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For an air filtration system to be truly sophisticated it has to be simple for you, the homeowner, to maintain and it has to consistently deliver clean, fresh, healthy air. Right? A catechin filter (pronounced cat-eh-kin) can protect your home from airborne allergens and pollutants–without requiring the effort or maintenance of the filters of yesteryear. This two-step, highly sophisticated filter can purify the air without adding difficult maintenance chores to your to-do list. Here’s how it works:
First, a large pre-filter catches odors like pet and tobacco smells. This stage also serves another vital function — trapping and inactivating microscopic viruses and bacteria and rendering them harmless.
The secret behind the technology isn't really a secret at all: each pre-filter is thoroughly infused with catechin, an organic element found in green tea that has been used since ancient times. A natural antiviral and antibacterial agent, catechin is also an excellent deodorizer.
After passing through the catechin pre-filter, the air reaches the anti-allergen filter fully deodorized and free of active bacteria and viruses.
During the second stage, common allergens like dust, pollen and dust mites are decomposed by artificial enzymes, which break down allergen proteins into non-allergen proteins. This complicated process involves the destruction of the undesirable proteins' S-S bonds. To put this in perspective, the filter attacks particles a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The result is healthier, purer air – which contributes to overall health.
To maintain the effectiveness of this filter, periodically, it requires some quick and simple maintenance to continue running at peak performance. The filter is easy to remove, wash and reinstall: simply open the access door, take out the screens, wash them under the faucet, make sure they dry completely and slide them back into place. It only takes a few minutes, and with this simple care, your filter can last a decade!
Great air filters are incredibly complex and scientific — but not on a level the homeowner ever has to worry about. The best filters work in two stages to purify the air before the unit circulates throughout your home and are easy to clean and maintain. Don’t worry about air quality – use a catechin filter and breathe easy knowing your indoor air is free of airborne viruses, odors and allergens – which contributes to keeping your family healthy.
This article and its content are sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric US Inc., Cooling & Heating Division.