How To Replace Your Air Filter And Guarantee Your Home’s Air Quality and Family’s Safety
Maintaining a clean and healthy home is important, especially if you want to keep your family safe and healthy. One of the simplest ways to do this is by regularly replacing your home's air filter.
As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes replacing your air filter when it’s needed. You may think that it seems like too much trouble but in fact, replacing your air filter is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
Of course, each brand may have different ways to remove and replace air filters, but this guide will show you the basic steps to doing it yourself. When in doubt, always check your manufacturer’s manual.
Replacing Your Home’s Air Filter In Four Easy Steps
Replacing an air filter is easy and only takes a few minutes. It's a pretty easy process and only takes a few steps.
Keep in mind that these steps may vary depending on the type of air filter you have in your home. So be sure to consult your owner's manual
First, you will need:
A new air filter that’s rated and sized for your home’s HVAC system needs
A screwdriver (If your air filter is accessible from the outside of your home)
Rubberised safety gloves (Optional)
Locate your home’s air filter. If you're not sure where it is, consult your owner's manual. However, you should be able to find it in the return air duct.
Remove the old air filter. Be careful not to touch the actual filter surface with your hands. This can cause dirt and other particles to become trapped in the pores of the filter. This defeats the purpose of replacing the air filter in the first place.
Install your new air filter according to the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure it is seated snugly into the air filter housing.
Finally, turn on your furnace or HVAC system and check that the new filter is functioning properly.
Replacing your home’s air filter is an important step in improving indoor air quality. Not only will it trap and keep airborne particles from causing allergies or respiratory problems, but it can also help increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
But if you find that replacing your air filters has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.