Air filters are one of the most important components of your air conditioning
system, yet they are often neglected! In order to achieve the best possible
air quality in your home, you need to change your air filter once per month. Luckily, changing
the air filter in your home is an easy task you can do yourself.
Why Should I Change My Air Filter?
air filter regularly poses numerous benefits. For starters, regularly changing the
air filter can promote good indoor air quality. Air filters are responsible
for catching dirt, dust, pollen and even harmful bacteria. However, when
the filter isn’t regularly changed, your system has to work harder
to provide clean air. Regular filter changes are also an easy way to extend
the life of your HVAC system. While the average
HVAC system should last about 10 to 15 years, you can shorten the lifespan of your
system by not changing the filter.
Change Your Air Filter in 5 Easy Steps
Turn off the power supply – Before changing the filter, turn off the power supply to your
air conditioning system. Turning off the system is a safe practice and
will prevent dust from getting into the air conditioning unit.
Locate the filter – Locate the air filter inside of your home. All air conditioning
systems have an air supply and an air return, so the filter will likely
be located in the return air duct. Once you’ve located it, remove
the metal covering and carefully remove and discard the old air filter.
Choose a new air filter – Not all air filters are created equal! Before replacing an old
air filter, make sure the new air filter you’ve purchased is the
correct choice for your system. Good air filters will be able to collect
dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores and more!
Replace the old filter – Replace the old filter by inserting the new filter in the same
position as the old one. Most air filters will have arrows and simple
instructions to help you with replacement.
Replace the cover – Before turning your air conditioning system back on, replace the
metal cover over the air filter.
Call the Professionals at Phoenix Air
Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC, we care about your home’s comfort, which is why we advise changing
the air filter in your
air conditioning system once per month. If you need any assistance with choosing the right air
filter for your home, don’t hesitate to ask the professionals at
Phoenix Air. To learn more about all of the great services we offer,
contact us today.