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Media Air Filters Services in Newark & Heath, OH 

If you have the standard one-inch air filter common to all HVAC systems, you should know your air filter isn’t doing anything to improve your indoor air quality. In fact, those standard air filters aren’t even intended to improve air quality. They only protect the equipment. If you have that standard filter, you probably need something extra to purify your indoor air supply and we at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling are here to help. 

Of the various air cleaning products available on the market, the media air filter is one of the most effective air purification products at the most affordable price. Made of a deeply pleated material that is similar to paper, media filters are at least 7 times more effective than the standard air filter. Upgrading to a pleated media filter will cleanse your home’s air supply and remove everything from insecticide dust to flu viruses, germs, pollen, dust, and more. 

If you’re interested in hearing more about this product we offer at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling to improve your air quality and make your air filters last longer while providing a healthy breathing environment for everyone in your home, we suggest giving us a call today. You consider upgrading to a media air filter installed by Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling.   

Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling is committed to your home comfort, air quality, and most of all satisfaction. We are a member of the Five Star Family and have team members standing by that 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! 

Media Filter vs. Standard Filter

In short, size and effectiveness. A media air cleaner is essentially a cabinet that is fitted in the return air duct of HVAC systems that use forced air. They improve air quality by filtering the air. Standard filters are an inch thick and do little to improve air quality. They merely protect the equipment. As such, media air cleaners are four to five inches thick while the standard air filter is an inch. The thicker filter allows for more and better air filtration 

Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling offers indoor air quality solutions from top band names with products like the Honeywell Whole House Air Cleaner and the Aprilaire Air Purification System, to name a couple. 

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Benefits of Air Filters 

Heating and cooling savings

Who doesn’t like to save a little money when it comes to their heating and cooling costs? Media filters from Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling enable you to do just that! You can improve your home’s energy savings by keeping your HVAC system clean at a cost lower than  portable air purifiers and electronic air purification. Additionally, indoor air quality improvements increase your HVAC system’s efficiency and helps reduce utility costs.  

Removal of air pollution

Installed into your residential heating and cooling system, media air cleaners continuously trap and extract particles, pollution and indoor allergens that can cause all sorts of respiratory problems and other ailments when left alone. As an added bonus, removing this stuff from your air supply helps reduce dust. Having less dust building up, your home will look and feel cleaner. 

Protects the HVAC system

Homeowners can increase the lifespan of their HVAC system by having Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling install a new media filter to the indoor coil clean. A Whole Home Air Cleaner and a media filter is thicker with a larger surface area to capture dust and remove more dirt. They are much better than standard air filters. 

Reduce maintenance

Our experts at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling suggest replacing indoor air filters that use this type of high-performance accordion air filter at a minimum of one time each year. To start, we suggest checking your filters every six months for replacement, and then depending on factors contributing to your home’s dust accumulation your filters could only need to be replaced for a minimum of once a year. 


Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing

It can be expensive to replace and install home HVAC units. However, paying for repairs and work needed for your older equipment can be even more expensive. If you currently have outdated, inadequate HVAC equipment, we offer budget-friendly options to help optimize your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilation.

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How to Change an Media Air Filter 

Media air filters come with the media filter already in it. However, eventually, you’ll have to replace it. Below we include a few simple steps for replacement.  

This short 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. 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 3

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 4

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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General Media Air Filter FAQ

Are media air filters worth it?

The standard air filter used in most HVAC systems does nothing improve the indoor air quality. Improving air quality requires a media filter from Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling. Media filters get installed between the blower cabinet and main return duct. They are made with deeply pleated, paper-like material that filters air. Media air cleaners are 7 times better than a standard filter at removing dust and other particles. 

How long do media air filters last?

Media filters provide cleaner air by filtering better without restricting air flow. Usually, media air filters last for 6 to 12 months. Having us at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling ensures they last longer. It’s a good idea to perform a visual inspection of your air filter regularly.  

Do media air cleaners make a difference?

In short, yes, they last longer when installed by a professional like Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling. Research shows media filters remove harmful particles from rooms and other indoor spaces, especially allergens, smoke, and mold. Regardless, air purifiers always work best when used in conjunction with proper filtration and home cleaning techniques.