A big thank you to K&N Filters for sponsoring this post!
Why buy disposable air filters for your home and car when you can save money and resources by using a reusable filter? K&N Engineering invented the washable car air filter in 1969 and has been the leader in reusable air filters since then. Now they offer reusable and washable home air filters! To say I’m excited is an understatement.
A Washable and Reusable Home Air Filter
I didn’t even realize that this was a thing until I stumbled upon K&N Filters. As in, I had no idea that reusable car filters even existed. How many times have I been duped into buying a new one when I get an oil change? Countless times. Turns out, professional race car drivers have been using these filters for decades!
I’ve long been annoyed about throwing away disposable air filters- car and home filters. I knew there were better ways. In fact, when I was in high school one of my summer jobs included using an air compressor to blow the dust out of the disposable air filters at the local summer camp. We didn’t have enough money to buy new filters so we made-do by reusing the disposable ones until they literally fell apart. If you ever experienced breathing problems at summer camp, this might be why.
I can’t advise you to use an air compressor to clean out your own disposable air filters. Nope. I may be cheap, but I must let you know that it’s not a great idea. What I can do, is tell you how much I love the sturdy washable air filters from K&N Filters. The filters are lifetime guaranteed which means this will be the last air filter I ever buy!
I’ve never seen something so cool in my life. Does that make me sound lame? I’m totally okay being the kind of person who gets excited about reusable air filters.
Well, there are a lot of environmental and economical reasons. Here are just a few:
5 Reasons to Buy a Washable Home Air Filter
- A Reusable Air Filter Helps Save You Money
Installing a washable, reusable air filter can help save you money over disposable filters—which must be frequently repurchased (approximately every 90 days in the average suburban home—and every 60 days or sooner if you have pets). Instead of fully replacing your filter several times a year (which can be very costly), simply wash and reinstall your new K&N® lifetime washable home air filter in your cooling and heating system.
- A Washable Air Filter Helps Improves Air Quality & Helps You Breathe Cleaner Air
You may not realize that the air inside your home can be even dirtier than the air outside in the environment, and a high-quality air conditioning and furnace filter can help improve the quality of the air that you breathe! Each K&N lifetime washable home air filter is engineered to provide exceptional capturing capability for airborne contaminants such as bacteria, mold, spores, dust mites, and carpet fibers—and again, helps protect your family from allergens including pollen, pet dander, and dust.
- Helps Increase HVAC Efficiency
High airflow helps reduce strain on your heating and cooling system and requires less energy, which can translate to savings for you! When a filter becomes extremely clogged, airflow through the filter begins to slow, which can force an HVAC system to work harder to compensate. Replacing a disposable filter every 60-90 days can be inconvenient and expensive—instead, you can simply rinse clean your K&N lifetime washable home air filter to help keep your HVAC system running smoothly.
- Made to Fit
Each K&N lifetime washable home air filter is designed to fit directly into your heating and air conditioning filter slot just as easily as a typical disposable air filter, with multiple dimensions and sizes available for easy installation.
- Easy to Clean
Washing your K&N home air filter is as simple as removing your filter from its housing, spraying on K&N home air filter cleaner (part no. 99-6010), and rinsing with a low-pressure hose! After your filter is dry, simply reinstall to enjoy the benefits of K&N’s industry-leading washable filtration technology. See the full instructions included with your filter for details.
To sum it up- I’m pretty stoked about my new reusable air filters
No more looking through the notes on my phone to figure out what size filter to buy.
Now all I have to do is wash my reusable air filter every 60-90 days! So easy.
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