Do Filtrete filters have antimicrobial agents that Ive seen advertised in other filters?
Top Filtrete filters will not support the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew or fungi with normal use in the forced air heating and cooling system environment. Most bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew require high humidity or a wet environment to grow and multiply. Heating and cooling systems are low humidity, dry environments that will not support them. As a result, there’s no conclusive evidence to show that antimicrobial additives provide an advantage. Will Filtrete filters reduce mold and mildew in my home? Top Your Filtrete filter will capture airborne mold and mildew, but it won’t reduce the mold and mildew that is already growing in your home. The best way to eliminate these irritants is to locate the source of growth and kill it. Generally, mold and mildew thrive in dark, moist areas.