Regularly changing your air filter is probably one of the most important things you can do when it comes to your HVAC system. Since they’re mostly out of sight, many homeowners forget to do this regularly until they notice a problem and have to call an AC repair service. It’s actually very simple to do and will only take a few minutes of your time. In today’s post, Mechanical Technologies gives step-by-step instructions on changing your air filter and also explains why it’s so important.
Changing your air filters will help you stay cool in the summer and warm during the winter. It helps your HVAC system run as smoothly as possible which in turn translates to a lower electricity bill.
Air filters are responsible for trapping dust and dirt and prevent them from circulating around your home which can cause allergies and sinus congestion. But, over time, this accumulation of dust builds up and can get clogged which hampers proper airflow. Most air conditioner service companies recommend that you change your filters at least once every 90 days. Most HVAC systems have filters that need to be replaced but there are filters available that are washable and can be reused.
First, you need to turn off your HVAC system and remove the access panels to get to the filter. After that, it’s as simple as taking out the old filter and replacing it with a new one but be sure to pay attention to the arrows on the sides of the filter so that you know that they are facing the right direction. Once this is done, replace the panels and fire up your HVAC system and enjoy the properly filtered air.
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