Changing Your Dirty HVAC Filter

Dirty HVAC Filter

Changing Your Dirty HVAC Filter

We frequently discuss how to change the air filter in your HVAC system, but we seldom specify HOW. You are aware that the filter must be changed frequently. You are aware that it will contribute to keeping your home’s air healthier and cleaner. You are aware that changing your air filter on a regular basis will increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. And you are aware that a clogged air filter might result in system failure and expensive repairs. Let me now explain how to alter your filter.

  1. Find your filter. Is it inside the furnace cabinet? At the return air opening? Or in your duct work?
  2. Remove the old filter
  3. Ensure you have the correct filter size for the new filter. Length x Width x Depth. If there is not an existing filter with a printed size, grab a measuring tape and measure the space for the filter, rounding up to the nearest inch.
  4. Place the new filter where you removed the old one pointing the printed arrow towards your furnace and in the direction your return air is coming into your unit.

You’re done! Once you know where your air filter is and how to replace it correctly, changing your air filter isn’t that difficult. However, give us a call at 785-341-4193 if you run into any problems or if you’re still stuck on Step 1 and we’ll send one of our professionals out to help you out and get your HVAC system back on track!

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