Standard Air Filters vs. Media Filter
The biggest difference between the standard air filter used in HVAC systems and a media filter is the air filter’s effectiveness and size. Media air cleaners get installed inside HVAC systems as a cabinet. Our air care specialists place them within the return air duct of forced-air HVAC systems. Media air filters improve your indoor air quality by filtering out air pollution. The standard air filter is only about an inch thick and, as we have noted, they don’t do anything to improve your indoor air quality. Standard air filters only protect HVAC equipment and nothing else. Media air cleaners, however, are about five inches thick. Standard air filters are only about an inch thick. These thicker air filters provide far more superior air filtration.
We at Xenia Heating & Air offer the best indoor air quality solutions from all the best, top brand name manufacturers such as Honeywell Whole House Air Cleaner, Cleanair and the Aprilaire Air Purification System, among others.
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Benefits Of Media Air Filter Installation
Lowers Home Heating & Cooling Costs
Looking to save some much-needed cash on your home heating and air conditioning? Who doesn’t like saving on their utility bills? Media air filters enable you to save money on heating and cooling in addition to improving your overall indoor air quality. Media filters also keep HVAC equipment a lot cleaner at a cost that’s less than portable air purification systems, an electronic air purifier or any other air purification product. The overall air quality upgrades help to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency, which reduces utility costs.
Media Filters Last Longer
We at Xenia Heating & Air recommend replacing these high-performance accordion air filters at least once per year. Nevertheless, homeowners should still check their air filters at least once every 6 months for additional air filter replacement needs. Depending on several factors that contribute to air pollution and dust accumulation in the home, these air filters might only need to be changed one time per year.
They Protect HVAC Equipment
Media cabinets are a great way to protect your HVAC equipment and preserve their function. Anything a homeowner can do to make their HVAC equipment last longer can be a major money saver. All HVAC systems are expensive to replace and if you have to replace them prematurely or make a lot of repairs because of wear and tear, it will cost you money. Media air filters help homeowners prolong the lifespan of their HVAC systems. They also keep the HVAC equipment’s indoor coil clean. Because our Whole-Home Air Cleaners are thicker filters with a much larger surface area for filtering out dirt and dust compared to standard air filters, your HVAC equipment also benefits in the long run.
Filters & Removes Household Air Pollution
With a media cabinet working in your HVAC system, it removes all sorts of particles, air pollution and other indoor allergens passing through your system and floating around in household air. These impurities can cause respiratory problems and other health-related issues. In addition to their amazing health benefits, removing this pollution from your air supply also helps you crack down on dirt and dust that could otherwise build up inside the home.
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How To Replace A Media Air Filter
Replacing a media air filter in an air cleaner is a quick and easy process. For starters, media air filters come with the air filter already inside the cabinet. Nevertheless, sooner or later, you’ll need to replace this filter if it becomes or clogged up because clogged air filters are hard on your HVAC equipment. To help you through this entire process, we at Xenia Heating & Air outline several simple steps in the following:
Remove the old filter from the frame box from your HVAC system. Before doing this, nevertheless, you need to make sure you turn off all the power to your heating or cooling equipment. Doing so is safe and also makes sure that you don’t get any particles, dust or dirt inside the equipment while you were replacing the media.
After you insert all the folds, lift the sides of the box upward so you can reattach it to the new media filter. Flip the tabs back in place and secure the media again. Once you’ve done this, you’ve successfully replaced your media!