Air Conditioning Filters
Spring is in the air ... and with it is pollen and other allergens that are finding their way into your home, making you and your loved ones constantly reach for the tissue box and nasal sprays. While the changing of the seasons is in full force, one easy way you can reduce the allergens in your home is by regularly changing your air conditioning filters. Regularly changing your air conditioning filters is not only crucial to improving your home's indoor air quality, but also to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system.
AdvantaClean Air Filter Delivery Service
The AdvantaClean Air Filter Delivery Service delivers the filters of your choice - LiteAllergen, MicroAllergen, or SuperAllergen - to your door every three months. To get set up, simply click the Get Started button, select the number of filters you would like to have delivered, enter your sizes, and choose your filter grade.
How to Change Your Air Filter
Allstate provides the following steps for quickly and easily changing your air conditioning filters:
Turn off the unit.
If you can't figure out how to turn off the unit itself, you should turn off the breaker.
Remove the old filter.
Most air filters are located on the right side of the unit. The filter should easily pull out of its slot in the furnace.
Insert new filter.
There are arrows on the new filter to indicate which side should be facing the outside air. Simply look for the arrows and slide the new filter into place.
To further ensure the optimal indoor air quality of your home, Jeffrey May, an expert on the dangers of mold and other home pollutants and the author of My House is Killing Me, says, "Have your air ducts professionally cleaned at least every couple of years. And be sure to service your heating system, as well, to make it operate more efficiently and cleanly."
More info? For more information on the importance of maintaining your home's HVAC system and ductwork, check out our other post, Air Duct Dangers: Are Your Dirty Ducts Making You Sick?