Well-maintained and efficient AC filters can significantly lower the amount of pollutants in the air.
Their usefulness varies considerably, depending on the type of cleaner (table-top models are much less effective than a whole-house system), and on the strength of the indoor pollution source.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA, the Indoor Air Quality of the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Pollen, dust mites, dirt, and mold spores in your home’s air can cause minor health problems like eye and nose irritation, dizziness, and headaches. Indoor air pollution can also cause more serious problems like respiratory illness, as well as aggravate allergies and asthma.
The Trane CleanEffects are unlike any AC filters out there. So is the air it produces. Technologically advanced cleaning, amazingly enhanced air.
Introducing Trane CleanEffects,™ the patented whole-house air filtration from a recognized industry leader. Designed from the ground up to clean the air like nothing before, CleanEffects makes the air in your home feel cleaner and fresher than you thought possible. As an accessory to your matched Trane system, CleanEffects:
- Removes up to an incredible 99.98% of allergens from filtered air.
- Traps particles as small as .1 micron in size.
- Up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1” filter.
- Can reduce your need to dust by up to 50%.
- Performance verified by leading experts at the Harvard School of Public Health.
How CleanEffects Works
CleanEffects uses a powerful, patented ifD corona field to charge incoming air, causing particles to adhere to the CleanEffects collection cells as air passes through. Since your furnace or air handler isn’t struggling to work against a clogged filter, clean air flows freely. No other filtration system can compare.
Even the Trane CleanEffects collection element is ground-breaking. Each layer is only 0.08 inches apart, with alternating charges, which makes for a stronger, more effective collection field. What’s more, the Trane CleanEffects element has eight times the collection surface of a standard electronic air cleaner, so it’s vastly more efficient at providing clean air throughout your home.
Easy to appreciate, simple to clean. Maintaining your CleanEffects™ is as simple as sliding out the reusable pre-filter and collection cells and vacuuming them thoroughly. The pre-filter should be vacuumed each month or two. And the collection cells should be cleaned every 6 to 9 months, depending on the indoor air quality in your home. If you wish, you may have a service contract with your dealer to perform the cleaning procedures for you.
Trane Perfect Fit
For the millions of particles in a typical home’s air, a Trane Perfect Fit™ reusable furnace filter traps more dust, pollen and bacteria than typical filters. Plus, when matched with Trane CleanEffects™ you get a whole home air filtration system, using a high efficiency filter.
A Trane Perfect Fit™ washable furnace filter is an integral part of a Trane home air filtration system. If you start out with a pleated or media filter, you always have the option to add the Trane CleanEffects™ air filtration system. And, regardless of the filter you choose, all of the filters are easy to access and maintain.
When considering a reusable furnace filter, consider your lifestyle. How much time and money are you willing to spend on replacing filters? Would you prefer to have a filter you can clean yourself? And, what kind of effectiveness are you looking for in your home? For help with these and other questions, use the product comparison feature or find a dealer near you.
Perfect Fit™ 5-inch Media Filter Features:
- Up to 15 times more effective than a standard throwaway filter
- Available in a variety of sizes
- Easy to replace
- Helps maintain the operating efficiency of your home comfort system
- Filters 100 percent of the air that is heated and cooled
The Lennox PureAir air purification system takes out what you shouldn’t take in. Not just one type of indoor air pollution, but all of them. In fact, it cleans the air inside your home better than any other single system you can buy. PureAir works with almost any heating and cooling system, so you can start breathing cleaner and healthier air today.
Many technologies available today only combat one or two categories of air contaminants, and often only in a single room. The PureAir air purification system is designed to combat all three categories of air contaminants for comprehensive air purification throughout your entire home.
- Removes particles measuring less than 100 microns** in diameter
- Filters out 99.9% of mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander
- Traps over 95% of fine particles absorbed by the lungs, including infectious airborne bacteria and smoke down to 0.3 micron
- Bioaerosols and Microorganisms (microscopic living organisms that grow and reproduce in warm, humid places)
- Removes more than 90% of bioaerosols down to 0.01 micron, including airborne viruses such as MERSA, flu and cold viruses
- Odor/Chemical Vapors (air contaminants in the form of gases)
- Destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors from sources like cooking smells, pet odors, cleaning products, and fumes from carpeting or furniture solvents and paints.
Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16
Today’s homes are better built and better insulated than ever. While this is great for energy savings, it also means that millions of airborne particles are trapped indoors, where they continue to circulate throughout your home and the air your family breathes.
The new Healthy Climate® Carbon Clean 16 combines industry-leading MERV 16 filtration with a coconut-activated carbon coated fiber matrix that works with your heating and cooling system to provide a thorough, whole-home solution to remove these particles and dramatically improve the quality of your indoor air.
Cleaner air throughout your home starts with the Carbon Clean 16. The Carbon Clean 16’s MERV 16* Precision Pleat™ media filter protects your family from more than 95% of allergy-aggravating particles ranging in size down to 0.3 microns—the same level of filtration used by hospitals for inpatient and general surgery areas.
More Than Clean Air
Besides providing filtration unmatched by any manufacturer, the Carbon Clean 16’s unique design will also help prolong the life of your heating and cooling system by keeping it free from dirt and dust buildup.
Since it installs without the need for an external power supply and is compatible with any HVAC system, no major modifications are made to your home comfort system. And it’s backed by the peace of mind of a 5-year limited warranty on covered components.
Healthy Climate HC11
The HC11 is effective against common household allergens and viruses that can aggravate asthma and respiratory illnesses. Effective filtration for better air quality and comfort.
Also, the HC11’s MERV 11* media filter allows air to pass through but prevents more than 85% of dust, dirt and other particles from recirculating through your home’s air. The HC11 efficiently controls particles in every room of your home without any additional power source. Performance benefits beyond filtration.
Plus the HC11 is not only compatible with any HVAC system, but since it helps prevent dust and dirt from building up, it can also help your system run more efficiently. And unlike portable air cleaners, the HC11 filters air without emitting ozone that can irritate your lungs. Plus, it’s backed by a 5-year limited warranty** on covered components, so you can enjoy healthier indoor air for years to come.
A superior performance in air cleaning. The Honeywell F100 Whole-House Media Air Cleaner is up to 85% more efficient at capturing both microscopic particles like dust and smoke in addition to larger contaminants such as mold spores and pet dander.
This highly effective air cleaner also requires minimal maintenance. Basically, once you install the filter you only need to replace it every 6-12 months. That’s four times longer than a standard one-inch furnace filter.
- Up to 85% more efficient at capturing airborne particles compared to a standard one-inch filter
- Captures both microscopic particles and larger contaminants
- Lasts up to four times longer than standard one-inch ac filters
- Replace filter every 6-12 months
- Widely compatible – Works with all gas, oil and electronic forced air furnaces and air conditioning systems
- Easy to upgrade to a higher-performance electronic air cleaner
- Five-year warranty
- Professional installation
Replacement AC Filters
MERV stands for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value”. This MERV rating is the standard method for comparing the efficiency of an air filter. The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter is at removing particles from the air.
The MERV scale ranges from 1 (least efficient) to 16 (most efficient), and measures a filter’s ability to remove particles from 3 to 10 microns in size. Filters with higher ratings not only remove more particles from the air, they also remove smaller particles. A typical fiberglass filter might be rated from 1 to 3 on the MERV scale, all the way to a MERV 16 or Electronic Filtration System which would be considered hospital grade.
You can eliminate many pollutants like dust and pet dander by careful household cleaning. Making sure your heating and air conditioning systems are well-maintained also helps remove pollutants before they reach your home, and cleaning air duct systems and dryer vents may be helpful in keeping your systems maintained.