How to change your HVAC filter

HVAC furnace and filter
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Some tasks around the house are so simple that there’s almost no need to call in a professional to do them.

Changing your furnace filter — what people also call their HVAC filter — is one of them.

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Easy tutorial on changing your furnace filter

Of course, we should note that regular changes of this filter are included in most HVAC maintenance plans. That means about twice a year, an HVAC repairman will come to your home to check your system, give it a tune-up if necessary and change the filter for you.

That’s all well and good, but if you want your system to really operate at peak efficiency between semiannual tune-ups, you’re going to want to change your filter yourself every three months.

And now you know how to do it!

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Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo is director of content for He has co-written 2 books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.
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