Recommendations for air filters?

The mundane task that I’m currently working on is replacing my air filter.

Hi y’all! As many of you know, I have recently moved into my first home and I am very excited about all of the lessons of homeownership that I know I’m about to learn! Some of them are simple- cooking, cleaning, maintaining a schedule. Some are more challenging, replacing my entire HVAC system within the first month of living here (yeah, that happened), finding the best Wi-Fi provider, mowing the lawn. Some tasks are just sort of mundane or in-between. The mundane task that I’m currently working on is replacing my air filter. I have been seeing a lot online about washable air filters and I’ll admit I’m pretty intrigued by the idea of not having to run to the store to replace my air filter every month or every other month. I know some people keep multiple air filters in their home but I don’t have a lot of square footage and I’m not really interested in keeping a bunch of filters shoved in a closet. Has anyone had any experience with washable air filters? Do they work as well as the regular air filters? How often do you have to wash the washable air filters? Whether washable or not, which air filters are the best balance for your indoor air quality? I know that some are great for indoor air quality but slow the air flow while others are great for air flow but worse for indoor air quality. If anyone has any recommendations on this topic of air filters and indoor air quality, I would really appreciate your input.


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