Can My Home Really Have Cleaner Air?
For every visible particle trapped in your furnace filter such as dust, dirt and mold,
there are as many as 100 more that you cannot see, including bacteria, fungi and pollen.
If not stopped, these microparticles can seep through you HVAC system and back into your air.
Through independent lab testing, DuPont™ filters have been proven to trap a greater percentage
of microparticles than conventional fiberglass filters. So the answer is YES, the air in your home
can be cleaner.
Why Should a Filter Have Antimicrobial Protection?
Today's high performance filters are capable of trapping microparticles, including some
as small as bacteria and fungi, and are designed to last up to 90 days. Unlike some particles
which may be trapped in your heater/air conditioner filter, bacteria and fungi are living organisms.
Under certain conditions these microorganisms can multiply on unprotected surfaces, potentially
resulting in odors and adversely affecting the filtration media. The presence of antimicrobial
product protection in the filter material is not intended to affect airborne microorganisms,
but can help reduce the uncontrolled growth of odor causing microbes on the surface of the filter
material itself, where you need it the most.
How Often Should I Change My Filter?
DuPont™ High Performance Filters were designed to last up to three months within ordinary
household environments. However, the life and effectiveness of the filter can vary depending on
individual conditions within your home. Unusually dirty ductwork, sanding projects, numerous pets,
the presence of smokers or continuously running the fan system may shorten the life of your filter.
In these cases you should visually monitor and change the filter more frequently. Additionally, using
a filter for longer than its designated lifespan may begin to restrict airflow and impair the overall
efficiency of your furnace due to its high filtering capacity. Impaired airflow may also create a
backpressure that is too strong for your system and damage the system's air handler.
This filter utilizes state-of-the-art technologies in odor control. The filtration media incorporates
antimicrobial product protection to fight odor causing microbes on the surface of the media itself
as well as Oguard™ additives which have been shown in controlled laboratory test to have efficacy on
a broad range of household odors.