How to Change or Clean a Furnace Filter

Monday, September 30, 2013

Do you remember “How To” projects in school?  Let’s see… I learned how to make play dough in 4th grade in order to teach my fellow classmates.  In high school I gave a presentation on how to tie nautical knots.  I remember learning how to make banana bread, paint a room, and even hotwire a car from various peers throughout the many “how to” projects of my school years.  I am not sure how many of them actually stuck but they were entertaining nonetheless.  I am here to give you one more:  “How to Replace or Clean a Furnace Filter.”

1.  Turn off the furnace from the main circuit breaker in the house or the power switch on the furnace.

2.The filter is usually found near the blower, and it is a square/rectangle type mesh device.

3.Remove the filter out from the furnace.

4.Now wash or replace it. 

5.If the filter is a re-usable filter, use a hose to wash it and put it back, but not until it is dry.

6.If it is a disposable filter, replace it with a new one.  Before buying the new filter, be sure to measure the old one, so you know what size to get.

Cleaning or changing your furnace filter is incredibly important for the maintenance and the efficiency of the furnace, so be sure to do it on a monthly basis (unless otherwise directed)!  Questions?  Contact A.B. May.