Cost Benefits of a Replaceable Furnace Filter

Paper furnace filterWhen choosing air filters for your home's heating and air conditioning units, the options at hand seem limitless. The varieties of air filters available are HEPA filters, pleated filters, electrostatic filters, and charcoal filters. These filters can be disposable or reusable.

When deciding between disposable or reusable filters, cost and convenience are the usual deciding factors. That is, are the reusable filters inexpensive enough, and are they as easy and convenient as the disposable models? Think about these benefits of owning a reusable filter:

  • No more trips to the store
  • Immunity to rising filter costs
  • Keeps old air filters out of our landfill
  • Much better filtering than standard paper air filters
  • Cost payback is a few months

If you consider that air filters should be changed at least once a month, it is easy to see the economic benefit of buying a reusable air filter. Rather than purchasing a new air filter with the passing of each month, you can simply clean the reusable filter and pocket the money that would have been spent on a new filter.

Our reusable air filters are around $70. A disposable filter of equivalent filtering power is about $37 in a store. As you can see, it only takes 3 months for a reusable filter to pay for itself.

Another economic advantage of the reusable air filter is immunity to the air filter media market. The materials used to make air filters are very expensive, and due to fluctuations in availability and demand, the cost of these materials can rise at a moment's notice.

Reusable air filters are a great option if you take your indoor air quality seriously and want to limit your monthly expenses. It is a one-time expense that will last for years if it is properly maintained.


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