Any experience with Nordic Pure air filters?
They have MERV 12 filters of various thicknesses and sizes fairly cheap, with low pressure drops, but I never heard of them until recently. I can't find any opinions or reviews about them using Google (except one, someone complaining about their order getting crushed during shipping). Has anyone used them? If possible I'd like to find out about defects, weaknesses or concerns before I buy a case...
they *are* certified MERV 12
I received this information from Nordic Pure:
"Test was performed on an assembled filter. The test aerosol was KCL neutralized. " and then named the certification lab. :cool:
That sounds legit to me -- I won't go as far as calling the certification lab. :rolleyes:
I may order a few to toy with and use them during winter, when allergy season is over (I'm sticking to MERV 13s during summer), as they are a good deal.
Does Nordic Pure have a QA problem?
I recently bought a 6-pack of Nordic Pure filters on Amazon, and I won't make that mistake again.
Each filter clogged in only three weeks. Each became completely bowed-in as the fan attempted to suck air through the clogged filter. Thinking it was just a fluke at first, I simply replaced one filter with another. About three weeks later the second one was clogged. This time the system froze up because of the lack of airflow. After thawing out and replacing the second filter, I decided I should call Nordic Pure to alert them. I thought they would be interested in knowing about this rather unusual problem and would want to take action.
To my surprise, the Nordic Pure rep simply blamed my AC system. He claimed no one else had reported a problem, so the trouble must be with my system. But the problem was a very simple and obvious one: their filters clogged in only a few weeks for no apparent reason. The only two causes would be excessively dirty air or defective filters. There had been nothing going on in my house which could account for suddenly getting clogged filters. The only difference was the filters. The intake vents were clean and I couldn't account for the problem other than to suspect the filters. The 3M ones I had been using had each lasted about three months. Even so, they never clogged the way the Nordic Pure did. There was almost no air passing through the Nordic Pure filters after less than three weeks of use.
What upset me the most was the Nordic Pure rep's cavalier attitude about my problem. They neither offered to refund my money nor replace my filters. They didn't want my old ones for analysis; they simply wanted me to go away.