Media Air Filters

Media Air Filters Services in Madeira, OH

The air filters we use for our HVAC systems have come a long way in recent years. In fact, the media air filters of today offer homeowners superior air filtration at a fraction of the cost. Madeira Heating & Air offers residents in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area the best prices on media air filters and media cabinets. If you’re using the typical one-inch-thick air filter that HVAC units usually come equipped with, you should know that filter is not doing anything to improve air quality and your indoor air quality might not be as good as you need it to be. Because the standard fiberglass HVAC air filter doesn’t actually improve indoor air quality, but instead only protects equipment, you need something more to improve your home’s air quality. To improve your indoor air quality and ensure optimal health, you need something more effective.

As your local air care experts in the Greater Hamilton County area, we at Madeira Heating & Air are happy to offer the best deals on air filtration systems you can count on to optimize your indoor air quality.

Media Filter vs. Standard Filter

What is the difference between the one-inch air filter and a media filter?

The biggest differences between the standard air filter and a media filter is the size and effectiveness. Media air cleaners are installed as cabinets. Our air care experts position them in the return air duct of a forced-air HVAC system. Media filters improve indoor air quality drastically by effectively filtering pollution out of the air. Standard filters are only one inch thick and, as we noted, they don’t do anything to improve air quality. Standard air filters only protect the HVAC equipment. That’s all. Media air cleaners use filters that are 4 to 5 inches thick while the standard air filter is an inch. This much thicker filter is what provides far more air filtration

We at Madeira Heating & Air offer indoor air quality solutions from top brand names, with products like the Honeywell Whole House Air Cleaner and the Aprilaire Air Purification System, among others.

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Whole-House Air Cleaner Deal

With a name like “whole-house air cleaner,” you can bet this product delivers superior indoor air quality throughout the home. Madeira Heating & Air offers homeowners in the Madeira and Greater Cincinnati area the best deals on the highest quality whole-house cleaners.

If you’re ready to take advantage of our special online offer for air cleaning to improve your home’s air quality and promote ideal health and well-being, you should call us today! This offer won’t last forever and our prices can’t be beat. Your local indoor air care experts here at Madeira Heating & Air are the company to call. We are your local one-stop shop for anything related to residential air quality as well as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. We remain committed to home comfort, air quality and most importantly, customer satisfaction. 

Benefits of Media Air Filter Installation

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Saves Money on Home Heating & Cooling

Who doesn’t want to save some hard-earned cash on heating and air conditioning? Media air filters enable you to do just that! In addition to upgrading your indoor air quality and saving you money, media filters and air cleaners help you keep your HVAC equipment cleaner at a cost that’s less than a portable air purification system, an electronic air purifier or any other air purification product using filtration. These air quality improvements increase your HVAC system’s efficiency and help lower your utility costs.

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The Media Filter Lasts Longer

Your home heating and cooling experts at Madeira Heating & Air suggest replacing these high-performance accordion air filters one time per year at least. Nevertheless, homeowners need to check the filters at least once every 6 months for additional air filter replacement. Depending on all several factors contributing to the dust accumulation in your home, these air filters might only need to be changed once a year.

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Protects HVAC Equipment

As we’ve noted, media cabinets protect the HVAC equipment. Anything you can do to make your HVAC equipment last longer is a major money saver because HVAC systems are expensive to replace. As noted above, the use of a media air filter helps you prolong the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Using media filters helps keep the equipment’s indoor coil clean. Because a Whole-Home Air Cleaner is thicker with a much larger surface area to trap, capture and remove more dirt and dust then standard air filters, your equipment benefits in the long run as well.

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Filters & Removes Household Air Pollution

With a media cabinet installed in your HVAC unit, the filter continuously removes all kinds of particles, pollution and indoor allergens while they pass through the system. These impurities can lead to respiratory conditions and other health-related issues. In addition to the nice health benefits, removing this stuff out of your air supply cracks down on dirt and dust that would otherwise build up in the home. 


How to Change and Air Filter

How to Replace Your HVAC System’s Air Filter

Changing your media air filter is an easy process. For starters, media air filters come with the media filter already inside of the cabinet. However, eventually, you’ll need to replace it because if it gets clogged, it’s hard on your HVAC system. To help you through this simple process, your friends here at Madeira Heating & Air outline a few simple steps below. Additionally, this short video also explains the process. 

Step One

Take out 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 Two

Find the four tabs on the filter frame box itself. Turn these to open up, allowing 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. Because of 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 Three

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 Four

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!

3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Keep Up With Maintenance

Keeping up with preventative maintenance services is essential for not only equipment longevity and lower heating and cooling costs. It’s also essential for home comfort and optimal indoor air quality. In fact, being proactive with your HVAC systems enables the equipment to run more smoothly and do its job effectively like it’s intended and designed to. Being proactive always pays off in the long run and seasonal maintenance always improves indoor air quality.

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Invest in Better Air Filters

Changing your HVAC system’s air filters regularly is one of the most fundamental parts of owning one. Most homeowners know this. What many do not know is that the standard air filter, which is the one-inch fiberglass air filter, usually does nothing to clean the air or improve indoor air quality. It’s merely intended to protect the equipment only. This means investing in a better air filter could go a long way in your home at improving your indoor air quality. If you have anything compromising your indoor air quality, this is something you should definitely consider.

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Invest in an Air Purifier

Investing in a household air purifier from Madeira Heating & Air is a great option when you’re looking for the most cost-effective method for improving your home’s overall air quality. Air purifiers help home heating and cooling systems by removing dirt, mold spores, pet dander, dust, pollen, and other pollutants floating around in your home. This makes air filters last longer and while reducing the stress and strain from poor airflow caused by dirty air filters. Air purifiers also kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms while removing strange odors and chemicals in the air.

General Air Filter Questions & Answers

How long are media air filters good for?

Media filters last much longer than traditional filters, which need to be checked on a monthly basis. In general, an air cleaner like this can last up to a year. They offer far cleaner air in the home and they’re able to filter out smaller particles without restricting the system’s airflow. On average, a media air filter is good for up to six months to a year before they need to be replaced. Nevertheless, we suggest doing a visual inspection of your air filter regularly. 

Are media filters worthwhile investments?

The typical standard air filter used in a residential HVAC unit isn’t actually designed to improve indoor air quality. To do that and effectively improve residential air quality, media air cleaners are one of our more popular solutions for homeowners. Media filters are installed in an HVAC unit between the main return duct and the blower cabinet. These air cleaners are made with a pleated, paper-like material that is able to filter household air far more effectively than standard air filters. Experts say they are seven times better than that standard one-inch air filter.

Do media air filters improve air quality much?

If you’re looking to improve your indoor air quality for any reason, media filters are your HVAC system’s best defense against all sorts of household air pollution. They do an exceptional job at offering homeowners much cleaner air and are considered one of the highest quality air filters available for homeowners on the market. Media air filters remove harmful particles and air pollution, allergens, dust, smoke, mold and more. They work best when used in conjunction with functional HVAC equipment and proper household cleaning techniques.

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Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing

Your local heating, cooling and air care experts here at Madeira Heating & Air have longstanding relationships with a wide range of creditors, lenders and respected financial institutions that we partner with to help you through the process. Our job is to help you maintain optimal home comfort year-round and make manageable monthly payments to pay for your new HVAC equipment. We understand how sometimes home comfort can’t wait here in Ohio.

In short, our furnace financing, heat pump financing and A/C finance options are second to none.

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