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Re: [OM] Wildfire smoke filter

Subject: Re: [OM] Wildfire smoke filter
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:42:39 -0700
On 9/15/2020 12:02 PM, Peter Klein wrote:
How bad is the smoke in Seattle? We have been using our portable air conditioner as a 
makeshift air cleaner. We run it on “recirculate” with Swiffer sheets over the 
air intake. Left: A fresh Swiffer sheet. Right: A Swiffer sheet after 2 days filtering. This 
is indoor air with doors and windows closed.

Do you have central heat? I replaced the cheap dust filters in our with MERV 12 filters. They have been doing a great job of keeping indoor air clean.


You need to be able to run the fan alone.

I cannot guarantee that running the fan all the time, with filters that may have higher resistance to air flow than it was designed for will not damage the fan motor.

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