How To Change Your Air Filter

Quick Reference: How To Change Your Air Filter

Before you begin, you will need to find where your air filter is located. Air filters are typically located near the air handler unit in your basement, attic, garage, or by your thermostat. They can also be found behind a vent grill on the ceiling or a wall in your home.

Air filters come in different shapes and sizes. Take a photo or write down the measurements of your current air filter so you purchase the correct size! Once you have the correctly sized filter, follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Turn your HVAC unit to OFF.

Step 2. Remove the filter grill from the unit and slide the old filter out. You may want to wipe off any visible dust on the grill.

Step 3. Slide your new filter into place! An arrow on the filter will show you the direction that air should flow through it. The air should flow away from the return air duct and towards the air handler unit.

Step 4. Turn your system back on! How easy was that?

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Why Change Air Filters Frequently?

Changing your air filter regularly (every 3-6 months is recommended) is important for the air quality of your home.  This is important because:

  • An inefficient air filter can restrict airflow causing certain areas of your home to not get the air or reach the temperature they need
  • It can also increase your utility bill by making your system work harder and pump more air
  • You can cause mold or bacteria to form around the old filters