How To Change Your Furnace Filter?

Published On: December 15, 2023Categories: Furnaces

It’s essential to maintain your furnace to keep a cozy and efficient home during the winter months. A crucial part of this upkeep involves changing your furnace filter regularly. The HVAC experts at the The Energy Centre explain the importance of changing your furnace filter, how to do it, and how often you should do it. 

6 Steps to Replace Your Furnace Filter 

Swapping your furnace filter is a straightforward process. Follow these steps: 

  1. Turn off your furnace. 
  2. Remove your old filter. 
  3. Determine the type of filter you need. 
  4. Purchase the filter replacement. 
  5. Insert your new filter according to the guide on the filter frame. 
  6. Record the date you changed the filter and when the next replacement is due. 

How often you should change your furnace filter

Depending on the type of furnace filter you use, it should be changed every 1-3 months. Regularly replacing your filter is a simple yet crucial task that can help you avoid expensive and avoidable repairs. However, we know that even if you take care of your furnace, furnace equipment breakdowns can still happen.    

Proper maintenance of your furnace filter is vital for the longevity and efficiency of your heating system. If you encounter any furnace issues or require emergency repairs in Ottawa or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to contact The Energy Centre at 613-746-7000 or visit us online for more information.