A ducted heating system is vital to ensure that your home stays warm all winter. It, however, usually malfunctions if not properly cleaned. 

So, what can go wrong with a dirty filter? And how can you change it?

The Importance of Regular Filter Cleaning 

There are many reasons why a dirty filter can cause serious issues. One of these is that it restricts air movement within the unit, making it difficult for heat to get through a dirty filter easily. Leaving it uncleaned can cause you to be paying more on your heating bill than you would otherwise have to.

It can also exacerbate skin and respiratory allergies if you have one. Usually, it is because the air flowing through the filters can also be dusty which can cause you to feel sick in your own home. So, changing it can help to improve your quality of life as well as your bottom line.

Now, not all apartments or homes have central cooling or heating. As a result, they generally do not have filters like these. However, if you have a heater or air conditioner that blows out air, you can be sure that it comes with a filter.

Can I Do It Myself?

Yes, you can! In fact, it is probably one of the cheapest and easiest home maintenance tasks that you can do yourself.

It is important that you do this about every three months. But it would not hurt if you would also do a monthly check up. Doing so ensures that your ducted heating and/or aircon is in tip-top shape.

To do it, turn off the air and the heat first. Doing so prevents any excess dust from being sucked directly into the heating unit, which can cause a bunch of issues.

If you do not know how to turn it off, however, check the unit’s manual. If you are extremely confused, then simply reach out to a professional and have it inspected. The experts will be able to tell you what to do in order to turn it off.

How Do I Change the Filter?

Changing the filter is very easy. All you have to do is remove the top off of the filter and then take the filter out. If you are worried, make sure that the heater has cooled down before removing the filter. But usually, there is no issue with this.

Once you take it out, you should be able to see what size filter you will need. Each ducted heating and air conditioning unit has a different size filter. So, find the one that is right for your home, which is usually able to be bought at any home improvement store, and just slip it in.

Put the top back on, and you are done. It is an easy way to increase the lifespan of your ducted heating and A/C as well as ensure that you are getting the most out of your money. It is a simple fix that helps in the long term.

Keeping your ducted heating system’s filter is important. Not homeowners, however, have spare time to keep it clean all the time. If you are too busy to do it yourself or you simply do not know how to clean and change air filters, then contact Level Plumbing Canberra at 6188 6088 instead. 

We will help you keep your heating system running smoothly all year round.