What is the correct way to put in a furnace filter?
Slide the new filter in with the arrow pointing toward the furnace. Replacing your air filter is not difficult. Remember that air flows from your ducts, through the filter, and into the furnace. The arrow on the filter should always point toward the furnace.
How do I stop my furnace filter from bending?
Remedy 1: Use A Furnace Filter Metal Frame/Bracket
These metal brackets contains a metal/cardboard frame around the edges and a wire mesh onto the pleats. The frame holds the filter itself on a static position, where the mesh prevents the pleats to bend towards the motor.
Does furnace filter need to be sealed?
Your furnace will be pulling humid, dirty air directly into the blower compartment. That is not a good thing at all. That’s why we recommend closing the space around your filter with something like the FilterLock by Allergy Zone.
Does the arrow point up or down on an air filter?
Air filters have arrows printed on the sides of them that show you which way they are supposed to be installed. These arrows should be pointing in the direction that air flows through your system, which is away from the supply ducts and (typically) toward the blower.
What happens if I put my air filter in backwards?
By installing your filter backwards, air will have a harder time flowing through the filter and your air handler will have to work harder to make up for the loss of airflow. This could lead to higher utility bills and possibly damage your furnace or air conditioner.
Which way does the airflow in my furnace?
If you are looking at a furnace filter, find the arrow that indicates the proper air flow direction. That arrow must always face toward the furnace and away from the return duct that carries the air in need of heating or cooling.
Which way should air filter face?
To properly insert a new filter, look for the arrow! The arrow on your filter should always face the unit and away from the return air duct that carries the air that will be heated or cooled. HVAC systems push the cool or warm air out and pull spent air in, recirculating the air throughout your home.
How often should you change air filter in house?
Here are averages that may help you know how regularly you should get a new air filter at your residence: Vacation house or one occupant and no pets or allergies: every 6–12 months. Ordinary suburban home without pets: every 90 days. One dog or cat: every 60 days.