How to Replace the Air Filter in Your Home
Learn how to replace the air filter in your home or office AC or furnace with Air Filters Delivered. You can watch our video tutorial to see how it's done or follow our step-by-step guide in the video transcript below. We want to make learning how to replace the air filter in your house as easily as possible.
Why Is Replacing The Air Filter Important?
Proper maintenance of your AC and furnace will assure good air quality in your home, increase the lifespan of your system, and consume less energy, resulting in lower bills. Your filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days, depending on the type and efficiency of your filter. During peak winter and summer months, your HVAC system is operating at its highest capacity, and it's recommended that you change your air filter every month. Remember, regular maintenance of your home's cooling and heating system is essential to ensure it operates efficiently.
How Do I Change My Air Filter?
How to install your air filter
Air Return Vent or Air Handler/Furnace
If your home has an air return vent, locate your air return vent.
Turn the unit off. Turning this off prevents the air from blowing dust and grit into your system.
Open up your vent and remove the used filter.
Make sure the Air Flow Arrows are pointing toward the HVAC Unit.
Install the new filter and close your vent.
Turn the unit on and you're done!
If your home has an air handler or furnace, the air filter can be found within or near the air handler/furnace.
- First, turn the unit off.
- Locate the area which houses the air filter near the air supply and remove the panel.
- Then removed used filter.
- Check the Air Flow Arrows and install the new filter. Make sure the Air Flow Arrows are pointing toward the HVAC unit.
- Replace your panel.
- And finally, turn the unit on.
Enjoy clean air when changing your air filter every 60-90 days.
Additional Helpful Tips
- Choose the right size 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. Or measure the filter yourself for accurate sizing.
- Turn off your HVAC unit. For safety, turn off your HVAC unit before attempting to change the furnace filter. If you can't figure out how to turn off the unit, turn off the breaker.
Now that you know how to change your air filter, what are you waiting for? Shop by size or build your own with custom measurements today!
Other Frequently Asked Questions Related to Changing Furnace Filters
How often should I change my air filter?
Frequency of replacement depends on a few key factors – number of pets in a household, location, size of your home, allergies, and time of the year. Get a better estimate with our replacement guide!
How can I improve my indoor air quality?
Air quality can be improved through proper ventilation, frequent filter changes, and more! Get your cleanest air yet with our quick tips.
How can I dispose of dirty air filters?
Unsure how to dispose of your old air filters the right way? We've got you covered with a step by step process!
For any other questions, check out our helpful tips!