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When and How to Replace Your HVAC System Air Filter

When should you replace your HVAC system filter?

Change your HVAC system air filter every 3 months.At a minimum, you should replace your HVAC air filter at the start of every season. Since Fall just arrived, now is a good time to inspect your filter so your heating and cooling system can continue to operate safely and efficiently.

There are many different types and sizes of air filters that you can buy at your local store. Our recommendation is to purchase a high-quality air filter that can remove mold, pollen, dust, and other unseen air particles.

Confused about MERV and which air filter would be best for your home and family? Filters with higher MERV ratings are suggested for those sensitive to allergans. Watch this video for a quick tutorial on the different types of air filters available.

How to replace your HVAC air filter.

This is a really simple process that everyone can do. And remember, you should check and change the filters every 3 months if you are using pleated filters and on a monthly basis if you're using a basic polyester filter.

1. Turn your heating and cooling system off and remove the cover off the air return.

2. Remove your old air filter and insert the new one making sure the arrow on the filter is facing in the correct direction.

3. Put the cover back on and restart your HVAC system.

A clean air filter helps your HVAC system to run more efficiently and keeps the air in your home clean. Find out more about how you can improve your indoor air quality here.

Need to schedule your annual safety check and maintenance? Find your nearest dealer here.

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