How to Measure my air filter?
When needing to replace your filter, these simple steps will help you measure the right dimensions. Remember, regular maintenance of your homes’s cooling and heating systems is essential to ensure it operates efficiently. Proper maintenance will keep good air quality in your home, increase the life of your system, and consume less energy-lowering your bills.
Your filters should be changed every 30-90 days depending on the type and efficiency of your filter. However according to Energy Star, filters should be changed every month during peak summer and winter months when your HVAC system is operating at highest capacity.
To measure your filter, follow these steps:
1.Measure Length and Width (LxW)
2. Measure Depth (D)
3 Multiply your measurements Together (L x W x D)
How do I change my air filter?
Step 1: buying a New Air Filter
Before buying a replacement filter, check your owner’s manual to identify the right number or size of your filter – it could also be printed on the side of your existing air filter
Step 2: Turn off your HVAC Unit
For saftety, turn off your HVAC Unit before attempting to change the filter. If you can’t figure out how to turn off the unit, turn off the breaker.
Step 3: Remove the dirty Filter
Most air filters are located to the right or bottom of the unit and should easily pull out of the slot. Although not common, some filters are found in air vents instead. If that is the case, you might need to contact a professional for assistance.
Step 4: Insert your new filter
There are arrows on the new filter to indicate which side should be facing the outside air. The filter should slide into place easilt.