I received product from AirThreds to facilitate this ‘AirThreds Machine Washable Furnace Air Filter Review’. As always, all opinions are my own.
The primary function of a furnace filter is to trap airborne contaminants (not necessarily for air quality purposes), but to keep them out of the heating and cooling system. However, because the filter removes contaminants for the system’s benefit, air quality also tends to benefits from their removal.
The last time I purchased furnace filters, I about fell over. I couldn’t believe the price of just one filter! My husband said to make sure not to grab the cheapest ones as I did that the time before and they were worthless. We quickly found the ‘cheapies’ truly didn’t do anything to stop dust and debris as everything went right through them.
So after I returned from the store, I told my husband there must be a better way. Then, I discovered AirThreds!
AirThreds Machine-Washable Furnace Air Filter Review
In an effort to work on protecting our Earth, I try to reuse as many things as possible. So when I heard about AirThreds Furnace Filters, I couldn’t wait to try them out!
What Is AirThreds?
AirThreds is the first-ever machine-washable furnace air filter. They first launched their product on Indiegogo, met their goal in under an hour, and then went on to raise over $360k! WOWZERS! I’m not the only one who is excited about the possibility of a reusable, high quality furnace filter that can save time, money, and the environment.
How Do AirThreds Work?
Then, the starter kit comes with one reusable filter while the pro kit comes with two. The filters have a zippered opening on one end so you simply slide it over the frame.
Once the filter is completely on, just zip it up.
Now you’re ready to insert into your furnace just like you would with the typical store bought throw-aways.
And you’re all set! Your Airthreds Filter will work to provide Merv 8 filtration at 492 fpm.
What Size Filters Do They Have?
We actually have two furnaces in our home as our current one wasn’t big enough when we added on last year. Of course, both take different size filters but AirThreds has us covered with each! They carry 17 sizes in stock and do accept custom orders as well. So most likely, they will have your size available.
How Often Do I Have To Wash My AirThreds Filter?
You would want to change and wash your filter as needed, which is about as often as a higher end throw-away needs changing. Each home will be different based on your environment so take that into consideration. The nice thing with AirThreds is they have a note in every package that allows you to set either 1 month or 3 month remind texts so they will send a note when it’s time!
How Many Times Can My AirThreds Filter Be Washed & Reused?
The AirThreds team recommends purchasing a new AirThreds filter after 36 to 50 washes to maintain maximum efficiency.
There are two components that can wear down in your AirThreds filter. One is the anti-bacterial coating and the other is the mesh that the filter is made from. Both are designed tough though! Studies have shown that after 35 to 50 washes, the coating still maintained itself on average 80%. In terms of the mesh, testing shows their premium German fabric is altered only 0.8% after 10 washes.
Can These Be Used In Air Returns Too?
AirThreds can actually be used in both forced air furnaces as well as air return vents and in the HVAC unit!
What Are AirThreds Filters Rated As?
AirThreds are rated MERV 8, where the team found it a healthy balance between filtration and airflow efficiency. While many newer units can handle MERV 11+ there are just as many older units that cannot, making MERV 8 a happy medium usable by most systems!
Quick Rundown On AirThreds Filters
Simply unzip, wash, replace, and breathe easy! AirThreds delivers:
- No Dust Cakes
- No Leaks
- No Bacteria
- Clean Air
- Energy Efficient
- Easy Care
- Increased Savings
Beyond all the great things above, AirThreds has been featured on Business Insider, iHeartRadio, Taste of Home, and CBS. They’ve also been selected to join the Amazon Launchpad program.
So tell me, have you ever heard about AirThreds Machine Washable Furnace Air Filters before? Do you want to give them a try?
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