Media Air Filters
Media Filter vs. Standard Filter
A standard filter is designed to remove dust, pollen and other small particles from the air that you breathe. A media filter is a more advanced type of filter that can remove even smaller particles than a standard filter. It also has the ability to trap larger particles, such as pet dander and mold spores. A media filter has multiple layers of material, which allows it to trap larger particles. The layers of material also have varying densities, which allows them to capture different sizes of particles. For example, one layer will capture large particles, while another layer will capture smaller particles.
The different layers in media filters are made from different types of materials, including fiberglass and metal mesh. Each type of material has its own unique qualities that make it ideal for certain applications. Fiberglass is lightweight and does not conduct heat well, making it an ideal material for use in residential heating and cooling systems. Metal mesh is heavier than fiberglass but conducts heat better than most other types of materials used in HVAC systems today.
4 Benefits of Air Filters
When it comes to HVAC equipment, airflow is essential. Airflow is a high priority with all types of home heating and cooling equipment. Since the 1990s, Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology has been used in heating and cooling systems and the effect has been beneficial across the board. Essentially, UV lights improve indoor air quality by killing pathogens and germs and helping to eliminate excessive moisture. This improves the airflow, which has massive benefits.
Eradicates Household Air Pollution
With this installed into a residential HVAC unit, the media air cleaner continuously removes and filters out all sorts of particles, pollution and indoor allergens while they pass through the system. These impurities can lead to respiratory illnesses and other health issues. On top of the health benefits, removing these sorts of things from your air supply reduces dirt and dust in the home. Having less dust building up, in addition to cleaner air, your home will look cleaner and feel better.
The Media Filter Lasts Longer
Our home heating and cooling experts recommend homeowners replacing these high-performance accordion air filters at least one time per year. However, you should be checking them at least every six months for replacement. Depending on all the various factors contributing to the dust accumulation in your home, your air filters might only need to be replaced a minimum of one time every year.
Preserves HVAC Systems
Anything you can do to make your HVAC equipment last longer is a major benefit because these systems are expensive to replace. As noted above, the use of a media air filter helps you prolong the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Using media filters helps keep the equipment’s indoor coil clean. Because a Whole-Home Air Cleaner is thicker with a much larger surface area to trap, capture and remove more dirt and dust then standard air filters, your equipment benefits in the long run as well.
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