Yes. Basic air cleaners can 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 in your street is only good for keeping the really big 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, are determined to 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.
Choosing the right air filter for indoor air quality keeps pollutants in check and promotes a healthy environment that leads to better health further along.
Remember: Chief / Bauer 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 enjoy the comfort of your home with the highest indoor air quality possible.
Call Chief / Bauer Service Experts in Champaign today at 217-689-2469 and start taking steps toward improved indoor air quality.