How often should air handler filters be changed?
every 90 days
Generally, most air filter manufacturers and HVAC companies recommend changing your air filter every 90 days, or 3 months. That can change based on where your home is located (ex. dusty, dry climates), if you have any pets, and the age of your system and equipment.
What is a cartridge air filters?
Cartridge air filters have a rigid frame and aluminum dividers that help the filters hold their shape under difficult operating conditions, such as variable air volume, turbulent airflow, repeated fan shutdown, high temperatures or humidity, or intermittent exposure to water.
Does an air handler need a filter?
Taking care of the filter is one of the most important things you can do for your air handler. Clean or change your air filter at least once a year to ensure proper air flow and better indoor air quality. Locate your air handler filter. It may be behind the bottom panel of your indoor unit, or there may be two filters.
Is there an air filter in the air handler?
The air filter is typically located at the point where the return duct enters the air handler. Larger houses often have more than one HVAC system. Each system will typically have at least one air filter. Therefore, your home may have air filters located at the air handler AND in the returns.
What happens if you dont change your air filter?
The air filter keeps dust and other debris from circulating through your HVAC system. If the air filter fails to do this, not only will the debris pass through and start clogging your HVAC system, but it will also end up circulating through your home along with the air that your system circulates.
What happens if you dont change AC filter?
If you don’t change your AC filter, it will begin to fail. It will no longer be able to filter the air properly, letting dust and contaminants get into the AC. Dust jams the moving parts of an AC such as fan motors and valves. Airflow is restricted which creates a strain on the system.
What chemical’s are you protected from if you are wearing a respirator with a cartridge that has a black banded color?
Respirator cartridge (3M 6009) for protection against mercury vapor and chlorine. This cartridge has an indicator that progressively changes color (from yellow to black, 1-2-3-4) when it is exposed to mercury vapor.
How do you clean an air handler filter?
To clean your HVAC filter, first turn off your heating or air conditioner. Locate your HVAC unit’s service panel, and open it to find the filter. Clean the filter with running water, such as your sink or garden hose. Allow your HVAC filter to air dry completely before reinserting!
Do Trane air handlers have filters?
Trane Air Handler Filter Location The trane air handler filter is usually located in the return air duct or blower compartment before the return air reaches the trane air handler. This allows the filter to clean the air coming from your house before it enters the Trane AC unit.
How do I change my HVAC air filter?
Changing your HVAC Filter
- Shut the HVAC unit off.
- Remove the access panels to get to the filter.
- Remove the old HVAC filter.
- Insert the new HVAC filter. Be sure to pay attention to the arrows on the sides of the filter.
- Close the access panels and turn the HVAC unit back on.