San Antonio Media Air Cleaners by Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air 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. Think of it this way: the sewer grate by your home is only good for keeping the larger branches from being sucked down by the rain water. The same is true for smaller particles…you know, the ones that would be wonderful 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 when it comes to their stopping power. Media air cleaners, on the other hand, will get the job done. The active surface of the media air cleaner filter is bigger than the regular, 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. Using the right air filter for indoor air quality keeps pollutants in check and maintains a healthy environment that helps develop better health down the road. Remember: Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air 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 enjoy the comfort of your home with the best indoor air quality possible. Call Aramendia in San Antonio today at 210-404-4233 and let our experts chat with you about improving the air quality in your home.