Austin Media Air Cleaners by Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Yes. Basic air cleaners are able to filter some of the dust, dander and pollen in your home, emphasis on “some.” But... media air cleaners are more effective when it comes to air filters, at a 95% efficiency level. Picture it this way: the sewer grate by your home is only good at preventing the larger branches from being sucked down by the rain water. The same goes for smaller particles…you know, the ones that would be good to prevent from flowing through your HVAC system to the entire house: allergens, chemicals, some odors, etc. Basic 1” air filters might as well be the size of a sewer grate as far as their stopping power. Media air cleaners, on the other hand, can get the job done. The active surface of the media air cleaner filter is bigger than the basic, coming in at 10 inches. Basic air filters have to be replaced each month, while media air cleaners typically last up to half a year. Choosing the right air filter for indoor air quality keeps pollutants in check and maintains a healthy environment that helps develop better health as time goes on. Remember: Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Our professionals will replace your sewer grate, er, your basic air filter, with a media air cleaner, so you can relax knowing you have the finest indoor air quality possible. Call Strand Brothers in Austin today at 512-596-1257 and let our experts chat with you about improving the air quality in your home.