By Yanni Gingihashvili

Air Filtration Product Manager

 

 


 

Traffic and non-traffic related air pollution is a well-recognized contributor to a number of adverse health outcomes.

The time we spend in our vehicles contributes to more than 50% of our daily exposure to raw emissions. Air pollution has proven links with adverse health outcomes, causing fatigue, headaches and eye irritation, as well as exacerbating conditions such as asthma and allergies.

 

 The greatest health risk of all is posed by particulate matter. This is a term that refers to tiny particles that remain suspended in the air. The smaller the particle, the greater the hazard. Particles less than 2.5 microns in size can penetrate deep into the lungs, while ultra-fine particles of less than 1.0 micron can enter the bloodstream directly after inhalation.

 

Your vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sucks around 300,000 liters every hour. Most vehicles have a cabin air filter, which serves to improve our driving experience by preventing fine dust, pollen, soot and other contaminants from flowing into the cabin. The result is fresher and cleaner air.

 

Despite the importance of the cabin filter inside the vehicle, the awareness of the public, and even some service providers to the subject of cabin filtration is still low compared to other maintenance procedures.

 

Today, as the pollution concentration on the road is high, it is extremely important to keep the air we breathe as clean as possible. The cabin filter must be replaced according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation. If you are not aware of the replacement intervals of your vehicle, it is highly recommended to replace the cabin filter every 15,000 km (~9,000 mile) or once a year, in order to reach maximum performance and reliability of the HVAC unit.

 

We, in A.L. GROUP understand the importance of cabin filtration and manufacture our filters using the best and most advanced filtration materials that maintain optimal HVAC operation and protect you and your passengers from environmental contaminants. We offer diverse technologies that specifically deal with issues such as particulate matter, pollen, bacteria growth and odor cancellation, so that everyone can find the exact filter that suits their needs.