All furnaces have a filter. This is true for furnaces in different kinds of residences, including mobile homes. You need to change the filter regularly to facilitate smooth airflow and keep the heat circulating. So, how often should you change a mobile home furnace filter?
How Are Mobile Home Furnace Filters Different?
Like other homes, mobile homes may have an electric or gas furnace. The ductwork in mobile homes, though, is typically narrower. In addition, the furnace filters are also installed at the grill. This differs from conventional furnaces, which have a separate compartment between the ductwork and furnace for storing the filter.
How Often Should You Change the Filter?
Like any other filter, change it out according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Usually, this is every one to three months. You will need to change the filter more frequently if you have pets, or if someone is a smoker. More frequent changing is also necessary if an occupant has allergies.
How to Change a Mobile Home Furnace Filter
Always follow the instruction on the filter package. Generally, the process is as follows:
- Switch off the furnace’s power supply.
- Access the filter, which should be within the metal grill.
- Remove the existing filter and dispose of it.
- Install the new filter. The filter’s frame should have arrows indicating the right way to insert the unit.
- Reinstall the grill.
- Switch the furnace back on.
If the furnace has a filter compartment, open it to access and replace the existing filter. Also, open the blower panel to wipe away dust. Contact a professional servicer if you don’t know how to do this.
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