Several manufacturers make air purifiers with washable filters (some call them "permanent filters"). Here at Alen, we're air quality experts - we exist to offer the perfect blend of air cleaning performance, cost-effectiveness, and livability, because we care about the air our customers breathe. Read on to learn more about washable air filters and why Alen only makes air purifiers with replaceable True HEPA filters.
Air purifiers with washable filters are not as effective as air purifiers with replaceable True HEPA filters. Be sure to check the technical specifications of the air purifier you're considering. Chances are, its washable filter is only able to remove, at most, 99.9% of small particles from the air. This sounds pretty good, but in reality, it's not nearly as effective as True HEPA filters (which remove 99.97% of small particles from the air). True HEPA is a critical factor in maintaining clean indoor air. You can read more about True HEPA technology here.
The cost of filter replacement can certainly be a concern, which is why many people start looking for air purifiers with washable filters. However, if you are looking to breathe the cleanest air possible in your home, a replaceable True HEPA filter is currently the best option. Here are a few critical considerations:
Although we don't recommend it, if you really are set on an air purifier with a washable filter, read the product description and specifications carefully. Here are some red flags we've found:
Replacing filters may seem expensive, but the performance is well worth it. Since 2005, Alen has innovated effective and award-winning purifiers that people love. It's why our customers consistently give Alen purifiers top-rated reviews. Before you device, see what real customers have to say about Alen.