HVAC Filters made from recycled materials

February 13, 2009 at 7:41 am Leave a comment

An interesting product has come out from Alen Corporation, an air filter for your HVAC units made from 100% recycled materials. On the face of it this seems like a no brainier as long as the filters actually work and aren’t cost prohibitive.

I initially found the story on Ecofriend (http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-alen-corp-debuts-home-air-filter-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles/) and the article while interesting is a little short on the details of the product.

For a product evaluation we need to go to the manufacturer’s website’s product page (http://www.alencorp.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=55) where we find that the overall performance is pretty good, certainly at the high end for performance and that the price point isn’t excessive. I am a long time asthma sufferer and currently use a power electro-static filter in my HVAC systems, but I may give these a try as they would give equivalent performance without the electricity cost.

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