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           Breathe Easy: Your Guide to Air Filter Replacement

Your HVAC system is the unsung hero of your home, ensuring you stay comfortable year-round. But for it to perform optimally and maintain healthy indoor air quality, regular air filter replacement is essential. In this informative guide, we'll dive into when and how often to change your air filter to keep your home's air fresh and your HVAC system in top shape.

When to Change Your Air Filter:

  1. Monthly: For households with pets, it's best to replace the air filter monthly. Pet dander and fur can quickly clog filters.

  2. Every 2-3 Months: In standard situations, an air filter change every 2-3 months is typically sufficient.

  3. Seasonally: For those with 4" or 5" filter cabinets, changing the filter with the change of seasons can help keep your HVAC system running efficiently.

  4. Filter Indicator: Some modern HVAC systems have filter change indicators. Replace the filter when this light illuminates.

How to Change Your Air Filter:

  1. Turn Off Your HVAC: Always turn off your HVAC system before replacing the filter.

  2. Locate the Filter: The filter is typically located in the return air duct, near the blower or in the furnace.

  3. Remove the Old Filter: Carefully slide out the old filter. Note the direction of airflow marked on the filter frame.

  4. Insert the New Filter: Ensure the new filter's arrow indicating the direction of airflow matches the one on the frame. Slide it into place.

  5. Secure and Restart: Insert any filter clips or door, secure it properly, and turn your HVAC system back on.

Benefits of Regular Air Filter Replacement:

  1. Improved Air Quality: Fresh filters trap allergens, dust, and pollutants, enhancing your indoor air quality.

  2. Energy Efficiency: A clean filter allows your HVAC system to operate more efficiently, potentially lowering your energy bills.

  3. Longevity: Regular filter changes help extend the life of your HVAC system by reducing strain.

When It's Time to Call the Pros:
At Henries Heating and Air, we're always here to assist you. If you encounter any HVAC issues or need expert advice on air filter replacement or any other heating and cooling concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to ensure your home's comfort and air quality. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

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