Clarification of Answer by
04 Dec 2002 20:53 PST
Thank you for your clarification. As I said earlier, 2000 square feet
is far too big for a single air cleaning unit to clean efficiently.
Here are the reasons why:
1) Your 2000 square feet house is comprised of many different sized
rooms. First, I'll assume this to be a single level home. Let's
imagine that you are using a single unit and this one is installed
right in the very middle of the house. Your grandson is inside one of
the rooms. For the unit to be effective, you would have to keep the
room occupied by the child open so that the unit can filter the air in
that room. However, this will be a bit inefficient because as you go
farther away from the unit, it's effectiveness becomes less.
Furthermore, the airflow from room to room varies according to the
size of the room, including the size of the doors, the number of open
windows, orientation of the entrance and exit points, etc.
2) This inefficiency becomes more evident if your home has a second
level and you are using a single unit. If the unit is installed on the
second floor, there is no way it can effectively clean the air from
the first level floor, and vice versa.
3) Lastly, assuming that the 2000 square feet house has no rooms at
all whatsoever but it has 2 levels, a single unit wouldn't be
effective in cleaning the other level simply because the air flow is
not the same. The unit is only more effective if your 2000 square feet
house has no rooms at all and it is has only one level.
If you really are looking for a whole house cleaner, then it must be a
system comprised of several units and not a single unit. I have
already specifically given you the best brand that is duly recognized
by the American Lung Association which I think is best suited for the
child. Perhaps you failed to notice it but the links regarding whole
house cleaners are already included in my answer and here is that
If you failed to click on the "whole house" that has an underline,
here is the exact page where it leads to:
Here is another link to a whole-house cleaner.
"Honeywell's New Enviracaire Elite Whole-House Air Quality System"
Here's their link to help you choos the correct product:
Here's their link to help you locate a dealer near you. Just click on
the "United States" map.
If you want to contact Honeywell, click on the link below and follow
the screen instructions:
You can also e-mail Honeywell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
1-800-345-6770, ext. 505.
If you want to learn more about their air filtration units, click on
the link below.
These are the links that will help you get the best unit for your
needs. If you still can't find what you are looking for or you are not
satisfied with the answer, please inform me know so I can let another
researcher answer your question. Thanks for making your clarification.