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How often do you change your HVAC Air Filter?

HVAC Air FilterWhen was the last time you changed your HVAC air filter? Have you ever changed it? Do you even know how often you should change your HVAC air filter?

Believe it or not, the Average Home should have its HVAC air filters replaced every three months. This will not only help make your HVAC system more efficient (saving you money on your heating and cooling bills), but it will also improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home.

Meanwhile, families with pets, smokers, or allergies should replace their air filters monthly.

How to Replace your HVAC Air Filter

  1. Buy a new HVAC filter. If you are unsure what size filter you need, skip ahead to Step 2 and take the filter with you to your local hardware store. An employee will be able to help you find the right filter for your HVAC system.
  2. Turn off the HVAC system and remove the air filter, which is most likely located where the main air duct connects to the unit.
  3. Slide the new air filter into place. Make sure the filter is facing the right direction.
  4. Turn the HVAC system back on.

Professional HVAC Maintenance from Fresh Air Concepts

Regular HVAC maintenance is the best way to extend the lifespan of your system and ensure it is running at peak efficiency. While most homeowners can perform simple tasks, such as replacing their HVAC air filter, most HVAC maintenance should be handled by a professional HVAC technician – like the ones at Fresh Air Concepts.

Whether your heating and air conditioning system is new or old, lack of proper maintenance by a licensed and qualified HVAC contractor is one of the leading causes of malfunctioning equipment and high operation costs. Fortunately, Fresh Air Concepts offers several maintenance plans to help extend the useful life of your system.

If you have any questions about HVAC Maintenance, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Fresh Air Concepts has won the prestigious Carrier Corp. President’s Award winner for the 7th consecutive year, becoming one of only four Factory Authorized Dealers nationwide to receive this award seven years in a row.

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