Changing your furnace filter is important to ensure your furnace is functioning well. Also, having a clean filter improves your air quality and can lower energy bills. However, when the right time to change your filter is can vary depending on a few factors.
So let’s go over how often you should change your furnace filter.
Typically, you should change your furnace filter at least once every 90 days. Depending on how often you use your filter and your lifestyle, you may want to replace it more often. But, if you barely use your furnace, sticking to the general rule of once every 90 days will keep it functioning.
Look For Clues
While the general guideline can work, every furnace is different and you may need to change yours more frequently. If you notice that your furniture gets dusty quickly after you have cleaned, then your furnace could be clogged as dust is not being collected. This can sometimes happen quickly after you have changed the filter as well. Looking at your filter can also help you see if it is time to replace it. If it is grey and covered in lint or dust, then it is probably time to replace it.
It’s Easy To Change
One perk to changing your filter is that it is easy! You loosen the screws around the filter cover if it is located behind a return-air vent or pull the filter out of its slot if it is on the side. It is best to have a garbage bag ready as the old filter will be dirty. After the old filter is removed, insert the replacement filter into the spot. You can also set a note for yourself after so you know when it was replaced last.
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