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HEPA air filter - noticeable difference?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by alexcuse, Jul 20, 2016.

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Did HEPA air filter in Tesla make noticeable improvement?

  1. Yes, even without activating Bioweapon Defense Mode

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  2. Only when turning on Bioweapon Defense Mode

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  3. No, didn't notice difference from other cars

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  1. alexcuse

    alexcuse New Member

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    Assuming that you rarely activate Bioweapon Defense Mode, so I'm more interested in how effectively the HEPA air filter performs on a normal basis with just the normal A/C on.

    Particularly if you have allergies (to pollen or dust), do you experience noticeable difference (less sneezing or congestion) in your HEPA-filtered Tesla versus the normal air filters in other automobiles?

    I just tried a home air purifier with HEPA for the first time last night, and had one of the better sleeps in a long time. But still trying to justify if worth getting in Tesla.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. sammyfan711

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    I had a refreshed S90D delivered about a month ago and did not pay for the premium upgrade package - still shipped with the HEPA filter though! I have no access to the Bioweapon Defense Mode though.

    So I think for your purpose of just running it without defense mode the best play is to not order it but still reap the benefits.
     
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  3. Saghost

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    How do you know it has the HEPA filter?

    Bioweapon also involves other filters - I've read articles about a pair of activated carbon filters as well, there may be more - do you have those, too?
     
  4. sammyfan711

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    I saw a 90D with the feature added and my frunk has the same space used for this massive filter - it has to be there (otherwise they would have shipped a full sized frunk). Not sure on the carbon filters though...
     
  5. Rove

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    They standardized on the frunk size with the refresh. Unless you have seen the actual filter I would not assume it's there.
     
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    Actually, we've been told that all post refresh Model Ss will have the same size frunk regardless of equipment (including rear drive cars without the big filter.) That means there's a fair amount of wasted space in some cars they aren't giving you access to, which sucks.
     
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    So do people notice a difference with the HEPA or not?
     
  8. sammyfan711

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    Bad news! I was considering some kind of upgrade charge to have it installed...

    Maybe if they offer it as an add-on some day
     
  9. systemcrashed

    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    It's official, after our first fully loaded road trip with the kiddos, I have concluded Bioweapon Defense Mode is very effective against "friendly fire" inside the MX, actually a lifesaver for parents with kids in diapers :cool:
     
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