Furnace Air Filters – 3M Introduces Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter
Good news for allergy suffers! The new Filtrete™ Ultra Allergen Reduction furnace filter outperforms all other one-inch residential filters on the market, based on tests established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.
The Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter is 25 percent more efficient at capturing small particles and allergens from the air (i.e. particles from 0.3 to 1 micron in size)i. It has 15 percent better airflow than the Filtrete Micro Allergen Reduction Filter - previously the highest performing one-inch residential filter on the market.
These gains in both efficiency and airflow represent a significant breakthrough in filter performance. That is because until now, a filter's enhanced efficiency in capturing tiny particles would be offset by a corresponding drop in airflow as these captured particles would accumulate on the filter's surface and cause it to clog more quickly. But the new Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter addresses this trade-off - it captures more small particles with increased airflow.
This new ultra allergen reduction filter (along with the other filters in the Filtrete product line) belongs to a category known as high efficiency filters. Such filters contain permanently, electrostatically charged fibers that capture significantly more pet dander, dust, smoke, mold and other small particles and allergens than fiberglass filters.
Today's families are more aware than ever of the link between air quality and respiratory health. Studies have shown that half of all illnesses may be caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. Allergy symptoms for example, like stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, occur when pollens are inhaled. Better indoor air quality may relieve these symptoms.
"As public awareness of indoor air quality continues to grow, so does interest in high efficiency air filters. That's why 3M developed the Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter - the most efficient one-inch furnace filter that consumers can use to help improve their air quality," says Penny Wise, Marketing Manager for 3M Construction and Home Improvement Products.
3M Filtrete Products provide consumers with an innovative line of products that improve indoor air quality. The complete line addresses various consumer needs from reducing the amount of dust in their homes to capturing allergy-aggravating micro particles in the air they breathe. 3M is committed to raising awareness and educating people about indoor air quality issues.
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Ian DeBruyn contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.fresh-air-purifiers.com.
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