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When it comes to home heating and cooling systems, air filters play an essential role to the function of our comfort equipment in addition to the quality of our air. Air filters are designed to trap, capture and filter out all sorts of airborne particles and pollutants — things like pet dander, pollen, dust and other airborne allergens floating around in a dwelling. Additionally, clean air filters lengthen the lifespan of your home heating and cooling systems. Therefore, in order to reduce the need for furnace and air conditioning repairs from the strain of poor airflow caused by dirty air filters, homeowners need to check and change their HVAC systems’ air filters regularly.

If you’d like to improve your air quality and make your air filters last longer, we suggest upgrading to a media air filter. If this interests you, our team members at Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling would be happy to set you up with an air filter or air cleaner to use with your current HVAC system. Schedule air cleaner services today!

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Studies say the air we breathe in modern dwellings can be up to five times as toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a way of taking care of it through a host of processes the average person isn’t aware of. When you consider how tightly insulated most homes and workplaces are intentionally made in order to keep treated air inside, it becomes clear why HVAC experts and health officials recommend for homeowners to consider certain indoor air quality products to work with their heat pump, central air conditioner or heat pump.

All too often household air pollution can’t get out because modern dwellings are sealed airtight. In the confined spaces of a modern home or work environment, indoor pollutants can get trapped without proper filtration or the circulation of outdoor air. Even with the HVAC system’s air filter, often these pollutants are merely recirculated. Sometimes, getting a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier makes a world of difference, in addition to UV Lights and other air filtration products.

If air pollution is present indoors, short-term health implications can surface after a single exposure, or multiple times being exposed; it can irritate the nose, the eyes, the throat, and the skin. Or, it can cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness.

In the worst possible situations, officials say, long-term exposure to certain kinds of indoor air pollution can cause heart disease, respiratory illness and even cancer. Because of things like this, testing is important.

With it being such a serious concern, we at Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling advise homeowners to take certain measures to safeguard their health and the health of their loved ones against indoor air pollution. We also recommend keeping humidity in optimal range and regularly having preventative maintenance performed on your HVAC equipment.

Dependable Air Filter Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH

What is a Media Air Cleaner?

When it comes to improving indoor air quality and protecting equipment, media air cleaners are an HVAC systems’ first line of defense. Media air cleaners do an excellent job at cleaning air and are considered a high quality air filter. As indicated, they trap all sorts of tiny invisible air particles and pollutants in the air. These pollutants include a host of things like dust, dirt, mold, pet dander, pollen, smoke and other particles. They are installed on a return duct line on your home comfort system and prevent particulates from entering your home. Media air cleaners last much longer than the standard one-inch air filter, which isn’t nearly as effective.

How Media Air Cleaners Work?

Media air cleaners are a cabinet which is positioned in the return air duct of the forced-air HVAC system. As the air passes through the HVAC system, the media air cleaner filters and traps airborne particles inside the filter media before they pass back into your indoor atmosphere.

The biggest difference between a media air cleaner and a standard or normal air filter in an HVAC system is the size. Standard, or conventional, air filters are usually only an inch thick. Media cleaners, however, are four to five inches thick. This thicker filtering allows more effective and superior air filtration.

Media Filters Vs. Standard Air Filters

Constructed out of loosely woven spun-glass fibers, most houses with forced-air furnaces use the standard furnace filter, which is designed to keep the HVAC equipment and its ductwork clean. Because of their minimum quality, these standard air filters don’t really do much to improve indoor air quality. Homeowners looking to improve indoor air quality should 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.

Dependable Air Filter Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH

Replace Your Media in Your Filter Frame Box in 5 Steps

A filter frame box saves you money on media replacement because instead of having to replace the whole box, which is a hassle, you can replace the accordion-style media, which is a relatively short and easy process.

When you purchase the filter frame box, it will arrive with media already inside it. Nevertheless, eventually, you’ll have to replace it. Below we include a few simple steps for replacement. This video also explains the process.

Step 1

Remove the media filter frame box from your HVAC. However, before doing this, make sure you turn off all power to your heating or cooling unit. Doing so is safe and also makes sure that you don’t get particles or dust in the system if it were to kick on while you were replacing the media.

Step 2

Look for the four tabs on the filter frame box. Switch these to open up, permitting the sides of the frame to go down. This will give you access to the media for removal.

Step 3

From there, the old media easily comes out and can be thrown away.Due to their design, these are much easier to get rid of because they aren’t as bulky, and you can fold them up and throw them away.

Step 4

Uncoil the new media so you can insert it into the filter frame. The end of the new media with cardboard should fit snugly into the first channel on the filter frame. Matching the old media, place one fold per base on the filter frame box. After this, there are only two accordion filters that fit several different frames. Because of this, you might have more folds than you do channels. If you do, it’s not a problem. If you have extras, you can bunch up any extra folds into one channel. It’ll still work fine.

Step 5

After you have inserted all the folds, lift the sides of the box so you’re able to reattach to the new media. Flip the tabs back in place to secure the media. When this is done, you’ve successfully replaced your media!

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Why Choose Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling?

When it comes to anything related to a furnace or an air conditioner, or any sort of HVAC system, one call does it all when you reach out to Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling. Our home heating and cooling heroes have the prices you want, the HVAC services you need and the comfort you deserve. We offer heating when you need it and cooling when you want it — with services available around the clock.

We go to great lengths to help homeowners in the Miami Valley. We understand the importance of finding and hiring an HVAC company that’s reputable, that does the job right, does it fast and does it at friendly and affordable prices.

Because this decision affects your home finances on top of your comfort and health, it’s important to find an HVAC company that understands your needs and one that will walk you through the often troubled waters surrounding problems with home comfort equipment, a company that’s qualified, honest, reputable and fully insured. It’s also important to make sure you’re doing business with a professional that’s NATE-certified, and has a proven track-record of customer care and customer satisfaction.

At Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling, our service is second to none. Over the years, our customers have consistently given us positive feedback in support of our superior Five Star reputation. We are members of the Five Star Family. Because of this, we encourage new customers to verify our positive reviews and ratings for themselves. This should be done before hiring anyone to work on your valuable HVAC equipment.

We guarantee customer satisfaction above all else across the board. We have 24-hour emergency HVAC services 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. We service, install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment (heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners) utilizing cutting-edge technology. If you have us to come out to your residence to work on your HVAC system or install a new home heating or cooling system, you are treated with the utmost professionalism, care and friendliness by an employee of ours who’s state-certified and who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond the state’s requirements. The reason we screen our employees like this is because we want to make sure we are sending you the absolute best the local HVAC industry has to offer.

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