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Media Air Filter & Air Filter Replacement Services in Cincinnati, OH

Air filtration is essential in any residential dwelling. Media filters are beneficial if you have multiple people living in the home, animals, or anything in your home that might negatively affect your air quality. In addition to increasing the lifespan of your heating and cooling systems and improving your home’s Indoor Air Quality, media filters help decrease wear and tear on HVAC equipment, making repairs less frequent.

A good air filter captures the most common allergens like dust, pollen, fungi, mold, and pet dander. Your one-inch furnace filter is affordable and allows plenty of airflows. Still, filters that enable too much airflow will allow the accumulation of dust and dirt onto the significant components of your HVAC system. If your HVAC filter fails to trap common allergens, it fails to do its job.

If you want to improve your indoor air quality and help your family enjoy cleaner and healthier air, you may want to look for a high-efficiency MERV 11 or higher filter. A MERV 7 or 8 might be the perfect balance between performance and cost. Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati is committed to providing homeowners in the Greater Cincinnati Metro area with superior home comfort in addition to clean and healthy Indoor Air Quality for all.

4 Benefits of Media Air Cleaner

Here are some ways a media air cleaner improves air quality in your home and is also light on your pocket.

High Efficiency & Low Cost:

A media air cleaner contains enough air filtering capacity to last for several months without clogging up, preventing air flow or putting a strain on the air handler. Low air resistance means low energy loss and high efficiency. That means low electricity bills. Regular air filters need to be replaced every 1-3 months but media air cleaners can be replaced just once in 1 or 2 years, depending on your HVAC use.


These media air cleaners can be fitted in return air ducts or plenums, air handlers of furnaces, whether they are fueled by gas, oil, or electricity.

Captures Invisible Particulates

As air flows through the cleaner, it traps tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. If you want to understand how minuscule a micron is, the average thickness of human hair is between 30 to 100 microns!

Captures Pathogens

A media air cleaner can capture up to 98 percent of airborne particles. These particles also contain bacteria, mold spores, and even viruses, which can cause dangerous and even deadly diseases in humans.

HVAC Financing in Cincinnati

HVAC Financing Options in Cincinnati, OH

It’s never been easier to get the best possible system for your home and pay over a period of time. HVAC system replacement can come as a surprise. We at Five Star recognize this, and that's why we offer different payment plans so you can enjoy comfort immediately, regardless of your budget. And when combined with tax credits, rebates, and online deals, financing makes your family’s long-term comfort remarkably affordable. Buy today and pay over time with HVAC financing in Cincinnati, OH & surrounding areas.

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How Media Air Cleaners Work

Media air cleaners trap airborne particles inside the filter media before they are able to make it into the home’s air supply. The unit is one part of a cabinet. As we’ve noted, they are situated in the return air duct of the forced-air HVAC unit. As the air passes through the ductwork, the air cleaner’s deeply-pleated filter traps these airborne particles before they go back out into your indoor atmosphere, into the air you breathe.

The main 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 about one inch thick. Media cleaners, on the other hand, are four to five inches thick. This thicker form of filtering enables a far more effective and superior air filtration process.

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We at Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati are the real deal. We always strive to leverage the highest quality of services and superior HVAC products at the most competitive price rates in the local market. We strive to offer our customers the most and maintain our Five Star reputation. On each and every job we do, we guarantee customer satisfaction across the board because your satisfaction is our highest priority. We also have a Best Price Guarantee on all the industry’s top equipment, with customer-focused hours.

For residents looking to stay cool during the hot Ohio summers, we have around-the-clock emergency HVAC repair service (365 days a year) as well as affordable A/C installation and air conditioning system replacement. We also have emergency furnace repair (available day and night as well), heat pump repair, furnace installation, and Heating system replacement. We service all brands and types of HVAC equipment, no matter the age! If you’re looking to improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality, we also offer a whole line of products that include humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, UV lights, smart thermostats, and special air filters. This is in addition to the air duct cleaning service we provide for those who suspect their ductwork might need a professional hand.

Do you need to purchase a new residential furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning system but cannot pay all at once? Check out our current financing offer we at Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati offer customers. We also have online deals that can't be topped in the local market. Our service areas include Greater Cincinnati, including Blue Ash, Lebanon, Milford, Monroe, Fairfield, Springboro, and much more. Experience the Five Star Difference today!

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