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AHMKAR Tip:

Schedule your filter changes to coincide with another regular household activity, such as paying a monthly bill or giving pets their flea and heartworm treatments. You’ll be less likely to forget if the two activities are linked in your mind. Set a reminder on your cell phone .

AHMKAR Tip:

Buy furnace filters several at a time, so you’ll always have one handy to make changing convenient. Our Ahmkar filters are conveniently packaged in 4’s or you can purchase a whole box of 12.

Home air filters ­ also commonly called “furnace filters” ­ keep the coils and heat exchanger on the heating and air conditioning system clean. Dirty coils make the system work harder which also increases energy costs, so keeping the filter clean helps prolong the life of your HVAC unit and will even lower you energy bill.
Of course, the filters also clean the air that you and your family breathe and will help improve the overall HEALTH of the household. The variety and amount of particles in your home’s air will depend on how many people and pets live in the house and what types of activities go on there. People with allergies, asthma or any respiratory issues should be extra diligent about keeping home air filters clean.
The most important thing to remember about home air filters is to change them regularly. Even the highest-quality filter can’t do its job right if it’s clogged with a thick layer of particles it’s been filtering from the air. Different filters are meant to be changed at different intervals, but once a month is a common time frame after all cleanliness equals frequency, the more often you clean it the cleaner it will be. Brand new homes, as well as homes where there is remodeling or construction renovation is going on, will need more frequent filter changes to compensate for the extra dust and residue in the air.