FILTERBUY ODOR ELIMINATOR AIR FILTER REVIEW

March 05, 2021

5.1 / 10 Filterstudy Score
PFE1 Efficiency (0.3-1 μm)2.1
PFE2 (1-3 μm)5.7
Permeability / Pressure Drop7.6
Pros
* Fits most furnaces, central air conditioners, and return grilles.
* Relatively low filter cost. * Active carbon feature.
Cons
* Mediocre permeability.
* Terrible performance at the sub-micron range (PFE1). * Mediocre performance at the 1-3 micron range (PFE2). * Requires very frequent replacements. Clogs fast.

The FilterBuy Odor Eliminator Air Filter is a MERV 8, 1-inch deep filter with an odor reduction feature (active carbon). It contains 32 pleats and would fit most furnaces and return grilles.

With a permeability score of 5.4, we would recommend replacing this filter frequently (30-90 days) as it clogs rather quickly fast too. Keep in mind that other filters out there are rated at half the pressure drop of this specific model while still performing better at all three filtration efficiency categories (PFE1, PFE2, and PFE3). In other words, better options are available for air quality and energy efficiency/general operating costs.

The FilterBuy Odor Eliminator furnace filter’s filtration performance at the sub-micron level is terrible (20.7% @ 0.3-1µm) and below-average at the 1-3µm level (56.8%). The performance of this filter at the 3-10µm level is just OK (75.7%), however, Fltest.org does not incorporate this category into the weight of our scores.

Filter Facts

Advertised MERV rating: 8
Tested MERV Rating: 9
Number of pleats: 32
Dimensions: 20″x25″x1″

Filter Facts

Advertised MERV rating: 8
Tested MERV Rating: 9
Number of pleats: 32
Dimensions: 20″x25″x1″

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