I had heard of washable filters before, but I had forgotten about them.
It wasn’t until my friend and I got on the subject of HEPA filters and other kinds of A/C filters that are sold at the different stores and HVAC shops.
We talked about the generic plastic really bad ones that really do nothing but damage your air conditioning machine and make it work harder, all the while shortening its lifespan. Then we talked about HEPA air filters and how those are of much better quality. My friend surprised me by mentioning she uses washable air filters, since I didn’t think she would want to go through the hassle of having to clean them. But she told me it was far more convenient to occasionally clean them and save money rather than have to toss them out every month or so like you do with regular air filters. Well, she had a point there. It made me reconsider my own air filters, but to be honest I am too lazy to clean the air filters, and I decided that I am going to stick with the filters I have. Yes, they are more expensive, but I know they get the job done and that is the main thing that matters. But it was interesting to learn about the different kinds of air filters and how people have their own opinions on which one is better, and which one works for them. One thing we can both agree on, is having high quality air filters is a good idea.