Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thriftylad101 Money Saver
Great way to save if you don't mind a bit of maintenance.
The filter needs to be cleaned once a month to keep it fresh and clean. It will last you a long time. Love it.
August 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Beeeff Not for tight spaces
No problems cutting this down to size. It only took a few minutes with diagonal cutters and a box cutter. However, the plastic tabs that hold the frame in place stick up so that the frame is actually a little thicker than a regular disposable filter. My filter had to slide into a slot that did not provide much leeway, so it would not fit. Since I had already cut it to fit, I could not return it. I wound up gluing it with my hot glue gun and cutting off the tops of the connectors with a box cutter.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Great product made to last and save money.
Saves the environment by having less material thrown in trash.
February 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by diyfanatic poor quality, flimsy plastic frame
The filter fell apart after 2 months (2 washes)...the plastic frame separated which caused the filter material to get sucked into the air intake.
August 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unsatisfied Fell apart
Fell apart after 2 washer. The filter material started to break down. Never used any chemical or high pressure to clean it. Was lucky I caught it as it was almost sucked up into my HVAC fan.
Will be using standard paper filters from now on. Easy to change, no hassle or cleaning and letting it dry. Just buy a pack, mark the month to change and go about your business.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kamzu Have three of these things :)
Just pulled these out after having used them for the not-recommended period of over 1 year and they were filthy! I had read the other reviews that stated that these don't filter the air well, but I can confirm that they do an excellent job. Aside from the dirty filters, there was some dirt and grime on the edges, but I ran a finger inside the conduit and it came up absolutely spotless, not s single smudge of dust. Would highly recommend the product, currently air drying after hosing them down. :)
January 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Good idea, but not a good filter
There is a reason this filter is rated FPR 4, the lowest. It doesn't filter much. After being installed for a couple of months, I hardly see anything on the filter to clean and I can see a lot of dust in flat surfaces compared to when I had a regular filter.
December 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MommaFromA2Z Durable but no performance!
I purchased these in April 2009 and have been using them ever since. So in the past 3+ years they've held up but I'm not impressed with their 'ability' to filter. We have horrible air quality in Southern Arizona with frequent Haboobs (sand storms) yet I have not witnessed the filters cleaning the air more in Monsoon Season.
I 'thought' these would be a great idea as we need 5 of them at one time for a home that requires one 4 ton AND one 5 ton units, but I'm considering switching back to the disposable filters because I don't feel they are effective for air quality within the home.
Overall, it is tempting to want to save money and be eco friendly; however when it comes to removing dust and allergens this product just doesn't cut it.
July 3, 2012