Replacing an Air Handler Filter

The air handler filter is used to filter the air and circulate pure air to the machines. Normally the air filters are found in ventilating and air conditioning units. The air filters have to be maintained properly which may involve replacing the filters as a part of the maintenance activity. The dirty filters can cause damage to the entire unit. The air handler filters are available at any local hardware stores. Replacing an air handler filter is an easy task if the steps given below are followed.

Things You'll Need

  • New Air Filter 
  • Screwdriver

Step 1: Turn Off The Machine

Turn off the machine or unit and unplug the circuit.

Step 2: Remove The Filter Cover

Remove the filter cover, it will be marked as "FILTER”, then using a screwdriver remove the screws and slide the filter cover slowly. Now you can see the filters fixed in the filter slots.

Step 3: Remove The Old Filter

Pull out the old filter and check the filter if it needs a replacement.

Step 4: Install The New Filter

Locate the insert position marked on the filter and then slowly insert the new filter as marked on it.  

Step 5: Place The Filter Cover

Now fix the filter cover and tighten the screws properly.

Step 6: Testing

Connect the plug and turn on the machine and test whether it is working properly. Your old air handler filter is good as new.