What are the Benefits of Reusable Air Filters?

Reusable air filters are a great way to improve indoor air quality and reduce environmental impact. Washable or reusable filters can be rinsed with water or vacuumed to remove any particulate buildup. These filters are generally made of woven polypropylene media and are electrostatically charged to capture more particles. Washable air filters are more environmentally friendly than disposable fiberglass filters, but they are also more expensive.

K&N household air filters use patented technology to help improve indoor air quality, and are washable and reusable for years of use. The biggest difference between HVAC electrostatic filters and disposable air filters is that they are washable and reusable. With electrostatic filters, the air passing through the filter passes through several layers of filter media, usually woven polypropylene, that have an electrostatic charge. Airborne contaminants are positively charged as they pass through the filter material, working as a magnet and adhering to the filter media as air flows through the filter layers. The outlet is clean air that is ready to be recirculated throughout the house. Indoor air quality has a significant effect on the physical health of home occupants, so it is important to choose the right type of filter for your HVAC system.

There are two types you can use, namely disposable and reusable filters. Disposable HVAC filters need to be replaced monthly or quarterly, depending on several factors. As the name suggests, a washable HVAC air filter can be cleaned and reused several times. Washable air filters don't have a great reputation for air purifying performance and have an average MERV rating of between 1 and 4.Disposable filters don't need any routine care because you can throw them away and put them in a clean filter when they get dirty. K&N washable household air filters are made with specially designed filtration media that can be washed and reused as many times as needed, allowing you to avoid replacing and disposing of dirty filters month after month, and helping to improve air quality by trapping air pollutants such as dust, pollen and smoke particles, bacteria and pet dander. A filter with a very high MERV rating will be very dense, and a dense air filter means your HVAC equipment will work harder to draw air through the filter.

Some maintenance is required no matter what type of HVAC air filter you choose, but washable air filters require special maintenance considerations. You might consider using an electronic air cleaner or a high-efficiency media filter if you think electrostatic units are not enough. Disposable air filters are less expensive, but it is recommended to replace them at least twice a year. Using electrostatic filters means you don't have to worry about this problem, as this type of filter has a lifespan as long as your oven or air conditioner. The entire purpose of air filters it to trap dust, debris and pollutants so they don't pollute the air you breathe. In general, fiberglass disposable HVAC filters are the most common and affordable type of oven filter, but they must be replaced regularly to maintain HVAC efficiency and air quality.

Reusable air filters offer many advantages over disposable ones: they are more environmentally friendly, they last longer, they require less maintenance, they can improve indoor air quality, and they can save money in the long run.