|Air Purifiers Filter Information|
Air Purifiers Filter Information
99.97% HEPA Filters
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. These filters are designed to remove up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants, at 0.3 microns or larger, from the air that passes through the filter. These include tobacco smoke, household dust, pet dander and pollen.
99% HEPA Filters
Holmes also offers 99% HEPA filters which remove up to 99% of airborne dust and pollen, at 2 microns or larger, from air passing through the filter.
Carbon Filters capture larger particles and help reduce unpleasant odors. Carbon absorbs odors generated by pets, mildew, cooking, construction materials and more.
Electrostatic units filter the air using static electricity. They have a static-charge on the filter which causes airborne particles to "cling" to the filter, just like static-charged clothing sticks together.
Washable Foam Filters
A washable foam filter helps capture larger particles and can be easily cleaned. Simply remove the foam from your machine and wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse and drip dry the foam thoroughly before replacing it.
An ULPA Filter, also known as Ultra-HEPA Filters, are designed to trap 99.999% of airborne particles, at 0.3 microns or larger, from the air that passes through the filter. These include tobacco smoke, household dust, pet dander and pollen.
Replacing your filter
99.97% HEPA filters typically need to be replaced every 12 ?C 18 months for best performance.
99% HEPA filters typically need to be replaced every 4 ?C 6 months for best performance.
Carbon filters should be replaced every 3 - 6 months, depending on usage and household conditions.