrofit air cleaners in standard as well as oversized and right angle models. They offer a lifetime warranty on the cabinet but they only have MERV 11 efficiencies.

TRANE-------------trane.com-----------<1*

The PERFECT FIT media air cleaners are designed to seal and prevent air from bypassing the units. The brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND and offers a good guarantee on the cabinet but the media only has a MERV 8 efficiency.

TRION----------trioniaq.com-----------<1*

The AIR BEAR cleaners are made by AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS INC which is a subsidiary of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The cabinets are backed by a lifetime warranty but the filter media only has a MERV 8 efficiency and so is not worth the money.

ULTRAVATION----ultravation.com-------2*

The PROGRESSIVE MEDIA filters are available in MERV 11 or 13 efficiencies and the cabinet is backed by a good guarantee.

WESTINGHOUSE--westinghousehvac.com--<1*

This is another brand from NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They only offer units with MERV 11 filter media which is not that much better than standard pleated air filters. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

WHITE RODGERS---emersonclimate.com---<1*

This brand is a part of EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES and offers MERV 8 or 11 filters. Their website is not much help.

YORK---------------york.com-------------1*

These media air cleaners have efficiencies up to MERV 13 and are backed by a good warranty. The brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS.

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