1. How Do Room Air Purifiers Work?
  • Pets and Dander: Why You Should Purify Your Air

    March 15, 2019

    If you could take an extra step to boost your indoor air quality, would you?

    • Every day, some of your favorite things at home (think: pets, candles, wood-burning fireplaces, cooking) release teeny-tiny particles into the air. Though these airborne particles can negatively impact indoor air quality, it’s possible to protect your home without ditching any of those beloved items and activities.

      Take your indoor air quality to the next level with Filtrete™ Room Air Purifiers and Filters. Read on to discover the benefits of an air purifier and determine how to choose the right filter and device to help keep the air in your home cleaner than ever.

      What is an air purifier and how does it work?

      Air purifiers are portable devices that combine an internal filter and fan to pull in unwanted particles from the air in a specific room. Purified air is then circulated back into that room. The filtration process repeats several times an hour, continually boosting indoor air quality.

      I already use an electrostatic air filter in my heating and cooling system. Do I need a room air purifier and filter, too?

      Utilizing high-efficiency HVAC filters with routine replacements is certainly a good step to help maintain the quality of your home’s air—and the functionality of your system. Why not take an extra step to help ensure good indoor air quality? Filtrete™ Room Air Purifier Filters and devices can help keep a fresher-smelling home and maintain general cleanliness. (We’ll think nothing of it if you just want better air quality for your home.)

      Why choose a Filtrete™ Room Air Purifier and Filter?

      Our True HEPA filtration helps capture 99.97% of airborne particles**, including allergens, dust, lint, mold spores, bacteria and pet dander. Plus, every filter is electrostatically engineered to pull in and trap particles 1,000x smaller than you can see.

      We’re proud of the science behind our filters, which feature exclusive 3M filtration technology. Additionally, these products showcase our dedication to innovation, providing a variety of options to help purify air.

      Can I use a room air purifier in an apartment or condo?

      Yes, cleaner air can be yours—no HVAC required. Because no two living spaces or families are alike, we designed room air purifier devices and filters for different room sizes—from small to large.

      What is the best air purifier for my family?

      The best device will depend mostly on room size, but your lifestyle and purification needs will dictate your filter selection. For instance, do you want a filter with extra carbon layers to combat odors? A room air purifier for allergies? True HEPA for maximum filtration? As filtration experts, we know the filter is the true hero to help improve indoor air quality.

      I have an air purifier device from a competitor, can I use Filtrete filters?

      If you have a Honeywell™, Holmes®, or Idylis® brand device, you can now enjoy the benefits of a replacement Filtrete™ Room Air Purifier Filter.

      **From the air passing through the filter media. Initial efficiency value.