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Filter Concept

Recirculation

The most important task for an extractor hood is to ensure that grease and odors from cooking are effectively removed from the kitchen. This is traditionally done with the help of flues to the open air. It is typically with the help of flex hoses that the hood transports the air out to a roof hood or a grate in the wall. But it can be difficult and expensive to establish a hole in the roof or wall. And in some homes it is not an option at all. Here you can choose a recirculation solution.

With recirculation, the purified air is sent back into the kitchen. This is traditionally done using a carbon filter which is mounted inside the hood. The food dose is first sucked through the hood's grease filter, as with normal extraction, where all the grease particles are filtered out.

And then the air is sent through the carbon filter, which, with the help of the active carbon inside the filter, binds the smell to the filter. And then the cleaned air is led out into the kitchen again.

This is done using different methods, depending on the type of hood the carbon filter is installed in. In the case of wall-hung hoods, there are usually grooves in the hood's chimney - via these the air is returned to the kitchen.

New construction of passive and low-energy houses

In the case of newly built passive and low-energy houses, it is extra advantageous to have recirculation, as a large amount of heated air is led out of the house with a traditional flue. This will naturally affect the energy balance negatively, as you subsequently have to reheat a corresponding amount of air.

 

For the same reason, recirculation is used to an increasing extent in these homes, as the requirements to lower energy consumption in the building regulations are continuously tightened. In addition, ventilation systems are always installed in newly built houses, which means that the moisture from cooking is removed via the heat recovery system.


 

There are hundreds of designs on a charcoal filter - Some must be mounted on the back of the grease filter. Others are mounted on the intake of the engine. And thus there are approximately as many charcoal filters as there are hoods on the market.

Because of this, Thermex has launched a new filter concept. The concept consists of 3 types of recirculation filters that can be used by any hood – Cabinet-mounted, free-hanging, ceiling-integrated, wall-mounted and even table-integrated hoods.

With the Thermex Filter concept, you are free to wonder which carbon filter the hood is "born" with. The only thing you have to think about is what quality and maintenance you want.

Good – Carbon Flex filter

 

The Thermex Carbon Flex filter is a so-called "long-life" recirculation filter, which is most reminiscent of the traditional carbon filters in its way of cleaning the air. The Carbon Flex filter is filled with active carbon, but due to the innovative design, it can contain much more carbon, thus making the efficiency much higher than traditional carbon filters. As much as 73% of the air that passes through the filter is cleaned before it is sent out into the kitchen again. In comparison, the effect of a traditional carbon filter is around 40-50%, which means that the air must pass through the hood 3 times to be thoroughly cleaned.

The design of the Carbon Flex filter means that there is a very small pressure loss in the air flow when it is sent through the filter. Typically, a high filtration effect also means a very high pressure loss, since the method to achieve high effect has been to put a thicker layer of activated carbon in the filter. A high pressure loss means that the extractor hood cannot make full use of its suction power, and thus em and mados are removed less effectively. But with the cylindrical design of the Carbon Flex filter, the filtering surface is significantly larger, and thus you get the best of both worlds. High efficiency and low pressure loss.

In addition, the lifetime of the Carbon Flex filter is a full 2 ​​years. In contrast to a traditional carbon filter which must be changed 2-3 times a year. This means that it is also cheaper to maintain compared to traditional carbon filters, and you also don't have to struggle to get hold of the correct filter that fits your specific extractor hood.

And when the 2 years have passed, you don't need to buy a new Carbon Flex filter. You can buy a refill of the activated carbon. The filter is opened using a screwdriver and the old carbon can be poured out of the filter and replaced by new carbon. And thus the filter is ready for another 2 years. Quite simple and sustainable.

Better – Mini Plasmex
 

Thermex Mini Plasmex is a plasma filter that ultra-efficiently cleans the air that is sent through the filter. Plasma filters clean the air significantly differently than ordinary carbon filters. When the polluted air enters the filter, the air particles are charged electronically so that the smell is more easily filtered out in the carbon filter part. This gives you an efficiency of up to 85% with Thermex Mini Plasmex. This is much higher than is possible with an ordinary carbon filter. And therefore it is also ground-breaking that Thermex can now introduce Mini Plasmex at a quite affordable price, in terms of quality, efficiency and maintenance.

The Plasmex filter solution is still unknown to many, but Thermex was among the very first on the market to introduce the concept, and since 2017 has had many satisfied customers.

This is partly because, when compared with a traditional carbon filter, over a period of 5 years, the Mini Plasmex is significantly cheaper, precisely because it does not need to be changed. The lifespan of a Mini Plasmex is up to 5 years. Where previously you had to change the carbon filter 10-15 times in the same period with a traditional carbon filter, it can easily pay to buy a Mini Plasmex. In addition to saving money, you also save the hassle of changing the filter in your hood, and you also get much better filtration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better – Mini Plasmex
 

Thermex Mini Plasmex is a plasma filter that ultra-efficiently cleans the air that is sent through the filter. Plasma filters clean the air significantly differently than ordinary carbon filters. When the polluted air enters the filter, the air particles are charged electronically so that the smell is more easily filtered out in the carbon filter part. This gives you an efficiency of up to 85% with Thermex Mini Plasmex. This is much higher than is possible with an ordinary carbon filter. And therefore it is also ground-breaking that Thermex can now introduce Mini Plasmex at a quite affordable price, in terms of quality, efficiency and maintenance.

The Plasmex filter solution is still unknown to many, but Thermex was among the very first on the market to introduce the concept, and since 2017 has had many satisfied customers.

This is partly because, when compared with a traditional carbon filter, over a period of 5 years, the Mini Plasmex is significantly cheaper, precisely because it does not need to be changed. The lifespan of a Mini Plasmex is up to 5 years. Where previously you had to change the carbon filter 10-15 times in the same period with a traditional carbon filter, it can easily pay to buy a Mini Plasmex. In addition to saving money, you also save the hassle of changing the filter in your hood, and you also get much better filtration.