Will a longer-life filter outlast my current filter?

It’s a definite maybe. Let’s take a closer look at the claim of a longer life due to pleated design. First off, it is absolutely true that the pleated design increases the surface area of the filter. Thus, it follows that the filter pleated design with its larger surface area will last longer than the smaller, flat-surfaced filter. Still, this is only true if they are made of identical filtering material. Generally, pleated filters are made of more efficient filtering materials than the standard flat throw-away filters. Since they are more efficient than the flat filters they are replacing, the comparison to the existing filter is like comparing a fish net for catching gold fish to a large shark net. The bottom line is that there is no way to tell if the replacement filter will last longer than the original one other than putting a filter in. It all depends on the type and size of the filter, and amount of dust in your home.

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