Isn’t it funny that we wear masks outdoors nowadays when the air couldn’t be cleaner? People aren’t traveling to work, cars, bikes, and buses aren’t on the roads at their original frequency and air-travel is at an all-time low, so it’s funny that we’ve got masks on outdoors, when the air is actually the cleanest it’s ever been in decades. The flip side is true too, because there’s significant evidence that air indoors is usually worse than the air outdoors, and now that we’re cooped up inside, breathing the same stale air for days at an end poses a palpable risk to our health.
The air filter sitting on your domestic HVAC system or furnace is sort of the first line of defense against pollutants like dust, pollen, molds, and microorganisms. It’s recommended that these air-filters, which see their fair share of dirt and dust, get replaced every 3 months, but more than 80% of people either forget to replace these filters or choose not to. It’s sort of like wearing the same mask over and over for months without sanitizing or washing it. Sounds, well, icky, doesn’t it? Well, these contaminated filters end up compromising the air quality in your home too, often giving way to dust and dirt, and allowing microorganisms to pass through. Nobody wants that.
There’s a case to be made against replacing these air filters though, even though it’s necessary. Air filters are non-reusable, get dirty fast, and the accrued cost of replacing them is pretty high. Besides, they’re non-biodegradable too, so if everyone decided to replace filters each quarter, we’d have an environmental crisis on our hands. The guys behind the AirThreds believe they have a solution on their hands that solves all the above problems. The AirThreds are the first machine-washable, reusable MERV 8 air-filters made for domestic HVAC systems and furnaces. They work extra hard to block particles that are as small as 3 micrometers in size, forming a barrier that stops dust, dirt, molds, microorganisms, pollen, and even other stray allergens like pet hair or aerosols. Unlike other filters that rely on thick, pleated fabric to block pollutants, the AirThreds comes with a unique electrostatic mesh that instantly traps any particles that try and pass through. The mesh is relatively breathable too, so the AirThreds doesn’t restrict air-flow… just particulate matter. Every month or so, instead of replacing the filter, you can just dismount the AirThreds fabric from its metal frame and chuck it in the washing machine on a high-temperature setting. The wash cycle gets rid of all the dust and dirt, while the high-temperature neutralizes any microorganisms that are trapped in the fine mesh. Once your filter’s washed and dried, just pop it back onto its wireframe and mount it in place and you’re back to breathing great air indoors… along with the obvious benefit to your wallet and the planet, given that you’re not buying 5-10 disposable, non-biodegradable filters each month.
Designer: Mia Do
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AirThreds – First Machine Washable Home Air Filter
AirThreds is a reusable and machine washable home air filter that filters odors, allergens, pet dander, mold, dust and more.
As time goes on, particles collected by your air filter begin to reduce its airflow, creating more strain on your HVAC system. Neglected filter maintenance causes motor wear and results in high-cost. With AirThreds, these can easily be avoided by washing your filter regularly. Keeping the airflow smooth and the air you breathe clean.
AirThreds fits most standard HVAC systems.
AirThreds Electrostatic Fabric
The antimicrobial treated polyester generates static electricity as the air flow through it. The team is using 3D Mesh Fabric made from 100% recycled yarns. This premium fabric showed in 3rd party testing that it was altered less than 0.8% after 10 washes.
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