Changing the air filter on your furnace is quite the straight-forward process that can be taken care of by the furnace owner rather than an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C worker, that being said, there are some steps to follow and there is nothing wrong with going over them if you are unfamiliar with even this straight-forward, yet essential way to increase the performance of your furnace, but once you find the filter, whether it is located in the intake or in the furnace itself, check to see how dirty or grimy it is.
- You will entirely be able to tell instantly whether it’s excessively dirty, however as a general rule, if it’s absolutely opaque and there’s no light filtering through, it undoubtedly needs increasing! You need to make sure your furnace is turned off absolutely before you change the air filter.
You need to also make sure that your filter is facing the right direction when you install itâ€¦ Problem with avoiding increasing your air filter is straight-forward, when the air filter is restrained up and dirty, your air handler has to toil harder to heat your beach house because it is fighting against the blockage. This can rack up your energy bill something fierce! Your heat exchanger may honestly well shut down altogether because of the stress, and your beach house will not be adequately heated as a result! Changing the air filter for your furnace is the first defense against high energy bills, inefficiency, and wear and tear, but do whatever you need to do to remind yourself to constantly change out the air filter on your furnace and you will be honestly cheerful you did!