How to Change A Furnace Filter, Easily.

As a homeowner, people automatically assume you know how to fix leaky faucets, clean vents, clear drains, change furnace filters and all the other wonderful responsibilities of being a homeowner. To be honest, it was almost 6 months into my new home that I realized there was so much to learn. When a friend of mine (who's also a recent homeowner) came up to me and said, “Hey, you must know how to check your furnace filter. How do I do it?” I laughed to myself.

After debriefing my friend of HVAC maintenance, we skimmed the internet for “how to change a furnace filter.” It turns out my friend’s furnace filter needed to be replaced, due to his lack of knowledge and expertise, he now knows to check his furnace every 2–3 months to make sure the furnace runs at it’s peak efficiency. It’s also one of the easiest home maintenance tasks to do: I found a handy video that shows you step-by-step and great how to articles.

Here’s how to change a furnace filter in 3 easy steps:

  1. Remove the existing filter. The filter size will be printed directly on the cardboard frame of the filter. Take note of the dimensions before heading to your local department store.
  2. Purchase a new filter that is the exact same dimensions. Also, take note of the arrow that appears on the frame, this tells you which direction to face the filter relevant to the direction of the air flow.
  3. Install the new filter! (That was easy.)

If you suffer from dust or pollen allergies like me, you would benefit greatly from changing the filter more often or purchasing a higher level filter for a better and more improved filtration.

If you’re experiencing any issues with your furnace and need a professional to inspect your furnace, I highly recommend Aire One’s 24 hour emergency line for furnace repairs. Aire One offers a rush emergency service call for just $49! Furnace and air conditioner breakdowns happen, but whatever the problem may be they have 150 of the best technicians with fully stocked trucks to help you.

Got any questions? Let me know.

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