I am considering replacing my Aprilaire media whole house filter with an electronic filter. I will be replacing my heat pump within the next few months and would probably buy a Carrier electronic filter.
I am currently using the new upgraded 15 MERV April Air filter. My service technician recently told me that based on his experience, the high efficiency media filters do a better job of keeping the inside of the air handler cleaner than the electronic filters and the media filters require far less maintenance.
He recommended that I continue using the media filter and not replace it with an electronic filter. Your comments are very much appreciated.
I would agree with your service technician 100%. In my experience, electronic air cleaners are over rated. They may be efficient at stopping smaller dust particles but are not as good at stopping larger dust particles.