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Media Air Filter Services in Chillicothe, OH

Air filters play an essential role in your HVAC system’s operation and function. They are designed to capture all sorts of airborne particles and pollutants, things like dust, pollen, and other allergens floating around in your home. Additionally, clean air filters prolong the life of your HVAC equipment. In order to decrease the need for repairs caused by the stress being placed on your HVAC system from inadequate airflow, a result of dirty air filters, homeowners should replace their air filters regularly.

In order to improve air quality and make these filters last longer, a homeowner should consider a media air filter upgrade. If this interests you, Chillicothe Heating & Cooling would be happy to set you up with an air filter or air cleaner that works with your existing HVAC system. Schedule air filter services today!

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Media Air Filter Services in Chillicothe, OH

What is a Media Air Filter?

Media air cleaners are our HVAC systems’ first line of defense when it comes to improving a home’s indoor air quality, and they do an excellent job at that for being a high quality air filter. As indicated, media air filters (which are located inside an air cleaner) are highly effective air filters that trap all sorts of tiny invisible air particles and pollutants in the air. These pollutants include a host of things like mold, pet dander, pollen, dirt, smoke and dust. They are installed on a return duct line on your home comfort system and prevent particulates from entering your home. They last a lot longer than the standard one-inch air filter.

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4 Benefits of a Media Air Filter

Interested in upgrading your HVAC system’s air filters? Learn more about the benefits below:

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High Efficiency, Low Cost

A media air cleaner contains enough air filtering capacity to last for several months without clogging up, preventing airflow, or putting a strain on the air handler. Low air resistance means low energy loss and high efficiency. That means low electricity bills. Regular air filters need to be replaced every 1-3 months, but media air filters can be replaced just once in 1 or 2 years, depending on your HVAC use.

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More effective than traditional filters

A media air filter provides up to 40 times more filtering media than a traditional 1-inch thick air filter.

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Captures pathogens

A media air cleaner captures up to 98% of airborne particles containing bacteria, mold spores, and viruses. These have the potential to cause dangerous and even deadly diseases in humans.

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Captures invisible particulates

As air flows through the cleaner, it traps tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. To give you an idea of how small that is, consider the average thickness of a human hair is between 30 to 100 microns!

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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4 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Not sure if you need to improve the quality of your indoor air? Here's a few tips to determine if you have poor Indoor Air Quality:

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Dust Buildup

If you have dust buildup around your home and the area around air vents, you might have an indoor air quality problem. At the very least, the buildup of pet dander, pollen, dust mites and other particles can be addressed with an air filter upgrade or HEPA filtration system.

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Unusual Odors

Strange odors from chemicals, mold or mildew growth, pest infestation, or the decomposition of dust, dirt and debris on surfaces in the home all indicate indoor air quality problems.
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Air Distribution Inconsistencies

Cold and warm spots are indicative of air distribution problems, which can also result in indoor air quality issues. If your HVAC system isn’t maintaining proper temperature and humidity levels, your indoor air quality is likely suffering the effects of this.
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Mold & Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew growth often come with high relative humidity levels and poor air circulation in the home. A telltale musty smell is often apparent in homes with mold issues, alongside green and black (mold) spots on surfaces, particularly around sinks, tubs, and other areas that are frequently exposed to moisture/water.

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Are you needing to upgrade your home's heating or air conditioning system or need help covering the cost of repairs? Check out our current financing offer! We have partnered with Wells Fargo to offer a credit card to help our customers keep their homes comfortable year-round.

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