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One critical part of taking good care of your heating and air conditioning unit is to change the air filter regularly. It will help you keep your home at a more comfortable temperature, prevent excess wear and tear to your unit and help you maintain your warranty. If you don't know what size air filter you need for your heating and air system, however, it could be tricky to change it. Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can determine the air filter size for your unit. Follow these tips so that you can purchase the right ones.
1. Check the Filter Itself
If your heating and air unit already has an air filter, you may be able to pop it out to find out the air filter size. Some air filters have their sizes printed on the side.
2. Measure It
Air filters are sold based off of their measurements. If you can't figure out the size of air filter that you need, use a measuring tape to carefully measure the width and length of your air filter or your heating and air conditioning return. Then, bring this number along with you when you head to a home improvement store to find a properly-sized air filter.
3. Check the Manual
If you're like many people, you may have thrown away the manual that came with your unit. If you didn't, you should take a look at it; along with giving you the information for the proper air filter size that you need, you can also find valuable information about taking care of your unit, such as how to replace the air filter and how to otherwise properly maintain your heating and air conditioning system.
4. Ask a Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Professional
Consider having a heating and air conditioning repair professional, like A/C Repairs, Inc, come out to your home. He or she can change your filter for you, tell you which size you need and show you how to replace it in the future. Plus, it's a good idea to have your unit inspected for repair issues and maintained to help keep it in good condition.
If you don't know what size of air filter you need for your heating and air conditioning unit, you obviously will have a tough time changing it. Luckily, these are four different ways that you can find out which size you need.