It is important to change home air filters regularly to maintain indoor air quality and protect your HVAC system from damage. The recommended frequency for changing air filters is every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and your home environment.
The types of home air filters available include disposable fiberglass, pleated, washable, and HEPA filters. The type of filter you choose will depend on your budget and the level of filtration you need. Disposable fiberglass filters are the most affordable and effective for basic filtration, while HEPA filters are the most expensive but provide the highest level of filtration. Pleated and washable filters provide a good balance between cost and filtration.
Washable filters are a good quality option as they provide a good balance between cost and filtration. They are also easy to maintain as they can be washed and reused. HEPA filters are the best for air quality as they can remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including dust, pollen, and other allergens.
Depending on your needs, you can choose the best filter for you. I have tried all the different types of filters, but I have personally stayed with using the HEPA filters. The quality is good and I have been able to get them online in bulk so that I can stay on top of the scheduled filter change.