Media Air Filter Services in Washington Court House, OH
If you’re looking to improve air quality and make these filters last longer, a homeowner should consider upgrading a media air filter. If this interests you, Washington Court House Heating & Cooling would be happy to set you up with an air filter or Whole-House Air Cleaner that works with your existing HVAC system. Schedule air cleaner services today!
Indoor Air Quality Services
What is Indoor Air Quality?
While a lot of people believe air pollution is exclusively an outdoor problem, studies actually show the air inside our homes can be far more polluted than even in the biggest most industrialized cities today. To top it off, the average American spends an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors. Because the air indoors often lacks proper filtration, indoor air pollution is something homeowners should take seriously.
The EPA defines Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a building or home and how it relates to the building or home’s occupants. Indoor Air Quality has a direct and sometimes negative effect on our health in addition to our overall mood, well-being and energy levels.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?
Health officials say the air we breathe in our homes can be 2 to 5 times more toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a way of taking care of it through a host of processes unbeknownst to the average person. When you take into consideration how tightly insulated most homes and workplaces are intentionally made in order to keep treated air inside, it becomes obvious why HVAC experts and health officials suggest some homeowners consider certain indoor air quality products to go in conjunction with their heat pump, furnace or air conditioner.
All too often household air pollution is unable to escape because modern dwellings are fairly airtight. In the confined spaces of a house or office building or work environment, pollutants can get trapped without adequate filtration or the circulation of outdoor air. Even with the HVAC system’s air filter, often these pollutants are merely recirculated. Sometimes, getting a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier makes a world of difference, in addition to UV Lights and other air filtration products.
Air Filter Services in Fayette County, OH
How Does it Work?
A media air cleaner is a cabinet that is stationed in the return air duct of the forced air HVAC system. When air passes through the HVAC system, the media air cleaner traps and filters airborne particles inside the filter media before they get into your indoor atmosphere.
The main difference between a media air cleaner and a standard air filter (as far as HVAC goes) is the size. Standard, or conventional, air filters are about one inch thick. Media cleaners, on the other hand, are 4 to 5 inches thick. This enables more efficient and superior air filtration.
Media Filters Vs. Standard Air Filters
Made from loosely woven spun-glass fibers, most homes with forced-air furnaces use the standard furnace filter, which is designed to keep the HVAC equipment and its ductwork clean. Because of this, they don’t really do anything to improve indoor air quality. For improved air quality, a homeowner needs to consider getting a media filter, which sits in between the main return duct and the blower cabinet. Media filters are made of a deeply pleated, paper-like material. They are at least seven times better than a standard filter at removing dust and other particles from the air in a home. If you have the standard filter, which needs regularly checked and replaced, know that upgrading to a pleated media filter will cleanse your household air of everything from pollutants and dust to flu viruses and other microscopic particles.
Because they’re compressed, media filters are usually no wider than six inches. However, the pleated material can cover up to 75 square feet if stretched out to the max. This increased area of filtration is a major reason for the filter’s superior long life, which can extend up to two years. The only downside to a media filter is its tight weave, which can restrict a furnace’s ability to blow air through the house if used incorrectly. To insure a steady, strong airflow through the house, choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. We can help make sure your media filter fits your blower if you call us.
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Benefits of Media Air Filters
Breathe Cleaner Air with a Media Air Filter
Media filters allow the filtration performance you want without the downsides. You get high-MERV filtration with zero negative consequences for static pressure and airflow. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, the media filter is your answer.
Simply open a door on the filter box’s side, pull out the old filter, put in the new one, and…done! You will have to do this at least twice a year to keep your system running optimally.
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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
1.) Replace or Upgrade Air Filters
Keeping your HVAC systems’ air filters replaced on a regular basis is essential for not only indoor air quality, but also in order to get the most out of your system. Furnace filters need to be checked nearly every month during the winter. Additionally, upgrading to a media air filter cabinet will go a long way at cleaning out the air and improving air quality.
2.) Preventative Maintenance
Keeping up on your home comfort systems with maintenance is essential for comfort and air quality because being proactive with this equipment allows it to run smoothly and do its job the way it was designed to do it.
3.) Keep Up with House Cleanings
In addition to keeping rugs and carpets clean to improve air quality, including regular cleaning and vacuuming into your regular routine will go a long way in helping keep your home’s air quality optimal. Doing so prevents this stuff from building up.
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Why Choose Washington Court House Heating & Cooling?
Because heating and cooling decisions impact your finances, in addition to your families' health and comfort, it’s important to find an HVAC contractor who understands your needs and will politely walk you through the sometimes troubled waters of home comfort equipment. One who offers special online deals and financing options. It’s also important to make sure you’re doing business with a professional who's NATE-certified, and has a proven track record of customer care and customer satisfaction.
Because our service standard is second-to-none at Washington Court House Heating & Cooling, our customers consistently give us positive feedback in support of our superior Five Star reputation. We are members of the Five Star Heating & Cooling Family. With this being the case, we encourage new customers to verify these reviews and ratings for themselves. This should be done before hiring anyone to work on your valuable HVAC equipment.
We guarantee customer satisfaction above all else on every call, every job we do — no matter how big or small. We provide 24-hour emergency services, 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends. We service, install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment, utilizing cutting-edge technology. You will be treated with the utmost care, professionalism and friendliness by a trusted employee of ours who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond the state’s requirements. We do this to make sure we are sending you the absolute best the industry has to offer.
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