Yes. Basic air cleaners do 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 down at the corner is only good at keeping the larger branches from being sucked down by the rain water. The same is true for 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 bigger 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 helps develop better health down the road.
Remember: Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Our professionals will replace your sewer grate, er, your basic air filter, with a media air cleaner, so you can relax knowing you have the highest indoor air quality possible.
Call Knochelmann Service Experts in Cincinnati today at 513-273-5771 and let our experts chat with you about improving the air quality in your home.