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It’s the New Year, but many of us are still suffering from colds, allergies, and other upper respiratory problems. If you’ve been stuck inside during the winter break with your kids, you probably know what I’m talking about.
I myself came down with a cough just before Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t until just before the New Year that it finally subsided. Now it only acts up as I go between the freezing temps outside and the warm indoors. My lungs are still adjusting to that transition this winter. Mark also had ‘the cough’ but seems to have gotten over it just after I did. It got so bad, though, and many we knew seemed to have it, that we started calling it the Indiana Croupe.
Now is the time to check your air filters! I recently found Filter Snap, and love the idea of it. Instead of me trying to remember when we changed the air filter last, I’ll only have to think about it when my new filter arrives on the doorstep. I get to choose how frequently I want to change my filter, and then it’s a set and go type of thing. My air stays clean, and there is one less thing I have to think about.
When my first filter arrived, I had Mark show me how to change it. This has to be the easiest thing to change ever. I mean I thought changing the car air filter was a breeze, our home filter has it beat. I originally thought I’d be giving you a DIY on how to change your air filter today, but it’s just too easy.
- Locate your furnace.
- Open it up.
- Remove old filter.
- Replace with the new filter.
- Close the furnace.
Say what?! If you still need help, send me a pic of your furnace and I’ll walk you through it from there. I promise you can’t mess this up, even if you are the kind who usually calls others to help you. I’ve been in your shoes, I just happened to marry a very handy husband who teaches me cool things like this.
Guess what, I’m going to leave you with one more piece of home cleaning advice today. Whenever you change your filter, take a walk around the house and look at all your air vents too. This is a great time to give them a good dusting. I personally prefer to use my vacuum with the brush attachment. This makes sure that all the dust collecting on them is sucked out of the vent instead of dropping into your air system.
How often do you change your air filter?
The recommended length is every 3 months. However, if you have more than one pet or severe allergies it is suggested to change it closer to every 1-2 months. On the flip side, if you own a vacation home, your filter only needs to be changed every year. That’s what makes Filter Snap another awesome company because you set how often you receive your new filter. They have options from every 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months!
23 thoughts on “Start the New Year with a Clean Air Filter”
Hi, Adelina! This is such a great idea! It’s so easy to forget to change the furnace filter, isn’t it? And it’s not just the air quality issue – dirty filters make your furnace less efficient, so failing to change them is going to cost you more, too. Definitely something I’ll want to check out. Sharing this on my FB page. Thanks for the info!
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Your article is very informative and clear steps to follow! Nice one.
Hi Adelina, thanks for this useful advice on changing the air filters. I was not aware about how to change the air filters before reading your blog. But these tips really helped me. Thanks once again!
I really should change my air filter. The Filter Snap you mentioned is really worth it. Thanks for the tips 🙂
Exactly how I feel. LOL. I will change it asap too, thanks to this article.
FYI, If you are buying a air filter, be sure to buy a carbon filter. Other filters can not filter out gas and odor.
Hope this helps 🙂
I see. So that was the problem all alone. So if I change the filter of my air purifier will it be able to remove odor? I hope it does.
Thanks for sharing such wonderful information. a little advice from me for those who are wondering which air filter ould be great for them. H13 medical-grade HEPA filter is best if you want to get rid of mold, spores, and mildew. For smokers, i will suggest a carbon filter for absorbing cigarette smoke and other bad smells in the house.
I have 3 pets at this moment and I am trying to follow your guidelines. Thank you very much for your informative article. 🙂
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Thanks for sharing this great hacks with us.
Thank you very much for your great information. My product is related to health as an Air Purifier plus Air Sterilizer which generates millions of negative ions are released every second from home air ionizer, effectively purifying and removing harmful odor, PM2.5, PM10, bacteria, and viruses.
Is it possible to clean my air filter with soap and water?
Thanks Adelina for the timely tips. I will definately give Filter Snap a try!
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I was looking for an easy way to change my air filter and I found this great guide. The website is very informative and helpful, especially the step-by-step guides on how to do a lot of things. For example, changing your oil or installing new parts in your car. This is really useful information that can help you save money when it comes time to do those tasks!
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Thanks Adelina for sharing
I love looking at the before and after of the air filter. It looks brighter when you clean it
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