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Changing your air filters is an important part of maintaining your AC unit. It also helps reduce your energy consumption as well as helps keep the air clean.
All in all it’s an important task of owning or even renting a home!
If you have never changed an air filter before don’t worry it is a simple task.
First of all you need to purchase the correct air filter.
Before you try and change the filter make sure your HVAC unit is off! This is for your safety! If you can't figure out how to turn off the unit itself, you should turn off the breaker.
Figure out where your air filter is. It is more than likely located on the right side of the unit. Take out the old filter (you will see how dirty it is, then realize how important it really is to change them).
Now insert the new air filter that you purchased into the same place the old one was. Many air filters will have arrows telling you which side to face toward the outside air.
Changing your filters should be done often. The filters in your home usually need to be changed once a month or once every three months depending on the type of filter you're using. You should check the product information on the filters for the manufacturer's suggested frequency of change.
How often you change it can also depend on where you live and how often you use your HVAC unit.
Just remember that having dirty air filters can dramatically reduce a system's efficiency. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
It is very important to keep them clean and to keep up on changing these air filters.
If you still aren’t able to figure out how to change your air filters or aren’t sure how often to do it please contact us today!
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