You’ve been sneezing and coughing for the past two weeks. You’ve also noticed that the dust on the tables and television has been gathering more quickly recently, causing you to dust more often. It finally dawns on you that it’s time to replace your furnace air filters. Actually, you were supposed to replace the air filters in October, but it slipped your mind.
Now, it’s almost January and you aren’t exactly sure what kind air filter you should buy, or even how to properly install it. Luckily for you, Central Indiana’s HVAC leader for over 30 years, Action Air has built a reputation for providing stellar service at a fair and honest price. Today, we’re going to show you how to choose and replace your air filters.
The first thing you’ll need to do is to determine the size of your air filter. If you have an old one, you may be able to tell by looking at the sizing information on the air filter itself. However, consult your furnace owner’s manual if you want to be absolutely sure that you’re buying the correct size filter.
Filters that are not the correct size will either not fit, or may not stay in place, once they have been installed. For example, if the user manual says you need a filter that is 16x25x1, you will need to purchase a filter that’s that exact size. The last number is the width.
The next thing you’ll need to do is to determine which air filter will work best in your home.
Generally speaking, air filters last between 30 and 90 days of use. The packaging should tell you how long your new air filer is good for, but they should be changed at least every three months.
It’s important to not let your air filters go longer without being changed. Dirty air filters will send the dust and allergens right back into your home and will also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, costing you more money on your energy bill.
While these DIY tips should help you change your air filters and keep your indoor air quality great, the best way to ensure your system is in peak condition is to schedule regular maintenance checkups with a qualified HVAC professional. If you want to have the peace of mind and security that comes from knowing Central Indiana’s most trusted HVAC company is taking care of your system, call the experts at Action Air at (317) 585-8981, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment today!
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