Changing your furnace air filter on a regular basis is one of the best ways to care for your HVAC system. The primary purpose of a filter is to keep airborne pollutants out of the furnace and out of the air in your home. If your filter is not changed, the furnace will not perform efficiently, resulting in potential issues with your HVAC system and affecting the air quality in your home. A disposable air filter is the most popular form of air filter. Unfortunately, these air filters are not reusable and must be replaced every 30 to 90 days. A washable furnace filter is an air filter that some people are unfamiliar with and can be reused repeatedly. So, what are the benefits of a washable furnace filter?
Are Washable Furnace Filters Are Eco-Friendly?
The fact that washable air filters are more environmentally friendly is one of the key arguments that leads homeowners to consider them. According to some manufacturers, washable air filters may last five to ten years or longer, and they may even outlast your HVAC system. However, every one to three months, it is necessary to change disposable air filters. That implies that one washable air filter may potentially replace 20 to 60 disposable air filters. Of the 127 million homes in the United States, using disposable filters equates to over 508 million filters thrown away each year. This waste generates enough square footage of disposed of plastic to circle the earth 157 times!
How Much Do Washable Furnace Filters Cost?
Washable furnace filters can cost anywhere between $30 and $100 per filter. Remember that this is a one-time price instead of replacing your furnace filter regularly, which can save you money in the long run. When you calculate how many disposable air filters you’ll use over the same five or ten years that one washable filter will last, the washable filter ends up being less expensive.
How Effective Are Washable Filters?
When you purchase a washable filter, you don’t have to worry about having a stockpile of filters in your closet or garage. Instead, you just clean your washable filter each month, depending on the amount of dust and debris is in your home. A clean furnace filter is essential for anybody with severe allergies or asthma.
A single Filti Washable Filter may replace numerous disposable filters over the course of its lifespan, and Filti’s are made with our own patent-pending Nanofiber filtering technology. So get a Filti if you want to save money, minimize waste, and improve the air quality in your house. The Filti ‘Washable Air Filters’ are the ultimate room air purifier designed for better air quality. Using Nanofiber technology helps remove 75% of airborne particles at 0.3 microns, such as pollen, allergens, and dust. The filter is also washable and reusable so that you can breathe fresh, healthy air for an extended period.
Benefits of Filti Washable Furnace Filters
All filters become clogged with dust and debris, however, you will love how easy installing and cleaning your Filti washable filter is. Spray the filter with a basic household cleaner. Rinse your filter thoroughly, then place the filter back in your HVAC system, and the airflow will dry your clean air filter.
There are many benefits of using washable filters, as listed below.
- You do not need to purchase replacement filters every 30 to 90 days.
- Filters for furnaces that can be washed are better for the environment.
- Improved Air Quality helps remove 75% of airborne particles at 0.3 microns, such as pollen, allergens, and dust.
- Reduces the amount of waste you contribute to landfills.
- Washable filters help you save money. It’s as simple as “Rinse, Reuse, Repeat!”.
There are several factors that will determine how often you need to clean your washable air filter. First, it depends on the amount of dust outside your home. Dust and debris will enter your home every time you open and close the front door. If you live in an area with high dust levels or during house renovations, you may need to wash your filter more often. Pet owners notice that their houses are dustier and have more animal dander. Individual hobbies and lifestyle choices can also contribute to the spread of pollutants in the air.
Is there anything special I need to clean my new filter?
You may use plain water to wash your reusable air filter. You may also use a light detergent or a washable cleaning solution for reusable air filters. Rinse well (until no detergent is visible on the filter) and brush off excess water. Then, let it air dry (shut off your HVAC system at this time rather than operating it without an air filter) or replace it and let the air flow dry it. That’s all there is to it.
Filti Washable Filter Specs
First Layer: Meltblown designed to capture larger particulate matter and engineered for increased dust holding capacity.
Second Layer: Patent Pending nanofiber technology capturing the smallest particles and ultra-fine pollutants.
Third Layer: Scrim that acts as a supporting layer for the nanofiber for additional reinforcement
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At Filti, we are on a mission to provide the best quality filtration products available. With state-of-the-art protection, improved breathability, and 100% made in the USA, Filti washable furnace filters are a win for you, your family, your pocketbook, and the environment! For more information on Filti and our products, contact us or visit us online!