HOW LONG DO THE FILTERS LAST?
In a very busy shop the primary bag filter may last from 6 to 8 months. In the typical shop it may last 12 to 18 months. The washable pre-filter and axial-filter should be washed with a garden hose once every 6 to 8 weeks.
WHERE CAN WE BUY THE REPLACEMENT FILTERS?
We prefer that you buy the filters direct from us. If your regular jobber is an Airomax dealer you can get the filters from them. Some filter dealers in your area may carry the correct size and rating for your system.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL TO SERVICE THE FILTERS?
As the filters collect the dust, smoke and over-spray that is produced in your shop, their resistance to “air flow” increases. When the resistance reaches a certain level the amount of air passing through the device begins to reduce. When the air flow reduction reaches the point where the shop’s pollution generation rate is greater than the filtration rate, the system becomes considerably less effective (See question 5 below). However, the unit will not be damaged.
HOW MUCH CLEANER WILL THE AIR BE IN MY SHOP IF I INSTALL AN AIROMAX SYSTEM?
The air in your shop will be from 75% to 90% cleaner when your Airomax system is in operation.
HOW WILL THE AIROMAX SYSTEM EFFECT MY HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM?
The Airomax system will deliberately cause “air turbulence” to occur in your shop. The turbulence is required to keep smoke, dust, and over-spray particles suspended until they are captured in the filters. The turbulence prevents stratification of heated or cooled air and equalizes the air temperature at the floor and ceiling. Usually, the heating and cooling system will cycle less frequently when an Airomax system is in operation. This reduces the cost of heating and cooling air.
WHAT DETERMINES THE NUMBER OF AIR CLEANERS REQUIRED IN A FACILITY?
It is necessary to clean the pollution out of the air as fast as it is being produced to prevent accumulation. In air cleaning jargon this is called Air Changes per Hour (ACH), which means all of the air in a shop passes through the filters X times per hour. After more than 40 years, we know for sure that 6-8 ACH is best for most shops. So the air cleaning capacity of a given air cleaner model, combined with the total volume of a shop and the required 6 ACH determines the number of units required in a given facility.
ARE THERE MANY SHOPS USING AIROMAX AIR CLEANERS?
Airomax developed this air cleaning technology in 1978. To date, over 80,000 Airomax units are installed in a wide variety of applications. We believe that over 20,000 auto body shops have purchased this type of unit.
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE ON AN AIROMAX SYSTEM?
We guarantee that the air quality in your shop will be from 75% to 90% better at any one time as measured by an impartial qualified person using a certified particle counter set to count 0.3 micron size and larger particles. The units carry a 36 month warranty against defects, excluding the filters. The only significant component that may become defective is the blower. We will ship you a new blower after you remove it from the unit and return it to the factory at your expense. We will then reimburse you $30.00 for labor. Any other component is exchanged without labor compensation but must be returned freight pre-paid.
CAN I BUY AN AIROMAX SYSTEM “DIRECT” OR MUST I GO THROUGH A JOBBER?
If your regular jobber does not carry Airomax and does not wish to, we will gladly sell to you direct.