Yes. Basic air cleaners can filter some of the dust, dander and pollen in your home, emphasis on “some.” But... media air cleaners are more effective when it comes to air filters, at a 95% efficiency level. Look at it this way: the sewer grate by your home is only good for keeping the larger branches from being sucked down by the rain water. The same is true of smaller particles…you know, the ones that would be great to prevent from flowing through your HVAC system to the entire house: allergens, chemicals, some odors, etc. Basic 1” air filters might as well be the size of a sewer grate in terms of their stopping power. Media air cleaners, on the other hand, will get the job done.
The active surface of the media air cleaner filter is much larger than the basic, coming in at 10 inches. Basic air filters must be replaced each month, while media air cleaners typically last up to half a year.
Using the right air filter for indoor air quality keeps pollutants in check and maintains a healthy environment that contributes to better health down the road.
Remember: Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. We’ll replace your sewer grate, er, your basic air filter, with a media air cleaner, so you enjoy the comfort of your home with the highest indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts in Columbus today at 614-334-3192 and let our experts chat with you about improving the air quality in your home.