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The following are definitions commonly associated with indoor air quality.
This happens when the app is open or in the background. Sensor data is not uploaded if the app is deliberately closed. The sensor collects data throughout the day but uploads this data to your mobile device as soon as you are home and within range of the Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter (maximum 50 feet/15.24 metres). If you are not noticing any updates, ensure your Bluetooth® is enabled and your phone and Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter are within range.
Tip: for automatic sensor and app data uploads, enabling your mobile phone’s location services can allow the app to ‘wake-up’ when you arrive home via geo-fencing.
Once the app connects to your Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter, it starts collecting the data stored in the sensor. This data includes changes in air pressure and temperature, and it has been collected and stored by the sensor since the last time a connection occurred. After sensor data is collected, the app uploads this information to the cloud where proprietary algorithms will then calculate your filter life.
If your app hasn’t connected to your filter for a while, it’s likely that a significant amount of sensor data has been accumulated. For that reason, it might take up to two hours to complete full data upload, especially in cases where the app hasn’t connected with the sensor for over two weeks.
It is recommended that you allow the app to access your device’s location “Always”, so that a connection can be triggered when open in the background and in close proximity to your filter.
Filter ‘replacement’ is defined as a current filter’s information being removed from the app and a new one added in its place. Upon replacement, all previous filter data and filter life for the previous filter will be removed, with the exception of the name you gave to the old filter (i.e. Home Hallway). We only recommend following this step when you plan on physically taking a filter out of your home and discarding it when a new one is installed in its place. To replace a filter, click the blue “+” button on the home screen and following the pairing steps after clicking “Replace Existing Filter”.
If you have multiple filters in your household, to add another new filter, simply press the blue “+” button and follow filter pairing steps after clicking “Add Additional Filter”.
The sensor on Filtrete™ Smart Air Filters tracks air filter life by detecting changes in air pressure over time. Filtrete™ Brand then determines your filter life based on air flow and usage, not just time – allowing you to know the right time to change your air filter – not too early and not too late.
For all other Filtrete™ Air Filters, the barcode scan function creates a simple and easy-to-use daily countdown timer, based solely on install date and your preferred change frequency. For 1” air filters, the three change options are 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days – and for deep pleat filters (4” depths and larger), the timing options are 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. If you’d like to change the timing frequency after initially selected, you are able to “Edit Filter Timer” by pressing the “Edit” button on your preferred filter in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
For that reason, the Filtrete™ Smart App asks for location access type “Allow all the time” so that it can access Bluetooth®, even when it’s open in the background. This allows the app to gather data from the sensor without requiring additional steps (like opening the app).