With warmer weather on the way, this is a good time to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the cooling season. One of the most important tasks to perform during this time is changing your air filter. This helps ensure that your system can run efficiently, and it also improves the air quality in your Portland home by removing filters covered in dust and debris. If you have trouble remembering to change your filter, keep the following tips in mind.
Label the Filters
Write the date that each filter should be changed on the cardboard edge with a permanent marker. When you’re not sure how long it’s been since you last changed filters, just look on these labels to see when you need to replace your current filter.
Create a reminder on your phone, tablet or computer to let you know that it’s time to change your air filter. How often you need to change it depends on the types of filters you use. For example, high-efficiency filters usually don’t need to be changed as often, but this can make you more likely to forget to perform this task. Having a reminder on one of your electronic devices helps ensure that you won’t forget to change filters.
Store Filters in a Noticeable Spot
Having air filters stored in an out-of-the-way spot means you’re more likely to forget about them. Keeping them out in the open, such as on a shelf in your laundry room, can help you remember to change them on schedule. Consider putting a sticky note with the date they need to be changed on them in order to remind yourself.
Make It Part of Seasonal Cleaning
Plan on changing your air filter while doing other seasonal cleaning tasks, such as washing windows in spring or cleaning the gutters in fall. Grouping these tasks together can be a helpful reminder.
If you need HVAC maintenance this spring, please contact Roth Heating & Cooling. We offer dependable HVAC services for Portland homeowners.
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