3m Filtrete Air purifier Review

The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier is a very effective unit for trapping allergens that are airborne. It is more effective compared to a HEPA air purifier because it captures 99.9 percent of airborne allergens. This air purifier unit is for people who are concerned with the indoor air quality of their room.

Filtrete™ Ultra Clean Room Air Purifier

The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier is available in two sizes to choose from. For a small room like bedrooms, the FAP02 model can clean up to an area of 160 square feet. Then, for a bigger room like a living room, the FAP03 model is made to clean indoor air up to an area of 360 square feet.

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This air purifier unit is designed with an advanced technology of filtration. It can capture 99.9 percent of common airborne particles effectively like smog, smoke, particles that carries virus, particles that carries odor, bacteria, pet dander, household dust, debris of dust mite, mold spores, and pollen.

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The Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier unit is more efficient compared to other brand’s air purifier unit by up to thirteen times. You don’t have to worry when to change the filter, for this unit is equipped with an automatic circuit that alerts you when it is time to change the filter. It is done by measuring the particles accumulated on the filter and the indicator lights up when a certain threshold is met.

The key features of this product:

  • Ability to capture pollen 11 percent higher compared to HEPA air purifiers
  • Compared to HEPA air purifiers, it has airflow 28 percent higher.
  • It has a higher CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate).
  • It has a rate of 802 combined CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate). Pollen – 287, Smoke – 239, Dust – 276.
  • Unbeatable mixture of ultra-quiet fan operation and high CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate).
  • It has a seal of approval from Allergy UK.
  • Available replacement for its Filtrete Electrostatic Filter from 3M.
  • Indicator light for indicating filter life.
  • Adjustable fan speed.
  • Does not emit ozone.

The Filtrete Clean Air Purifier consumes 176.8 Watts of power with a noise level of H61.3 M52.2 L46.2 measured in Dba. Its fan has a speed of H805 M594 L484 revolutions per minute. It measures approximately 70 centimeters high, 51 centimeters wide, and 21.5 centimeters depth and it weighs 10 Kilograms.

To have a maximum performance, it is recommended by 3M, the maker of this air purifier, to replace the filters every 3 months of constant use.

UPDATE: 3rd July 2020

This review was written back in 2011 and the Filtrete Air purifier whilst a great machine for it’s time, is very much obsolete compared to what you can buy today.

If you are interested in an air purifier, I would recommend any device from this list:

1.Austin A250B1 – Best Overall
Austin Air A250B1 HealthMate Plus Junior Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed for people living in smaller spaces and specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, VOC’s, formaldehyde, and sub micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings
  • Broad spectrum adsorption offers protection for people exposed to smoke from wildfires, those living close to busy highways, and people with sensitivity to certain chemicals and gases found in the home
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; over 270 cubic inches of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite filtration removes odors, gases and chemicals including formaldehyde and benzene
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure; helps reduce coughing, wheezing and sneezing, dry mouth, runny nose; reduces night time allergies and asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; strengthens the immune system

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2. Medify MA-40 2.0 – Great if you can afford

Medify Air MA-40-W2 V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White (2-Pack)
  • A higher grade of HEPA - H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) 99.9% particle removal.
  • Cleans a room up to 1,600 sq ft in one hour, 840 sq ft in 30 minutes, 420 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 330)
  • To make V2.0 quieter in 'Sleep Mode' and Speed 1 the ionizer is automatically turned off, on speed 2 and 3 it can be turned on/off as needed | CARB, Energy Star & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), Sleep mode and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B0819583PQ, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

3. LEVOIT CORE 300 – Quite a machine for less than $100

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Air Purifiers Filter, 24db Quiet Air Cleaner, Remove 99.97% Smoke Dust Mold Pollen for Large Room, Core 300, White
  • Genuine Replacement Filters: Search for core300-rf or core 300 replacement filter for Replacement Filters. Use genuine Levoit replacement filters to maintain the best performance and to ensure what you're buying is worthy of your investment
  • Higher Purify Performance: Use the Core 300 to fill your environment with crisp, clean air. Its Vortexair Technology creates a stronger air flow, CADR number is 230+m3/h, allowing it to cover up to 219 sq. ft. AC 120V/60HZ for USA and Canada
  • Improved Filtration: With larger expansion area and longer length than others, the H13 Ture HEPA filter works with ultra-fine Pre-filter and activated carbon filter, trapping 99. 97% of fine particles and allergens as small as 0. 3 microns and large pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold, pollen
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: The noise level is nearly voiceless at sleep mode with only 24db, its QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise so you can sleep in a restful and soothing indoor environment
  • Ultra-long Service Life: Industry leader provider's bearing makes this levoit core300 hepa air purifier durable and reliable. The AC capacitor motor uses durable high-precision bearing, and excellent internal structure increases abrasion resist, which obviously extends the life of machine

4. Coway Airmega 300 – Not cheap but great for large spaces

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5. Sharp FPF30UH – Great for small spaces and tight budgets

Sharp, White FPF30UH True HEPA Air Purifier for Home Office or Small Bedroom with Express Clean. Filters Last up-to 2 Years for Dust, Smoke, Pollen, Pet Dander, 143 Square Feet
  • SMALL ROOMS: Designed for Rooms up to 143 sq. ft.
  • CADR Dust (101) / Smoke (92) / Pollen (109)
  • Long-Life TRUE HEPA Filter Lasts Up-to 2 Years (actual filter life will differ depending on the environment)
  • True HEPA Filter Captures 99.97% of Allergens as Small as 0.3 Microns that pass through the filter
  • The Library Quiet, Sleep Setting is Perfect for the Bedroom or Home Office (as low as 23 dba)

Last update on 2020-10-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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