Many models of HVAC units come equipped with their own permanent filter, as opposed to the replaceable cardboard ones that you may be accustomed to. The disposable ones can simply be replaced every few months, but the permanent variety must be cleaned out manually.
These bulky pieces of equipment – at first glance – can be intimidating, but fear not, the expert technicians here at Hanna are here to give you a quick primer on how these filters can be easily maintained so that your HVAC unit runs at peak efficiency.
It’s ultimately quite simple, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you with whatever you may need.
To start out, you’ll need two things: the filter, and an air compressor. A mask may come in handy, too, if you have a sensitivity to dust. You may have already cleaned a filter with water from a hose, but this method is preferred since you no longer have to wait for it to dry before placing back inside your unit.
If you don’t own your own air compressor – there are plenty who don’t – you can take your filter to the nearest gas station and use the one there; cleaning your filter will take less than a minute.
To put it simply, you just need to blow it out. Use the air compressor nozzle to get into all your filter’s nooks and crannies. At first, it’s going to kick up plenty of dust and debris, so make sure to point it away from you, even if you are using a mask. Blow the air from many angles to ensure it’s as clean as can be. Eventually, the dust will fade, and you’ll have a clean air filter ready to be reinserted.
Again, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!