Conventional HEPA filter
Xiaomi's High-Efficiency Filter
Less clean air
More clean air
The HEPA filter is made of dense fibreglass to trap particles, which means that less clean air gets through the filter.
Xiaomi's filter uses melt-blown PP fibres with electrostatic technology. With greater space between fibres, larger volumes of air are able to pass through the filter.
Large volumes of air are forced through the dense HEPA filter, meaning a higher fan speed is required, which generates more noise.
With a lower fibre density, the filter allows air to pass through at high speeds, resulting in less noise.
Higher energy consumption
Lower energy consumption
In order for the HEPA filter to release more clean air, the motor must run at a higher speed, which translates into a higher energy consumption.
With a lower fibre density, Xiaomi's filter is able to release the same volume of clean air as a conventional filter, but with a much lower energy consumption.