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Filtrete FAP01 Ultra Quiet Air Purifier - Small - Room Size 10 m2

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  • Effective filtration of pollen, dust mite debris and mould spores from the air passing through the filter
  • Also captures household dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke and smog as well as particles that carry odours and viruses from the air passing through the filter
  • Allergy UK seal of approval
  • Filter change timer included
  • Suitable for a room up to 10 sq m
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Technical Details
Brand Filtrete
Model NumberFAP01
ColourWhite
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions35.4 x 47.6 x 18.3 cm
Power / Wattage55.5 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB002DYCRU2
Best Sellers Rank 356,965 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.9 Kg
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Date First Available19 Jun. 2009
  
 

Product Description

Product Description

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The Filtrete air purifier has an electrostatically charged filter specially designed for capturing large, airborne allergens like pollen, mould spores and dust mite debris. The fibres within the filter are charged to act like tiny magnets that attract and capture small particles. The unit also captures dust, bacteria, smoke, smog and virus carrying particles.

Why filter airborne particles & allergens?

There is more to keeping your home clean than just cleaning surfaces. The air quality inside your home is affected by multiple factors like; cooking , house pets, plants and you. Have you ever noticed dust particles floating in a stream of sunlight? These are only a small fraction of the particles that can be found in the air in your home. Many particles are invisible to the naked eye and can lurk in the air for a long time. These microscopic particles can be a small as 0.3 microns and smaller. (In comparison, a human hair is about 50 microns). The particles in the air you breathe isn't just dust, it could also include common allergens such as: Pollen, plant and mould spores, pet dander, smoke, and dust mite debris. Some particles can also carry bacteria and viruses. Many everyday activities in the home such as dusting, vacuuming, cooking and smoking can increase concentrations of these airborne particles.

Enhanced filtration on a sustained basis

Filtrete room air purifiers use replaceable filters to deliver the enhanced filtration of an electrostatic filter on a sustained basis. 3M recommends a filter change every 3 months of continuous use, replacing the filter is important for maintaining the effectiveness of your Filtrete™ Room Air Purifier.

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How do I compare room air purifiers?

It is possible to compare two room air purifiers by looking at their Clean Air Delivery Rates (CADR). The higher the clean air delivery rate, the faster the purifier will clean the air. Another useful measure is the effective room size. Ensure the air purifier you purchase has an adequate effective room size.

What is Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)?

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) is a measure of an air cleaner's delivery of particle-free air. It is calculated from independent laboratory tests. To compare two room air purifiers look at the CADR numbers. CADR is measured across 3 particles; Smoke, Dust and Pollen, which due to their different sizes are filtered at different rates. The combined CADR is the rate for each of the particles added together to provide an accurate picture of the overall effectiveness of the purifier. The higher the CADR, the quicker the air cleaning. It is measured in 'cubic feet of particle-free air per minute'. Because CADR is independently tested it is the most reliable way of comparing two room air purifiers.

How do I work out the size of a room?

The size of a room can be calculated by multiplying the width of the room by the length. For example if the room is 3m wide and 4m long the room size is 12m².

Which Filtrete air purifier is right for me?

It really depends on the size of the room you intend to use your air purifier in. Your air purifier must be able to process the volume of air in the room where it operates. You can see the table below to compare the size of your room to the room size capacities of each of our air purifiers.

Product Details
FAP01 Ultra Quiet Small
Product Details
FAP02 Ultra Clean Small
Product Details
FAP03 Ultra Clean Large
Room Size 10m2 14m2 34m2
Typical Room Small bedroom Average bedroom Living room/Open Plan
Decibels
Low Speed
Medium Speed
High Speed

37.2
41.6
45.7

37.1
44.4
52.3

46.2
52.2
61.3
Dimensions (HxWxD) cm 35.4x47.6x18.3 55x39.2x17 70x51x23

Box Contains

  • 1 x Filtrete FAP01 Ultra Quiet Air Purifier
  • 1 x Filtrete FAPF01/02 Ultra Clean Small Air Purifier Filter


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    Great little air filter. When I mean little, I mean big. Bigger than I thought it was, and was an issue when finding a home for it, but it is quiet (the Playstation is louder when running!) Filters are quite expensive for what they are (£16.99 at the time of writing with a 3 month lifespan), so bear in mind the running costs when purchasing. A well known ancient Greek catalogue store does the filters for a couple of pounds less if it helps.
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    This is the third Filtrete I have purchased, two of which I bought because the advertisement stated they are ultra quiet and great for bedrooms. Unfortunately I have not found this to be the case. In fact this model has an audible "chug, chug, chug" which I have found most annoying when trying to sleep. I have now removed it to my small sitting room, and this noise is still audible even at the lowest setting. The best one I have found is the FAP02 model which although larger, really IS quiet. Apart from that, these machines are very well designed and sturdy and most of all, EFFECTIVE and do what they say.
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    This is really quite a large unit. It reaches up to about knee hight on my (and I'm 5,9) but it's also really quite bulky, width and length wise.

    Ultra quiet might be a stretch of the truth but on it's lowest setting it's not very loud, and I personally find the low hum quite relaxing when I'm trying to sleep.

    I think the lowest setting would be appropriate in most circumstances but I like to run it on high if I am cleaning so that it can take more of the dust which is disturbed out of the air.

    The room does feel more fresh when it is running, and with a rating of 10m2 this should be able to cover a few rooms with doors open (unless my house is very small compared to most??!)
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    Quite fan but quite a noisy motor? Used to have the FAP02 before it conked out after 4 years of continual use and that was perfect as smaller motor and much quieter, 3M have stopped making all the FILTRETES now and so the 03 was the only choice left (delivered to Amazon warehouse 2012 i noticed on the shipping carton) so when theyr'e gone they're gone. BlueAir is another option but they're even noisier, the 03 does the job and not too expensive, level 1 is about the max you could have it set in the bedroom and it sounds like a hotel a/c unit, after a few nights you do get used to it.
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    I bougt this device due to lung problems i have and find it helps considerbly . I also have a rescue dog which since the day she arrived had a very runny nose and noticed since i bought the filtrete system it has totally stopped her dribbly nose proving it is an effective device.so good alround.
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    My partner suffers with a terrible allergy to cats (and I have 3 cats). He is now able to stay over and doesn't even need his inhaler. This product has made an amazing difference.
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    I purchased this item for a friend. She was able to quickly set up the air purifier and have it running in only a few minutes. It cleaned the air in her room quickly, leaving it smelling fresh and easy to breathe. Its best quality is that the unit is very quiet. Since her room is quite small a noisy unit would keep her up at night but the FAP01 is able to clean the room well while hardly making a sound. A big thumbs up !!
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    If this product was half the price I might give it a four star revue, but it such a simple basic model that the price of £74.99 which I paid is quite simply a rip-off. (In fact I see the price has gone up considerably since I bought it.) It is essentially only an induction fan and a filter in a large plastic box. I think it will do the job of cleaning the air in a closed room, but it is too noisy to sleep with.

    The filter relies upon air suction to keep it held firmly to the sides, which means that on the lowest setting there is not much pressure keeping the edges sealed, therefore I have had to use sellotape to seal the edges. At £14.99 the filters are also too highly priced for what they are.
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