Myths About Furnace Filters: Debunked by Electrodust

When it comes to furnace filters, misinformation is widespread. This can lead to poor air quality in your home, higher energy bills, and even premature HVAC system failure. That's why we at Electrodust believe in dispelling these myths. Here are some common misconceptions about furnace filters, debunked by our team of experts.

Myth 1: All Furnace Filters are the Same

Fact: Not all filters are created equal. They differ in size, material, efficiency, and lifespan. For instance, Electrodust's washable furnace filters use high-density filter media and electrostatic technology to trap particles as small as 0.3 microns. Furthermore, they are designed to be durable, washable, and long-lasting, making them an eco-friendly and cost-effective choice compared to disposable filters.

Myth 2: Furnace Filters Only Need to be Changed Once a Year

Fact: While it's true that our washable filters last longer than their disposable counterparts, they still need regular cleaning to function optimally. We recommend checking your filter monthly and cleaning it as necessary. Regular maintenance ensures your HVAC system runs efficiently and maintains excellent indoor air quality.

Myth 3: More Expensive Filters are Always Better

Fact: A higher price tag doesn't always mean higher quality or performance. It's crucial to choose a filter based on your specific needs, such as your home's air quality, the presence of pets or allergy sufferers in your home. Electrodust offers top-quality, washable furnace filters at a competitive price, offering superb value for money over the long term.

Myth 4: A Filter's Primary Purpose is to Clean the Air

Fact: While furnace filters improve indoor air quality, they primarily protect your HVAC system from dust and debris. Electrodust's washable furnace filters effectively accomplish both tasks, helping your system run smoothly while keeping indoor air clean.

Myth 5: Electrostatic Filters Generate Ozone

Fact: There's a common misunderstanding that all electrostatic filters produce harmful ozone. However, Electrodust's washable furnace filters use passive electrostatic charge, which does not generate ozone. Our filters are safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Myth 6: Higher MERV Rating is Always Better

Fact: While a higher MERV rating means the filter can trap smaller particles, it also restricts airflow, which can strain your HVAC system. Electrodust filters balance efficient particle capture and optimal airflow, producing excellent air quality without compromising your system's efficiency.


Understanding the truth behind these myths can guide you in making informed decisions about your furnace filters. At Electrodust, we're committed to delivering high-quality, long-lasting, and efficient washable furnace filters, all while busting misconceptions and providing accurate information. For a breath of fresh air, trust Electrodust.

Our ElectroDust™ Washable Air Filter

ElectroDust filters provide higher than industry average air quality and are built to higher standards. Our environmentally friendly filters allow you to wash and re-use them over a ten-year lifespan. After just ten months of using our filters, you will begin to realize savings. Furthermore, because ElectroDust filters are more efficient at capturing dust and foreign particles, you won’t require duct cleaning as often, saving you even more money. Less dusting means a healthier home.

ElectroDust Washable Air Filter
ElectroDust Washable Air Filter

ElectroDust™ Washable Air Filter


ElectroDust filters provide higher than industry-average air quality and are built to higher standards. Our environmentally friendly filters allow you to wash and reuse them for a lifetime.

  • Washable and reusable
  • Rated MERV 7
  • Electrostatic
  • Lifetime Warranty

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