Hi, I’m Maintenance Max and this is your2-minute Tip. Today we’re going to give you a few tipson changing your HVAC filter. Changing your filter is a simple yet necessarytask. You should change, clean or check your air filters on a quarterly basis.You can set up maintenance reminders on your personal buyer site at myDWhome.com. Be sure you select a filter with a Merv rating between Merv 8 and Merv 11. A clogged filter can slow air flow to your system and damage the fan motor. Thismeans that your air conditioner cannot run as efficiently as possible and itwill result in a higher energy bill. Excessive damage may render your airconditioner completely inoperable. Filters are generally located in a largemetal grill assembly in a hallway or ceiling. They will look larger andslightly different than the air registers found in other rooms. The grillwill have a swing down door that will allow you to access the actual filter.You can release the swing down door using the small plastic or metal tabs oneach side.Some filters can be located in the air handler unit in your attic or ina mechanical closet or room. These filters will be accessed through aslide-out assembly. If you have any questions about accessing this type offilter please contact our Warranty Service Team for assistance. Once youaccess the filter, simply remove the old filter and replace with a new filter.Many have an arrow on the side that indicates which way the air should flow.Always point the arrow up or toward the furnace. The filter for your fresh airsystem may also be located in the same return. You should check this filteranytime you are replacing the other filter and replace as needed..