Heat pump filtration options
I was scheduled to have heat pumps installed in my house back in March, but put the project on hold because of the pandemic. My house is located in the county in Massachusetts which is seeing the highest number of cases and mortalities. It’s a very sad situation.
But I’m looking to bring the project back to life. Now, as I work on getting funding in place (thank you, DOER!), my awesome HVAC sales rep has brought to my attention a “Coronavirus Special” on Mitsubishi heat pump filtration systems. It’s a buy-two-get-one-free deal.
The quoted cost for the IWave Air filtration is $500 per unit. I’m getting three heat pumps, so with the “Coronavirus Special” pricing deal, I will pay $1000 for IWave Air installed on each of the three units.
My partner has spring pollen seasonal allergies and I have fall ragweed allergies. Our allergies can be pretty severe.
Will an added IWave filtration system affect the efficiency of the units?
Is the standard filter that comes with our units good enough for seasonal allergies?
The other option is for a UV light filter system, which sounds like it might be what the President was talking about when he asked everyone to drink bleach. Is it correct that the UV light filter will kill viruses?
Here’s a list of what I’m having installed, with all line sets routed inside the house, as opposed to on the exterior. It’s three heat pumps, installed 1-to-1 with an outdoor unit for each.
Install Mitsubishi three single zone system
MUFZ-KJ09NAHZ-U1 HS-KJ09 Upgrade to MFZ-KJ09NA Floor Mount Unit 1.00
MUZ-FH06NA HS-FH06 Upgrade of MSZ- FH06NA Indoor Unit
MUZ-FH06NA HS-FH06 Upgrade of MSZ- FH06NA Indoor Unit 1.00
Not that it relates to the question about the filtration system, but I have had a Manual J done and have attached that here because I know how passionate you good folks are about your beloved load calculations!
Thanks so much for your insight.
Best Wishes, Kris
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