Why Your Home Needs the Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

Posted: 2021-10-26

The air you breathe at home is critical to your health and safety. If you have clean indoor air, you do not have to worry about illnesses brought about by airborne contaminants. But if you don’t pay attention to the quality of air that circulates in your home, respiratory illnesses are something you are going to have to deal with constantly.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your trusted HVAC company in Shoreview, MN. We are a leading distributor of air quality products that help purify your indoor air. Some of the state-of-the-art solutions we have include high-efficiency filters and media cleaners, which are effective at eliminating household germs and microscopic pollutants.


Since your filters regularly collect household pollutants, they should be changed periodically, particularly during peak months. By doing so, you keep exorbitant amounts of dirt and debris from accumulating in your furnace or air conditioner (as well as your lungs). When ignored, too much dirt compromises your indoor air quality and can lead to respiratory diseases, allergies, and expensive utility bills. It can shorten your HVAC system’s lifespan, too.

Reasons to Upgrade Your Filters

Contrary to what some homeowners believe, standard HVAC filters (about 1 inch thick), protect your HVAC equipment but they aren’t designed to improve your indoor air quality. While they do take away the visible dirt from your home, but regular filters help very little with regard to air quality for your lungs because they are not specifically created for that purpose.

On the other hand, HEPA filters are far more effective at filtering contaminated air. They can eliminate even microscopic particles like bacteria, viruses, mold spores, cigarette smoke, etc.

Moreover, high-efficiency HVAC filters minimize allergens, respiratory irritants, dust, dirt, and pet dander. They can also create nice-smelling air and help keep your ductwork and HVAC components clean.

Understanding MERV

Every HVAC system is provided with an air filter, but not all filtration systems have the same level of efficiency. Air filters are measure based on their minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) scale from 1 to 16. Anything higher than 16 is considered a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. The higher the MERV rating, the more contaminants a filter can capture. Some filters may even collect certain viruses, in addition to bacteria, mold spores, and cigarette smoke. These filters also reduce allergens and respiratory irritants.

HEPA filters remove no less than 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger from your indoor air. The Department of Energy sets and enforces this gold standard for allergen and airborne particle removal.

HEPA filters help you breathe cleaner air that will allow your lungs and other organs to work better, usually leading to better oxygen absorption by your brain.

Besides improving your indoor air, a whole-home air purification system packed with a HEPA filter helps your furnace or air conditioner run at peak performance. This results in lower energy consumption and extended equipment lifespan.

Features of the Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

Media air cleaners provide you with efficient, premier indoor air quality. They purify your air and keep allergens away so that you can breathe fresh, clean air, which is circulated by your HVAC system.

In contrast to electrostatic air cleaners that can elevate indoor ozone levels, the Carbon Cleaner 16 provides thorough, unmatched filtration throughout your home while reducing ozone, a known lung irritant. Like plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the atmosphere, the Carbon Clean 16 air filter eliminates harmful ozone from indoor air and converts it into clean, healthy oxygen. As part of this natural and efficient purification process, carbon inside the filter that is traded with oxygen reacts with odors and airborne pollutants to neutralize them before circulating back into your indoor air.

• Whole-home filtration with no additional power source
• Industry-exclusive, MERV 16 Precision Pleat media filter - the highest MERV rating possible
• Hospital inpatient care/general surgery level filtration
• Removes over 95% of particles ranging in size down to 0.3 micron
• Removes over 90 percent of bioaerosols like bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms down to .01 micron
• Effective filtration to protect your HVAC system
• Converts harmful ground-level ozone into oxygen

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

To help you better understand filters and indoor air quality, give us a call. We are your dependable Circle Pines heating and air conditioning company.