I’ve had a lot of people come to myself and others in regards to choosing between air filters that are disposable, plus air filters that can be cleaned plus reused. It only makes sense that people come to myself and others – after all, I do work in the heating plus cooling department at my hardware store! Anyway, there’s some things to keep in mind if you’re trying to decide between a reUSable air filter or 1 that can be trashed. For 1, reUSable air filters aren’t quite as effective at “catching” the airborne particulate in your house. It can catch some giant stuff like the byproducts of a fireplace, however smaller stuff can’t always be trapped by the air filter. If you have a pet, cat, or other furry friend, you might want to stick with a disposable air filter since pet dander isn’t effectively captured by a reUSable air filter, but you’ll also want to know about whether you’re the patient type or not. I ask, because you’ll have to clean the air filter every single week! You can’t just hose down the filter plus put it back in location, either – you have to thoroughly dry out the filter, or else the dampness of the filter will make your air ducts a breeding ground for bacteria, then one last thing to consider is cost, as reUSable air filters cost a lot more than their disposable counterparts. However, a reUSable air filter can last for years if maintained – disposables won’t last more than numerous weeks, even if you have an whole-home air purifier in your house. If you’re pretty habitual about cleaning appliances, a reUSable air filter might be right for you.