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July 20, 2023

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How to Change Your Home Air Filter

Changing your home air filter is a quick, easy way to keep your air conditioner, furnace, or central air system running efficiently. Maintaining a clean air filter can keep your energy costs down and reduce the risk of mold or bacteria growing in your air system. Check your filter at least once a month when it’s being used often, and change the filter at least every 3 months.

Check your unit’s filter every month when it’s in frequent use. If you’re using your air unit on a daily basis — running your air conditioner in the summer, for instance — you should check the unit’s filter once a month. This way you will be able to see if the filter is dirty and needs changing.[1]

  • If you don’t use your air unit frequently, you may still want to check your filter once a month if your household includes pets, smokers, or a large amount of people.[2]

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