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Cabin Air Filters – Inspections and Advancements in the Technology

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Cabin Filter, Car care, Car Care Tips, Car comfort | 0 comments

Cabin air filters have stood the test of time in the automotive industry and are now an integral component of the vehicles HVAC system. Engineers have realized that they can make commutes in the car safely and more comfortably by optimizing the car’s cabin air filters. These new cabin air filter systems not only make the air inside the cabin more breathable, but also play their part in making the temperature more comfortable.

Inspection of Air filters In Late Fall

The usage of the car’s internal heating and cooling system is going to increase as the temperature starts to drop significantly nearing the dawn of late fall. Since people will be relying even more on the car’s heater, the condition of the car’s filter must come into full consideration when preparing your car for the winters.

The cold breeze carries with it a number of pollutants and particles that can be detrimental for your health. It is important that you inspect the first line of defense when inside your cabin, which is the filter. The cabin air filter is the first component that the air has to pass through in order to enter your nose.

Driving around with a compromised cabin filter can lead to serious malfunctions in the car, especially in the winters. One of these can include an inefficient air filtration that leads to all sorts of health concerns. The other issue can be more internal to the car’s engine and heating capacity.

Modern Day HVAC Development

Engineers are working on developing technology for more modern air filtration systems. This will involve the integration of an interior air quality system that will not just use cabin filters, but also pair them with sensors that detect the incoming gasses present in the air.

These sensors monitor levels of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons and if they reach to dangerous levels, the filters close down and prevent the air from entering into the car. Some automotive companies are adding a scent feature to their HVAC systems. This in-cabin fragrance technology is a cartridge the pumps perfume odor throughout the cabin according to the driver’s cabin.

Not to mention, the air cabin filters of the latest technology are ones with updated filtering and activation mediums. This means that they can remove even the smallest particles in the air, filtering out particles that size down to two microns.

What is a Micron?

A micron is a unit of measurement that is equal to a measurement that is one thousandth of a millimeter. For your frame of reference, a skin cell is about 30 micron, pollen is about 90 and viruses are about 2 micrometer range. These cabin air filters come installed with sophisticated and activated carbon materials that protect passengers against extremely harmful air pollutants such as ammonia, sulfur, nitrogen, ozone and more.

The newest filters are not just anti bacterial, but also anti microbial and anti viral. This makes it obvious that plenty of thought has gone into improving the air filters inside your car. This also marks their importance in modern day commuting. If you notice any issue with your vehicle and air quality, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the cabin air filter to see if it should be replaced.