Yes. Basic air cleaners do filter some of the dust, dander and pollen in your home, emphasis on “some.” But... media air cleaners can help filter a lot more, at a 95% efficiency level. Think of it this way: the sewer grate down at the corner is only good at 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 good 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, can 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 have to 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 keeps a healthy environment that contributes to better health down the road.
Remember: R & M Climate Control 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 can have the finest indoor air quality possible.
Call R & M Climate Control Service Experts in Knoxville today at 865-229-6176 and start taking steps toward improved indoor air quality.