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How Do I Change My Air Filter?

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?

Changing the 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

At 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.