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is such a great air filter, I am going to try once more to persuade you to consider it. If you already ordered it, CONGRATULATIONS, and our apology for emailing you again.
First, don't let the name fool you. ODOR DEFENSE does a lot more than just remove odors. This is because ODOR DEFENSE™
filters use a special carbon filter media (Gray Matter™) that not only captures microscopic particulate matter, but also removes substantially more harmful gases from the airflow for a cleaner & healthier home. Other regular filters and carbon filters cannot do the same.
is a MERV 8, but if you have a preconceived idea MERV 8 is not good, listen to this. This filter has an arrestance as high as 95% and removes dust particles as small as 3 microns. These are the particulates that can cause you trouble, (As Per ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 52.2). To illustrate how small 3 microns are, the period at the end of this sentence is 615 microns.
To illustrate further, the naked eye cannot see a particle smaller than 40 microns.
I was an air conditioning contractor for many, many years, and I can tell you, ask any experienced air conditioning contractor and he or she will tell you not to use a filter with a MERV rating higher than MERV 8. The reason is they know a higher MERV filter will cause your air conditioning system to work harder. This is because the higher MERV filter will put more resistance on the air flow of your system. This situation is not good for your system or your wallet.....Now, let me be clear, this is not to say you cannot use a higher MERV filter to capture even smaller particulates, just as long as you are aware there is a trade-off to consider.
The reason we so strongly recommend ODOR DEFENSE™
air filter is because on top of doing an excellent job in capturing particulate matter, it also removes and traps harmful gases that flow around the air in your home. These gases can come to your home in many ways and in many products, such as cleaning agents, pesticides, toilets, paints, pet odors, cooking odors, smoke, and many others. *
These gases are inhaled by you and your family members and can overtime damage lungs, poison your cells, cause allergies, and make you sick in many other ways. Whether you have allergies or not, you need ODOR DEFENSE™
on your side for a healthier, cleaner home.
Lee S. Newman, MD, MA, Professor, Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health and Epidemiology; Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Colorado School of Public Health;Colorado University Anschutz