How to Change or Clean Your Air Filters

How to Change or Clean Your Air Filters


Cleaning or replacing your air filters every 1 to 2 months is an important part of keeping your system running at peak efficiency. It can also help prolong the life of the system. If you’re not sure how to change or clean your filter, this handy guide will help.

#1: Locate the air filter.
Turn off your system before you get started. Then, locate the filter. For most AC units, it’s where the intake grill is. This is where the air is brought in for cooling and treating. IT should be easily visible.

#2: Remove and replace the filter.
Depending on the type of system you have, you will either need to replace the filter with a new disposable one, or you will need to remove the filter and clean it. Check your system’s manual to determine what filter you need for replacement. If the filter is easily washed, you can simply rinse it with hot, soapy water, then let it dry.   If you are not sure what size or type of filter you need, our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning is glad to help answer any questions you have.

#3: Turn the system back on.
Once the new or cleaned filter is in place, close the system and turn it back on. It should work well and begin transmitting cleaner, cool air into your home! If you notice any different sounds or smells, this isn’t normal, and your system may need a professional look. Don’t try to diagnose anything yourself or try disassembling anything, as this could cause further damage or void your system’s warranty, if you have one.

Clean air filters help your system last longer and will help with better indoor air quality in your home or office. Contact us today for any questions or to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment.

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