With the spring cleaning season well underway, it's a joy to
open the windows and let the fresh air in!
Taking care of filters in your appliances is one of those
important cleaning tips that help keep the air in your house clean
and fresh for you and your family. Clogged filters can't do their
job properly, and an old filter might actually be circulating bad
air and bacteria.
Vacuum cleaner: Cleaning or changing a dirty
vacuum cleaner filter will improve suction power and can help
eliminate dust particles from the air when you vacuum. Check your
owner's manual for how-to- information.
Furnace: Even though the weather is changing
and the furnace is being used less often, it's still important to
replace filters regularly, usually every season. If you have a pet,
best practice would be to replace your filter every month.
Air conditioner: Air conditioners also have
filters and whether you have central air or a window unit, it's
important to visually inspect the filter and clean it if necessary
before you start using it again. A dirty filter can cause your air
conditioner to malfunction. Remember to follow the manufacturer's
instructions on how to clean or replace the filter.