Yes. Basic air cleaners are able to 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. Picture it this way: the sewer grate in your street is only good for keeping the bigger branches from being sucked down by the rain water. The same is true for smaller particles…you know, the ones that would be wonderful 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 when it comes to 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 regular, coming in at 10 inches. Basic air filters need to be replaced each month, while media air cleaners typically last up to half a year.
Choosing the right air filter for indoor air quality keeps pollutants in check and keeps a healthy environment that contributes to better health further along.
Remember: Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Our experts will replace your sewer grate, er, your basic air filter, with a media air cleaner, so you can have the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Teays Valley Service Experts in Hurricane today at 304-760-5088 and start taking steps toward improved indoor air quality.