How to Change Your Air Filter

We all work to protect our big investments. We get the oil changed in our car and have our computer kept up-to-date with the latest technology. So, it’s a no-brainer that we should take a small amount of time to check and change our air filters once a month in order to avoid a costly AC repair down the road.

Here at On Time Elmer, we know the importance of changing your air filter in peak months. It’s a small task compared with the huge discomfort that comes with an underperforming or failed AC system.

How to change your filter

  • – Locate the return air shaft
  • – Open the grill
  • – Remove the old filter
  • – Replace with new high-efficiency filter (Make sure that the air flow arrow is pointing inward towards the vent – just remember to put the side with the metal facing upwards.)

Now that you see how simple changing your filter is, it’s time to make it a habit.

If you’re tech savvy:

  • – Set a recurring monthly event in the calendar app on your cellphone or computer for the first of the month.
  • – Save a picture of your current air filter on your cellphone to make finding the correct replacement easier.

Other ways to remember to check your filter:

  • – Sync it up with other important tasks like paying bills or giving your pet their monthly heartworm preventative.
  • – Write it down ahead of time in your planner if you use one.
  • – Have a monthly home improvement day. Add a new filter to the list of things you need to keep your home running efficiently.

Start the healthy habit of monthly air filter changes. It’s worth the lower bills, higher efficiency and cleaner air.

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