Chief’s Corner: Importance of replacing HVAC system filters | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Chief’s Corner: Importance of replacing HVAC system filters

NLTFPD Chief Mike Brown

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Chief’s Corner” is a regular feature in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza from North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown, offering information, tips and education material on fire safety, emergency preparedness and other pertinent topics.

With the recent smoke we experienced over the past several weeks, as well as timing of seasons changing, it’s a good time to think about changing your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system filters.

Clogged and dirty filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, also referred to as an HVAC System, can cause the heating and cooling ventilation system to work harder than it should have to, which can ultimately cause higher energy usage and higher energy costs for your home.



• Locate the filtration or service panel where the filter for your ventilation system is held.

• Undo the panel cover fastener and open up the panel to expose the filter.




• Remove the old filter and measure the exact dimensions of your current filter so you can use these measurements to purchase a new filter.

• Once you have the new filter at home, slide the new filter into the slot or location where the old filter was located behind the panel.

• Secure the panel cover so that the panel is back in place.

In order to maintain optimal energy usage, replace the filter in your HVAC System on a monthly basis during high energy use seasons, such as mid-winter and summer months, and be sure to check it about every two to three months during seasons when your heating and air conditioning system is used less frequently.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User