Broken Arrow, OK (PressExposure) June 01, 2011 -- ACI Manufacturing has improved the "ULTRA" washable electrostatic furnace filters allowing the millions of Americans that suffer from asthma related symptoms a little relief.
Two improvements have been made to the electrostatic furnace filters. First, the efficiency was improved creating a rating of a MERV 7 (Minimal Efficiency Rating Value) with a low air flow resistance. The filter was tested to the standards of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) 52.2-99. With this improved efficiency more allergens are captured reducing the pollutants that trigger asthma.
Not only has the performance been improved, but the "ULTRA" washable furnace filter contains Micro-Ck'r an antimicrobial protection that inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi or mold on the filter surface. This antimicrobial protection is as permanent as the filter itself and can not be washed out. The University of Tennessee simulated a 500 consecutive washing test. The results indicated the properties of Micro-Ck'r to be as effective on the last wash as it was with the first washing.
Although scientists understand that exposures to air particle pollution contribute to illnesses, many environmental and health connections remain unproven. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a web-based surveillance tool that gathers environmental information and certain chronic health conditions in one resource. Currently this site serves 16 states and New York City. The CDC intends to expand the network to all 50 states. Obviously, the more pollutants you can remove from the air, the better the air quality will be.
"Many of our customers have stated that their children's asthma symptoms improved after installing the "ULTRA" electrostatic furnace filter in their homes," reports Phil King of ACI. "Although it's not a cure, it makes us feel good that we are able to provide a quality product that offers an improved quality of life as well."