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How to Install Air Filters?

The air filters in your home determine the freshness of incoming airflow as it pumped in from the outside. The air coming in goes through the filtration process that absorbs and traps any harmful particles from entering your home. The filter starts to become covered in layers irritants and allergens. Soon, the filter is going to inevitably need replacing. You can install air filters around the house safely and quickly in a few easy to follow steps.

How to Install Air Filters in a House

An air filter in the ventilation system of your home may require that you use a ladder to reach it. You can use the owner’s manual to find where exactly the filter is in a system. Once you find the filter replacing it only requires a few steps:

Remove the protective covering to access the filter underneath.

Use a screwdriver to remove any screws or clips holding a filter in place.

Carefully remove the old filter. The filter should be put in a sealed bag to avoid any of the trapped contaminants or allergens from being re-released back into the air.

You be able to install the new air filter. The replacement air filter needs to be of similar size to the old one or their will be installation issues. You can see the filter size you need on the old filter’s cardboard edge.

Place the filter in and be wary of the arrows dictating which direction the filter needs to face.

Once you install the new filter, put the screws and clips back into place.

Cover the filter back up and turn on the system for refreshing, clean air.

How to Install Furnace Filters

A new furnace filter will prevent dirt and debris from hitting the blower fan and spreading throughout your home. The installation process is simpler than that of ventilation air filters. You must first turn off the furnace and wait for it to cool down in order to prevent injury. The only requirement needed is that you open the furnace up and slide the old filter out. You can place the new filter in, but be sure that the arrows determining airflow are set in the right direction.

New furnace filters need to be a similar size to the old ones. The filter size you need is on the cardboard edge of your current furnace filter. Once the filter is in place, you may turn the furnace back on.

Replacement Air Filters

We offer replacement air filters for both a ventilation systems and furnaces of all shapes and sizes. You will find that replacing air filters has never been easier with such a variety of filter sizes in the quantities you need. You will be able to see the filter sizes you need by reading the numbers off of the cardboard edges found along your old installed filters. The filters you order may have different qualities as well depending on your price range.

The standard Filter King filter model is able to block airborne irritants, contaminants and allergens in the air. However, the recommended Premium filter model is able to block out basic airborne intruders and more. When you buy the premium model, you block out:

  • Dust
  • Dust Mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Smoke
  • Mold

How Often Should You Install New Air Filters?

The air filters you use become dirty at a rate dependent on both environment and quality. For homes in areas filled with pollutants and allergens the filter will need more frequent replacing. Air filter quality also determines just how efficient the filters are at keeping indoor air quality high. High quality air filters keep indoor air quality clean but require more frequent replacement.

MERV Rating and Air Filter Efficiency

The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating measures filter efficiency and ability to block out dirt and debris. Filters for the average home have average MERV ratings to balance ability and efficiency. The standard Filter King filter model ranks at an 8, the premium model at 11. The higher the filters MERV rating the more irritants they trap, meaning the more frequently they need changing.

Have Air Filter Replacements Delivered to Your Door

We offer new air filters in several sizes to fit furnaces and ventilation system alike. The Filter King subscription service even has us deliver the correct filters straight to your home on a monthly basis. Contact us today to stop worrying about your air filtration needs and start breathing in worry free.

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