Southeastern Michigan Property Management Blog

Maintenance Tips – Changing a Furnace Filter

Richter & Associates - Monday, December 23, 2019
Property Management Blog

Did you know a clogged furnace filter can actually stop your furnace from working and raises your utility bill? Keeping the air filter changed regularly (every 3-6 months per the manufacturer’s recommendation) will not only help keep your furnace running but it cuts down the amount of dust in your house, significantly improves the overall air quality and will help lower your utilities bills. 

Below are step-by-step tips to change an air filter.

  1. Turn off the furnace at the thermostat.
  2. Remove any access panels to locate the air filter on the unit.
  3. Remove the old air filter.
  4. Install a new filter of the correct size. Make sure the arrow on the filter points to the direction of the air flow.
  5. Reattach any access panels.
  6. Turn the furnace back on at the thermostat.