Air filters are an important component of any heating and air conditioning system. They help to keep the air in your home clean and healthy by trapping dust, allergens, and other particles that can circulate through your HVAC system. But did you know that air filters can also affect the efficiency of your system? Heating and cooling in Kelowna is something that homeowners need throughout the year, so the more efficient your system is, the more money you can save.
When an air filter becomes clogged with dirt and debris, it can restrict the flow of air through the system. This can cause the system to work harder and use more energy to heat or cool your home. As a result, your energy bills may go up and your system may not perform as effectively. On the other hand, a clean air filter allows air to flow freely through the system, resulting in improved efficiency and potentially lower energy costs.
Maintaining the air filters in your heating and air conditioning system is an important task that should not be overlooked. Not only do dirty air filters restrict airflow, leading to reduced efficiency and higher energy costs, but they can also contribute to poor indoor air quality. That's why it's important to regularly change your air filters.
So, how often should you change your air filters? It depends on a few factors, including the type of air filter you have, the level of air pollution in your area, or if you have pets living in your home. As a general rule of thumb, it's a good idea to change your air filters about every three months. However, if you have pets or live in a particularly dusty area, you may need to change your air filters more frequently. Many thermostats also have a “reminder” function that can be set to remind you to change your filter on a set schedule.
Changing your air filters is a simple task that can be easily done by most homeowners.
Here's a step-by-step guide to changing your air filters:
Locate the air filter. In most cases, the air filter is located in the return air duct in your furnace room.
Turn off the power to your heating and air conditioning system. This is an important safety precaution to prevent any accidents or injuries.
Remove the old air filter. Carefully slide the old air filter out of its housing, being careful not to damage the filter or the housing.
Measure the size of the air filter. It's important to purchase the correct size air filter to ensure proper fit and optimal performance.
Purchase a new air filter. There are many different types of air filters available, and we are more than happy to guide you.
Install the new air filter. Carefully slide the new air filter into the housing, making sure it is securely in place. There is an arrow on the side of the filter that represents the flow of air through your HVAC system. This arrow should be pointing towards your furnace.
Turn the power back on to your heating and air conditioning system.
By regularly changing your air filters, you can improve the efficiency and performance of your heating and air conditioning system, as well as the indoor air quality in your home. Don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to change your air filters on a regular basis.
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