I have tried all kinds of washable air filters for my central heating and air conditioning unit, and I have to say that I am also totally not a fan of washable air filters.
Many others have raved about how great they are, although I just do not see all the hype.
The washable air filters I have tried all ended up flaking apart after a few washings. And I had heard that they were supposed to last longer than that. Because of this fact and the fact that it is just too much hassle to keep having to scrub the air filters I will no longer ever stop to use them. It is something where I do not have time to mess with air filters to my central heating and air conditioning component in this way. It is awful enough that I sometimes forget to change the common air filters to my central heating and air conditioning unit. I do not want to be worrying about that extra step of having to scrub the washable air filters as well! It is kind of like smart thermostats. Many people feel those are the best thing since sliced bread. While I finally feel smart thermostats are awful and do not use or have one. I can now add washable air filters to that list of things related to my central heating and air conditioning component that I do not like and will no longer buy or use. Washable air filters just are not all they are cracked up to be in my personal opinion on them all. I have tried enough to say this.