The Difference in Filtration

Filters are a really important element to keeping your indoor air quality at home super high and clean. Check out the video below to see just how important they are, and read our article below explaining the difference in material.

Standard Electrostatic Filters 

The secret to the electrostatic air filter’s effectiveness is the polyurethane and polypropylene blends used in the filtering material. The fibres have been formulated so that when air passes by them, they generate strong static charges. Separate layers of filtration material also receive opposite charges (positive and negative). Since positively charged particles are attracted to surfaces with negative static charges and vice versa, the filtration media can attract airborne particles like a magnet and hold on to them until the filter is cleaned.

When a particle of dust, mould, fungi or any other airborne matter comes from the HVAC system and through the ducts toward the filter, it first passes through a synthetic filter layer with a positive static charge. This positive charge gets transferred to the airborne particle. Then the particle passes through a layer with a negative charge, and it is attracted to that layer’s surface. The more layers of oppositely charged filtration media there are in the filter, the more effectively it can prevent airborne particles from entering the room.

F5 Media Filter Material

F5 Media is the highest quality bulk media pad. This superior quality media is designed for the removal of submicron particles and to provide a long life in extended area filter configurations. It’s suitable for some laboratories, as well as residential and commercial buildings. This Material Type has higher levels of filtration compared to standard electrostatic materials and then becomes the middle ground of clean air filtration. F5 Media has also undergone testing in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2, issued by RTI International – USA.

This Material should be cleaned every 3 months and replaced every 12 months to ensure good air flow.

AirClean™ G4 V-Pleat Disposable Filters

These high efficiency filters are rated G4 to EN779.2012, AS1324.2 and are suitable for residential and commercial systems. The operating face velocity ranges are from 0 to 2.54m/sec and can be used for air conditioning, heating or ventilation.

A High efficiency V-pleat filter is a disposable filter designed to trap pollutants that are over 10 times smaller when compared to traditional panel filters. The ‘V’ pleat design has over 2.5 times the surface area as the traditional panel filter. By trapping these pollutants, not only does the filter keep the unit cleaner and running more efficiently, but it also helps to maintain the air we breathe cleaner.


Most standard panel filters are washed and re-installed damp. This causes fungi to develop, which can then be blown throughout your home through the air-conditioning ducts. This can be prevented by simply replacing your filters, keeping your home safe from mould.


AirClean Filters™ help improve the indoor air quality by filtering the smaller pollutants you can’t see. Such as pollen, virus carriers, lint dust, mould spores and dust mites. Which can often trigger allergies, asthma and hay fever. 


AirClean Filters™ are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program. They also, carry the blue butterfly symbol, indicating the product has been identified as potentially beneficial for people affected by asthma and allergies. AirClean Filters™ are the only disposable filter brand for (ducted residential and commercial) Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) applications, to be recognised by the Sensitive Choice program for superior air filtration.

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