Change Your Furnace Filter In Five Easy Steps

You’re sneezing more than usual, and you’re noticing that the dust you just cleaned up an hour ago is back in the same corner – frantically waiving at you like a wacky inflatable arm flailing tube man. Knowing that you could have company at any time, you search for the culprit. While searching, you realize that your furnace filter resembles a dirty wool blanket.

Thinking that this might be the culprit, you look online to find information about how to change your furnace filter, and you land here.

Dirty Furnace Filter

*Sigh of relief* You’ve landed on the right webpage.

Why You Should Be Changing Your Filter Regularly

Before we delve into the five easy steps, it’s important to know why changing your furnace filter is essential. While there are many reasons, the biggest ones are that it allows your HVAC system to operate at its designed performance level and it helps you breathe clean healthy air. And it’s true what they say; not all filters are designed equally. In fact, some filters will allow virtually no dust and airborne particulates in the air, whereas others may let in more. With some filters, you might have to replace them every month, whereas, for others, you will have to replace them every four to six months.

How Long Is My Filter Good For?

Before we delve into the five easy steps, it’s important to know why changing your furnace filter is essential. While there are many reasons, the biggest ones are that it allows your HVAC system to operate at its designed performance level and it helps you breathe clean healthy air. And it’s true what they say; not all filters are designed equally. In fact, some filters will allow virtually no dust and airborne particulates in the air, whereas others may let in more. With some filters, you might have to replace them every month, whereas, for others, you will have to replace them every four to six months.

Clean Furnace Filter

The longevity of your furnace filter will also depend on a few factors:

  • The number of pets you have.
  • The number of people living in your home.
  • How often your heating system fan runs.
  • How often you open your doors and windows.
  • The number of home improvements you’re doing that may involve sanding and construction that will produce airborne particles.

How To Change Your Furnace Filter

Now that you have all this information stored in the back of your brain and have purchased the correct filter for your media cabinet, now we get to the good stuff. Here are five easy steps to replace your furnace filter.

  1. Turn off your furnace.
  2. Locate your service panel (your filter cabinets cover).
  3. Remove the old filter by sliding it out.
  4. Slide your new filter in (Please pay attention to the arrow on your filter. You want this pointing towards the furnace.).
  5. Turn the furnace back on.

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