How To: Change Your Air Filter

Ensuring clean and efficient air circulation in your home is vital for your well-being. One simple yet crucial task you can do is changing your air filter regularly. Follow these easy steps to maintain a healthy living environment: 

 

 

Why Change the Air Filter? 

  1. Improved Air Quality: A clean filter traps dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, enhancing the indoor air quality for you and your family. 
  2. Enhanced HVAC Efficiency: A clean filter allows your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to operate more efficiently, potentially saving energy and extending the system’s lifespan. 

 

When to Change the Air Filter: 

  • Every 1-3 Months: Most filters need replacement every 1 to 3 months, but this can vary based on factors like filter type, household size, and pet ownership. 
  • Check Monthly: Inspect the filter monthly, and change it if it looks dirty or clogged. 

 

Step-by-Step Guide: 

  1. Locate the Air Filter:  Find the air filter location; it’s typically near the return air duct or furnace. 
  2. Turn Off the HVAC System: For safety, turn off your HVAC system before attempting to change the filter. 
  3. Remove the Old Filter:  Slide out the old filter carefully. Note the airflow direction marked on the filter frame. 
  4. Check Filter Size:  Ensure you have the correct filter size. The size is usually printed on the edge of the existing filter. 
  5. Insert the New Filter:  Slide in the new filter with the arrows or airflow direction facing toward the blower motor. 
  6. Securely Close the Filter Compartment:  Close the filter compartment securely, ensuring no gaps around the edges. 
  7. Turn On the HVAC System:  Once the new filter is in place, you can safely turn your HVAC system back on. 

 

Tips: 

Stock Up on Filters: Keep a supply of replacement filters on hand. 

Consider High-Efficiency Filters: High-efficiency filters can capture smaller particles but may need more frequent replacement. 

Changing your air filter is a simple yet impactful task that contributes to a healthy and comfortable living environment. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us. 

Breathe easy!