When's the last time you changed out the air filter in your HVAC system? If it's been a while, or if you can't quite remember the last time you performed this critical task, today's the day to not only put this chore on your list, but to set up a regular schedule for filter maintenance. Air filters are only useful when they're employed as they're designed to be. Here's what you need to know to keep your air filter clean and your HVAC system safe.
Why You Should Change Your Filter Regularly
Air filters need to be replaced regularly. Failing to do so can have serious consequences like:
When to Change Your Filter
Air filter replacement differs according to your lifestyle. In general you should follow these guidelines for replacing your filter:
How to Change Your Filter
Changing your air filter is a simple process. Follow these steps for a painless replacement:
For further instruction on caring for your HVAC system, contact Arpi's Industries, Ltd., the plumbing and heating company of Calgary.
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