Air purifier brands are focussing more than ever to look different than the competitors. Afterall, they have to sustain in this fierce market where big brand names sell easily and newcomers struggle. TruSens is one such air purifier brand which is trying to get a foothold in this industry. Already their air purifier models like the TruSens Z-2000 are attractive enough than you too would stop to check it out. In their endeavor to bring out the best, they have introduced a string of TruSens filters. These specialty filters cater to our own specific air pollution woes. You can choose between anyone of these filters. These are all built to remove dust and particulate matter. Take for example the likes of the Pet filter which targets pet odors and removes them from the air. Or, the Odor and VOC filter with tremendous ability to neutralize odors and organic gases.
TruSens filters work well for removing pets odors, VOCs and for combating allergies and flu.
In this post, I intend to discuss the various TruSens filter types available for use. The standard Dupont 3-in-1 HEPA drum filter is the default which is shipped with your TruSens air purifiers. Apart from this the company has recently rolled out two more varieties of filters. One is the Pet filter which I haven’t used as I don’t have any pets. I have used the standard one and also the new Odor and VOC composite filter. I must say that I am mighty impressed by the performance and this post is just to share more on the same. The TruSens company even has a Allergy & Flu filter in the offing.
The sheer variety of filters means you have an option to buy any of them separately. Purchase the one which promises to counter your problem area concerning the room’s air quality. Not all homes and their inner ecosystems are the same. Hence there is no one filter type which is a one stop solution.
1. TruSens Odor & VOC Filter
The standard HEPA drum is light weight and is like a jack of all trades and master of none. It does remove dust as good as any other of these new ones though. However, it doesn’t have a good quality carbon filter which could rid the air of all gaseous pollutants and odors. The TruSens Odor & VOC filter addresses just that deficiency and that too like a boss! I used this new TruSens filter and was mighty impressed by its air purification prowess.
It is heavier than the standard HEPA filter. To be honest it exudes great quality from the moment you get to it closely. For once the users may feel itchy not to spend on it as the price may seem a hindrance. But, trust me its so well made that it can be called an engineering craft if I choose the words correctly.
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What Makes It Work?
I always recommend my readers such carbon filter which have actual carbon pellets in them. They are way too effective in removing odors and VOCs than cheap carbon fibers woven in fabric. Such granules of activated carbon if present in a carbon filter catapult the performance and the goodwill of an air purifier manifold.
My mom loves cooking and each of her preparations means a new plume of odor filling the rooms. Using the TruSens Odor & VOC filter in my TruSens Z-2000 air purifier gave the much needed break from this cycle. Now, the odors all get mitigated when I run my air purifier near the kitchen at the highest fan speed.
- The TruSens Odor & VOC filter has 3 layers of filtration. While this is not something which could make it stand out as there -stage filtration/treatment available. The good quality HEPA and the pellet carbon filter makes it rise among its competitors.
- The activated carbon filter helps remove cooking and cleaning smells. Most households with open kitchen layout get all smelly from food and cooking odors multiple times daily.
- The TruSens Odor & VOC filter reduces airborne VOCs such as NH3 (ammonia), HCHO (formaldehyde) and C3H6O (acetone).
- The cylindrical filter promotes 360 degrees of air filtration from all directions.
If you look closely at each of the TruSens filters, you’d see that each filter media like the HEPA or carbon filter is individually separable and replaceable. There cannot be a fixed deadline or schedule as to when your filters would need a replacement. But, the good thing about the Specialty filters is that they have a longer life. The reason? Its because they have actual carbon pellets which make them denser.
In most cases, the filters may last from 12-15 months.
2. TruSens Pet Filter
This filter is carved out for pet lovers and owners. Pet dander is something all homes with pets abound in. Not just dander and mites, such homes have a peculiar smell which an outsider can immediately feel. It all depends on the hygiene of the pets and their owners! Still, this filter would help reduce the lingering odors of pets like the quintessential wet fur smell in rainy seasons and so on.
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How Is It Different Than The Odor & VOC Filter?
You may think that why is this filter dedicated for pet odors while even the TruSens Odor & VOC filter has the same constituent filters. Well, you are correct in thinking so except that there is a minor difference. The Pet filter has a cotton pre-filter while the Odor & VOC filter has a mesh filter of nylon.
- The cotton pre-filter is detachable and is washable. Not so with the TruSens Odor & VOC filter’s pre-filter which is all fused with the main filter.
- There is a difference in the which is the second or middle layer in the composite filter. The pet filter has the True HEPA layer between the pre-filter and the activated carbon filter. Correspondingly, the Odor & VOC filter has the activated carbon filter flanking the True HEPA filter.
- Hence, you can think of the pet filter as prioritized for removing pet dander and then counter the odors.
- The dimensions of the Odor & VOC filter are marginally greater.
3. TruSens Standard HEPA Filter
This TruSens Filter is the one which comes with your air purifier by default. As this is not a specialty filter, it is the cheapest of them all. TruSens air purifier filters are not very pocket friendly, no one can deny it. I urge the company to look into it seriously as this maybe one of the deal breakers for their sales prospects. My experience in talking to actual and potential air purifier users concludes that no one likes the replacement filters to be too costly. They tend to look for 3rd party compatible and cheaper replacement filters which may be a compromise in quality.
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Its carbon filter is not that great quality. If you want TruSens filters with top class activated carbon, you now already know which ones to buy separately, right! In terms of HEPA filter quality and performance, the standard and the specialty filters are at par. All of these filter out 99.97% of particles from the air which are sized 0.3 microns or larger.