Heating and Cooling

Your Essential Guide To Media Air Cleaners

Home is where the heart is and, unfortunately, where airborne contaminants lurk. Even in the cleanest home, indoor air is likely full of microscopic allergens and contaminants triggering many health problems including allergies and respiratory problems.

As we stay indoors for longer periods and keep our houses tighter for better efficiencies, we are keeping more contaminants inside than ever before. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air indoors, where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time, can be more polluted than even urban city smog. Indoor air quality is threatened by a combination of contaminants generally including dust mites, pollen, dander, mold and smoke annoying to breathe and hazardous to your health.

What is a Media Air Filter? Media air filters can be the first line of defense in improving your home’s indoor air quality. A media air filter essentially creates a physical barrier to trap particles impacting the air quality.

How do Media Air Filters Work? A media air cleaner is similar to a cabinet placed in the return air duct of the forced air system. As air passes through your HVAC system, airborne particles are trapped within the filter media before ever reaching your indoor atmosphere.

What are the Advantages of Media Air Filters? Unlike other types of more traditional filters, a media air cleaner can effectively trap up to 100 times more airborne contaminants without affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system. These systems, in addition to being up to 40 times more efficient than traditional 1″ filters at trapping airborne particles such as dust, pollen, dander, mold, spores and other contaminants, are noise-free and require little maintenance.

Indoor allergens can have a serious impact on our health. The impact can be felt most heavily on the very young, older adults and people with a cardiovascular or respiratory disease. The EPA reports the threat from indoor concentrations of some pollutants is growing due to factors as energy-efficient building construction lacking sufficient ventilation as well as increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides and household cleaners.

The media air cleaner can be an excellent choice to combat these serious health threats affecting you and your family every day. As you strive to achieve optimal health for your family and consider ways to improve your indoor air quality, Stiles Heating & Cooling can help. We have been in the HVAC business since 1974 and, as a family-owned and operated business, we place a strong emphasis on your family’s health. Our certified and experienced technicians can assess the best options for your unique home and make affordable recommendations. We also specialize in preventive maintenance to keep your current heating and cooling system working at its best as well as installation of new units and emergency repair.

Contact Stiles Heating & Cooling today for a consultation.

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