3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier

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Ultra Quiet Air Purifier


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3M Filtrete Air Purifiers are Allergy Friendly Products by UK Allergy & British Allergy FoundationIs it an air purifier, or a stylish, new DVD case? It's hard to tell from a few feet away. If you like quiet air purifiers that blend in with their surroundings, the Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier is the one for you. With quality particle filtration and simple operation, this 3M air purifier is not only efficient but also economical.

3M Ultra Quiet Product Features

  • Quietest air purifier on the market for its size.
  • The electrostatically charged 3M filter captures 99.9% of airborne particles 0.1 microns or larger, including pollen, mold, dust mite feces, smoke, and pet dander.
  • Allergy and Asthma Friendly Product as designated by The British Allergy Foundation and Allergy UK.
  • Effective for room sizes up to 110 sq. ft.
  • Filter change timer lets you know when it's time to change the filter; replace approximately every three months.
  • Easy to replace the filter.
  • Streamlined design takes up little space.
  • Produces no ozone.
  • 3-speed fan.
  • 1-year limited warranty.

3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Product Reviews

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  Excellent for my toddler's room
Reviewed by: Toddler Allergy/Asthma Sufferer from San Francisco, CA

This is just the right size for my 2 year old's room. I noticed cleaner air after one day of use. So easy to use. Love the three settings. Use it on the highest as a sound machine as well. Filters are expensive, but oh so worth it. My toddlers night coughs have reduced tremendously.
  Breath better just got easier!
Reviewed by: Tom Chuong from New Jersey

Like most online customers, I am highly skeptical about the reviews on ANY website. For nearly 10 years, I've been struggling with allergies. When I read what 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier can do for allergy sufferers, I had to check it out. I've been using it for one month and my indoor allergies have decreased dramatically. I sleep better all thanks to 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier. Get one for your room if you have allergies or asthma.
  Worth your money-Filterete
Reviewed by: Chronic allergy sufferer from Wisconsin

The Filterete is a very sleek looking air purifier that delivers on performance in making the air quality better for people who must deal with allergies. It is quiet and is working well in giving me a better night's sleep. This model is reasonably priced and is portable for me to move from room to room if need be. I am pleased with the Filterete. It is my first purchase of an air purifier that rids the room of dust mites, mold, and other allergens. The product came quickly and very well packaged.

Customer Q & A

Q1: I share an office with someone who wears heavy perfume. Will this product filter out the scent?

A: Somewhat. The Filtrete filter isn't specifically designed for heavy smoke and odors, but in this instance it may work. It does remove some of these types of particles though you may also want to consider something like the smaller Whirlpool or Honeywell 50150 models. These, though smaller air purifiers, use a carbon prefilter that does surprisingly well with odor and smoke. You have to replace the prefilter once ever three months, that is also going to be the case with the 3M Ultra Quiet. Hope that helps!

Q2: Will the Filtrete Air Cleaning Filter, FAPF03-4 work in this purifier?

A: No, it'll be larger than the Ultra Quiet air purifier. For this model air purifier, you'll want the FAP 01/02

Q3: Does this model come with a filter included?

A: Yes, there is always one new filter already installed in the air purifier.

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3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier

The 3M Ultra Quiet (FAP01-RS) is one of the absolute quietest air purifiers available on the market. The charged fibers in the filter capture microscopic debris like: smoke, smog, household dust, pet dander, bacteria, and particles that can carry viruses. Additionally, the easily changeable filter captures 99.9% of large airborne allergens like pollen, mold and dust mite debris. Compact, light and economical, this 3M air purifier is a good buy for someone wanting cleaner air on a budget.

What I like about the 3M Ultra Quiet Air Purifier

The best attribute of the 3M Ultra Quiet is that this air purifier is one of the most reasonably priced models available. When you factor in the initial cost, replacement filters and energy consumption this compact air purifier will cost about $0.30 per day to own and operate. That's a little over $8 a month. Many models will cost you 2 to 3 times that amount to own and operate.

Secondly, this unit is light and very quiet. This air purifier is low enough to be standing next to it and still hold a conversation over the phone without having to turn the unit down or off all together.

While no 3M air purifier uses traditional HEPA filters, the electrostatic filters is made of the same media that makes Filtrete furnace filters some of the best and most popular available today. The electrostatic nature of the filter media leads to a cleaning efficiency that is higher than HEPA standards. The drawback to this is listed below.

What I do not like about the 3M Ultra Quiet Air Purifier

The Ultra Quiet is limited by its size. An 11' x 10' room is about all the larger you can go with and this unit still be effective. Additionally, because 3M uses electrostatic filters in lieu of traditional, more expensive HEPA filter media, filter changes are more frequent. Still, with the added cost of the filter, this air purifier is inexpensive to own and operate, as illustrated by the cost listed above. Lack of smoke or odor control could be improved. While the filters to capture smoke particles, activated carbon is needed to tackle medium to heavy smoke and odor pollution.

In summary, the 3M Ultra Quiet Air Purifier comes complete with the latest advances in air filtration technology in a stylish yet unobtrusive design. The filters provide high filtration efficiency and low airflow resistance which results in a highly efficient air purifier that operates quietly. This purifier offers a no frills approach to air filtration at a very reasonable price. For smaller areas in need of particle and allergen (dander, dust mite allergen, pollen, mold spores) filtration a 3M air purifier may be just right for you.

3M Ultra Quiet Detailed Specifications

Model: Ultra Quiet (FAP01-RS)
Coverage Area: 110 sq. ft.
CADR: 72 - Smoke; 86 - Dust; 97 - Pollen
Housing: ABS Plastic
Filter Type: Electrostatic Particle
Ozone Emissions: No
Average Filter Life: 3 Months
Dimensions: 14.25" W x 18.5" H x 7.25" D
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Speeds: 3
Filter Change Timer: Yes
Noise: 52 dBa
Warranty: 1 Year
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3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Warranty Information

1 Year

3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Availability

Ultra Quiet Air Purifier (Item#: 3M0005) (Discontinued)

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