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Filtrete Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter, MPR 1500, 17.5 x 23.5 x 1-Inches, 6-Pack

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  • MPR 1500
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  • Captures large airborne allergens like household dust, pollen and mold spores
  • Attracts and captures microscopic allergens like pet dander, smoke, smog, bacteria and particles that can carry viruses
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Size: 17.5x23.5x1 | Unit Count: 6

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$3 Factory Rebate Available!! 17 1/2" X 23 1/2" X 1"  Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M - #2029 - 6 pack The Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter carries a 3M Microparticle Performance Rating (MPR) of 1250 - roughly equivalent to a MERV 12 rating Click here for detailed comparison of 3M Filtrete 1" Filters Features: Meets the American Lung Association Health House Indoor Air Quality Guidelines No unnecessary antimicrobial chemicals added; Filtrete filtering material will not support the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew or fungi in normal use Contains electrostatically charged media to filter and attract particles in the air 90% effective at capturing large allergens like: Pollen Mold spores   Dust mite debris Attracts and captures microscopic allergens like: Smoke Pet dander Household dust Smog Bacteria Particles that carry viruses * This filter should be changed at least every 3 months.  Certain conditions in your home will significantly add particles to the air - this will cause the filter to capture more particles, shortening it's life to less than 3 months.  These conditions would include: dirty ductwork, pets, construction work, sanding projects, tobacco smoke, burning candles, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. WHY USE MPR RATHER THAN MERV RATING? The  Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry uses the ASHRAE 52.2 Standard, which assigns a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) to a filter. One part of MERV reports a filter's ability to capture medium to large particles between 1 and 10 microns. This value is helpful in comparing the performance of different filters but it is not adequate alone because particles greater than one micron make up only about 1% of the contaminants in your indoor air. Another part of

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Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction filter for people looking for better ways to reduce the airborne allergens in their homes

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Size: 17.5x23.5x1 | Unit Count: 6
Technical Details
Part Number 2029
Item Weight5.6 pounds
Product Dimensions23.7 x 18.5 x 6.1 inches
Item model numberUR29-6PK-2E
National Stock Number5935-01-287-3418
Item Package Quantity1
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) 12
Certificationcertified frustration-free
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Best Sellers Rank #141,589 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJuly 25, 2007
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126 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Paul Moskowitz on February 12, 2008
Size: 16x25x1Unit Count: 6
My house uses forced air for heating. The disadvantage of such a system is that it distributes the dust in the air everywhere in the house. However, it is supposed to be possible to filter out the dust. Over the years, I have steadily increased the quality of the filter that I use for my forced air heating system. However, until now I have not noticed any obvious difference in my allergic reactions that seem to start with the heating season.

There are two cats in my house. I have read that cat dander, tiny flakes of cat skin shed by the cats, is five times smaller than household dust particles. It stays in the air much longer than ordinary dust before it settles. Because of its small size it requires a more efficient filter to get it out of the air.

Until this year, I have used of variety of filters with mixed results. However, this year, I started using the 3M Advanced Allergen Filters, the ones in the blue wrapper. These have a 3M Microparticle Performance Rating of 1500, but do not have a MERV rating listed. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and is a number from 1 to 12, produced from a test designed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). A higher MERV rating indicates better filter performance. 3M uses particle data between 0.3 and 1.0 micron size to calculate a Microparticle Performance Rating or MPR. The higher the MPR, the better the filter. However, higher rated filters cost more.
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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful By James Donley on January 18, 2009
Size: 16x25x1Unit Count: 6 Verified Purchase
Below are some rating information on 3M filters.

The media fibers are polypropylene and polyolefin plastic to include cardboard frames.

All our filters will remove particles that measure .3-10 microns.

Performance, MERV Ratings and pressure drop:

Maximum Allergen 1700

1-10 microns - 93%
pressure drop .20

Ultra Allergen 1250 *** (Purple)

1-10 microns - 90%
pressure drop .18

Allergen Reduction*** (Teal)

1-10 Microns- 85%
pressure drop .23

Micro Allergen 1000*** (Red)

1-10 microns - 80%
pressure drop .21

Dust & Pollen 600*** (Green)

1-10 microns - 70%
pressure drop .14

Dust Reduction 300

1-10 microns - 60%
pressure drop .15

As clean filters, the product is not restrictive to air flow. Filters will become restrictive if they are not changed when needed. We say filter life is approximately 3 months and this is an approximation. Filter life is actually determined by the user's living conditions and will vary for every user. To determine when the filter needs to be change, we suggest holding it up to the light. When you cannot see light through the filters, it will need to be changed even if it is before 3 months.

If you are concerned about airflow, you might want to use the Dust & Pollen filter, which has the lowest pressure drop. The capture rate of this filter is also lower. If you have a high velocity furnace with high fan speed, you may need to change the filters more frequently, every 1 1/2 to 2 months.

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161 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Joseph S. Wisniewski on January 3, 2010
Size: 16x25x1Unit Count: 6
I found this Amazon product page while looking for information on furnace problems and this filter.

We've been using the red "micro" Filtrete filters for years. This was our first try with the purple "Ultra" filters. I tried one in December, and removed it today (January 3, 2010).

It cut our heating ability by at least 40%!

With the red Filtrete, we have at least 92 degrees of heating ability: if we set the thermostat at 72, the house maintains 72, even when the outside "ambient" temperature (the average of the day's low and high) is -20 degrees F.

Yesterday and today, we lost the ability to maintain temperature. On a day with an average temperature of 10 degrees F (low of 5, high of 15) the house dropped to 65 degrees. So, instead of being able to heat the house to at least 90 degrees above the outside temperature, we are down to only 55 degrees.

The FAQ on the 3M site glosses over this problem.

"Do I have to worry about restricted airflow with Filtrete filters?
Filtrete filters are designed to operate in most residential furnaces and air conditioning systems. If a Filtrete filter remains in use longer than three months, it may begin to restrict airflow or cause the system to malfunction. It also could restrict airflow in some higher efficiency/air conditioning systems. In this case, change the filter more frequently."

Bull! Our furnace isn't "high efficiency", it's an older 125000 BTU Singer, with a 160 degree limiter on the heat exchanger. A 3 or 4 week (not month) old purple "Ultra" choked the furnace, but when I put the 2 month old red "Micro" back in, the temperature came right back up!
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