Changing Air Filters

Changing your home’s air filters when needed is the simplest and most important maintenance task a homeowner can perform to ensure their home continues to operate in tip top shape. Dirty filters become ineffective at filtering air and will eventually impede air flow. Clogged filters lead to your system taking longer to regulate temperature and will also cause more resistance against the HVAC fan(s).

First, ensure you are regularly monitoring your HVAC filters on a regular basis. When your filters become dirty and clogged, that is your call to action.

Wall | Ceiling | Floor Mounted filters

  1. Temporarily turn off the fan for your HVAC system.
  2. Find and open the latches on the vent to gain access to the filter.
  3. Dispose the old filter.
  4. If your filter is wrapped in plastic from the store, remove it from the packaging.
  5. Place your new filter in. Ensure the arrows on the filter are point into the duct work.
  6. Close it back up and return your fan back to the on position.

In-Unit Filters

  1. Temporarily turn off the fan for your HVAC system.
  2. Open the filter door for your HVAC/Furnace air handler.
  3. Dispose the old filter.
  4. If your filter is wrapped in plastic from the store, remove it from the packaging.
  5. Place your new filter in. Ensure the arrows on the filter point towards the air handler/HVAC/furnace.
  6. Close the filter compartment door and return your fan back to the on position.

Conclusion

You are now equipped with the know how for keeping your HVAC running optimally. By changing your filters when needed you will save yourself money and repair costs for the life of your system. Check out these additional pro-tips:

  • Save the packaging! You can place your old dirty filter into the packaging to prevent dropping dust and debris during disposal.
  • The arrow always points in the direction of the air flow.
  • Have more questions about your unit? Always consult your HVAC/Furnace owner’s manual.
  • Unsure when you last changed your air filter? Write the change date on the filter.

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