***During peak winter and summer months, your HVAC system operates at its highest capacity, and it's recommended that you change your air filter every month. *** Changing your filters on the 1st of each month is an easy way to stay on schedule!
Remember, regular maintenance of your home's cooling and heating system is essential to ensure it operates efficiently.
If your home has an air return vent, locate your air return vent (see above video link for choices).
Turn the unit off. Turning this off prevents the air from blowing dust and grit into your system.
Open up your vent and remove the used filter.
Make sure the Air Flow Arrows are pointing in the directions indicated in the video.
Mark the date you are changing the filter for later reference,
Install the new filter and close your vent.
Turn the unit back on and you're done!
If your home has an air handler or furnace, the air filter can be found within or near the air handler/furnace.
First, turn the unit off (as indicated in the above video link) .
Locate the area which houses the air filter near the air supply and remove the panel.
Then remove the used filter.
Check the Air Flow Arrows and install the new filter. Make sure the Air Flow Arrows are pointing toward the HVAC unit.
Replace your panel.
And finally, turn the unit on.
Enjoy clean air when changing your air filter.
Additional Helpful Tips
Choose the right size air filter. Before buying a replacement filter, check your owner's manual (if it is available) to identify the right number or size of your filter. The size could also be printed on the side of your existing air filter or you can always measure the filter yourself for accurate sizing.
Turn off your HVAC unit. For safety, turn off your HVAC unit before attempting to change the furnace filter. If you can't figure out how to turn off the unit, turn off the breaker.