Filtrete™ Smart pairs with your Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter to help you understand and manage your home's air quality. It provides useful tips and alerts customized to your home's environment, and will notify you when it's time to replace your filter based on air flow and usage - not just time.
By pairing this app to your Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter, you can:
- Track the life of multiple Smart Filters
- Receive filter change notifications based on real usage
- Remember your filter type and size
- Easily order replacement filters
- Monitor outdoor and indoor* air quality and view short and long-term trends
- Receive tips and alerts to improve indoor air quality
* Indoor air quality monitor sold separately.
• Newly created ‘Alerts & Tips’ section for push-notification history and ongoing tips management
• Smart Air Filter pairing flow improvements – easier and faster pairing for newly added filters
• Minor app enhancements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Grateful for cleaner air
I’ve been using Filtrete 2500 Smart Air Filters for several months now, one upstairs and two downstairs. I’ve replaced each when the filter life is at 0%, which has been at different times for each filter. I’d rather spend more money now for these filters and the smart filter capabilities than possibly spend more money in the future dealing with health-related problems that could have been prevented by using high quality smart air filters. The app is great and allows me to know exactly when I need to change my filters rather simply guessing or waiting three months to do so. The tips on the app are informative and helpful. The only thing I would suggest for the app is the addition of a history of when each filter is replaced so I and other users can keep track of short and long term usage and replacement. I’ve been amazed at how sooner I’ve needed to replace my filters but am grateful that my family and I are breathing cleaner air!
Developer Response ,
We're so glad to hear that you're enjoying the benefits of the Smart Air Filters & App. Thank you for the feedback on the app as well. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience!
Doesn’t really do anything
Based on this app, one would expect that the Filtrete “smart” filters that pair with this app would actually monitor the effective airflow through the filter and therefore give you a good idea of when they should be replaced. Alas, its just a gimmick that appears to simply start a countdown timer that expires after 90 days or so.
The app also supports an environmental air monitor, but the monitor itself (Speck) is no longer available. As such, this feature has no real use. Filtrete is apparently building their own monitor, which may or may not work with this app if/when they actually release it. But beware - the monitor is under development and being funded via an Indiegogo campaign, which is quite strange for a company as large as 3M to require this type of funding. I personally contributed to the campaign, had an issue and contacted Filtrete. They failed to stand behind their commitment, so I cancelled my contribution and will not buy the monitor if/when it is released. I recommend that others do the same - delete this app, purchase standard filters and just set a reminder on your calendar to replace your filters.
Developer Response ,
The Smart Air Filter does monitor airflow & usage of your HVAC system to help determine the life of the filter. It is not a countdown timer, and the filter change timing may be different by home and each filter location. For example, if you're in a warmer climate in the summer, your system may be working overtime to cool your home, so your filter may need to be changed more often.
For the compatible indoor air quality monitor, we are actively looking to expand the monitors that are available to pair with the app. As far as the Indiegogo campaign, we were using the platform for consumer feedback & input rather than funding prior to launching a final product, as Indiegogo has a very collaborative & engaged audience. Apologies that the campaign was not to your liking. We're hoping to have more monitors that can be paired with the app in the near future. Thanks!
Speck indoor air monitor not available
From the web site it appears Speck indoor air monitors may not be available until 2020? If so should consider removing the “Add indoor air monitor” option for now or adding other indoor air monitor options if that is possible.
Actually finding it a great app. I notice that compared to my previous residence where the air filters look like new every three months despite heavy AC and heat use, they are dark gray and awful looking at 3 months where I moved to with worsening allergy symptoms. Surprised to see how much the filter life deteriorated after just a week with the app. Would be great to have the app work with some of the better rated indoor air monitors.
Developer Response ,
Hello - thank you for the feedback! We are hoping to have an update of other compatible indoor air quality monitors in the near future. Thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.