It’s important to replace your furnace’s filter roughly once every three months. This helps to keep your furnace running efficiently. If you’ve never changed it on your own, don’t worry. It’s a pretty simple procedure.
Furnace Filter Replacement Instructions
The first thing you do is turn your furnace off. Optionally, you can disconnect all power going to your furnace during this procedure.
Next, identify where exactly the filter on your furnace is. To do this, remove the cover on the front or side of the furnace.
You’ll do this by simply pulling “up” in most cases.
If you have any issues at all, we have a tremendous amount of experience helping people all over Bend with their furnace. At Mountain View Heating, we are more than happy to assist you.
In addition, you can check the furnace manual. It may show you exactly where the filter is located.
The very next step after you locate the filter is to determine if the filter actually needs to be changed.
You’re going to want to see if your filter has a plastic frame. If it does, you just have to rinse it off in your tub or sink. You do not need actually to change it.
If it does indeed need to be changed, you will want to see what size your furnace filter is. Look at the filter itself, and the size is usually written there on the old filter. If, for some reason, it is not, go ahead and measure it carefully.
How to Remove the Old Filter and Install the Replacement
You’re now ready to remove the old filter. As you remove it, look at it carefully for an arrow. This arrow on your old filter is the “airflow arrow.” You want to see which way it’s pointing. This is because you will want the airflow arrow on your new filter to point the same way, which is facing toward your furnace.
Go ahead and insert your new furnace air filter into your furnace.
That’s it! You’re done!
Here at Mountain View Heating in Bend, OR, we’re proud to be a family-owned HVAC company that cares about customers. We’ve done comprehensive work for residential and commercial customers for over 35 years. We provide services related to air conditioning, heat pumps, indoor air quality, and furnaces. Contact us today for any additional information.