Let’s talk about the most affordable, yet most overlooked maintenance item that when neglected, causes the greatest damage:
Changing air filters on a regular basis will not only lead to improved air quality, but also an increase in energy efficiency. This will save you a quick buck on energy bills, but more importantly, it will extend the life of your AC unit.
Change Your HVAC Air Filters Yourself
A dirty filter will restrict airflow into the unit, which can burn up your fan motor and lead to a multitude of serious issues. To avoid this costly mistake, be sure to replace your filters every 90 days.
When selecting replacement filters you’ll want to keep two things in mind:
- Make sure you have the correct size. To identify the correct size, you can simply check the current filter and get a new one with the same dimensions.
- Grade of the filter. Denser filters will remove more dust, pollen, and other particles from the air in your home, but they’ll cause more strain on your unit.
If you’re unsure which filter is right for your unit, consult an HVAC professional.
Once you’ve got your new air filter, it’s time to replace the old one.
Step 1: Turn off Your HVAC System
Step 2: Remove Your Old Air Filter
Step 3: Place the New filter in Place of the Old Air Filter
Step 4: Turn Your HVAC System Back on and Enjoy Your Fresh Air!
Remember, be sure to replace those air filters on a regular basis. Your AC Unit will thank you!
Check out this DIY tutorial on YouTube.