Doing the dishes, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, a lot of hard work goes into maintaining apartments and keeping your MJF apartment clean. But one simple task that’s easily overlooked is changing your apartment’s air filter, which is something that needs to be done every 1 to 3 months depending on the type of filter you have. Not only can it improve the air quality inside your home as it catches dirt, dust and pet dander — but it can help your apartment’s air conditioner run more efficiently, saving you money.
Regularly changing the air filter can help keep an apartment’s air conditioner and heating system running smoothly. For most renters, this is something you’ll need to remember to do on your own. Set a reminder on your calendar, or pick an easy day to remember like the first day of the month, so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your apartment’s air filter.
Know the Size of Your Air Filter
Before you go out and buy a new filter, write down the size you need — there are quite a few sizes to choose from, so you’ll more than likely wind up guessing wrong if you try. If you don’t see the size clearly written on the air filter that’s currently in there, call up your MJF apartment manager at (219) 477-4555 and ask.
Buying an Air Filter
Air filters range in cost from a few dollars to as much as $30. The cost depends on the quality and the lifespan of the filter, so consider doing some research beforehand. A good air filter may also make an apartment much more comfortable for allergy sufferers.
Replacing the Air Filter
No need to be intimidated by a big A/C unit. Replacing your apartment’s air filter is easy — you typically just have to pop it into place or slide it into place. If you’re unsure of where the filter goes or how to put it in, contact your apartment maintenance to ask, or to request that someone come in and do it for you.