How To Install a Furnace Filter – Duct Cleaning in MI

After cleaning an air duct system it is very important to maintain the filtration system of your heating and cooling unit (furnace).  At Amistee we always recommend replacing and “starting fresh” after any duct cleaning .  Part of maintaining the filtration system is installing the air filter correctly.  We see time and time again homeowners installing their air filter the improper way or inserting the filter backwards.  Here are some simple tips for you to maintain a healthy duct system.

  • Clean your air ducts once every 3-5 years as recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
  • Change your furnace filter on a regular basis, some filters are 30 days (mostly the 1 inch filters) and some are 6-12 months (mostly the 5 inch filters)
  • Make sure the filter is “tight” in the housing forcing the air to go through the filter and not around the filter through any gaps.
  • Insert the filter with the arrow pointing TOWARDS the furnace.  The arrow always goes with the airflow.  An easy way to remember this is to keep in mind the furnace is sucking air in (air flow going into furnace) and pushing air out.  If you can not remember this use a marker to put an arrow on your ductwork.
One Inch Filter

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How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take? Michigan Duct Cleaning

Many people wonder how long air duct cleaning should take.  This depends on a number of factors such as the size of your home, accessibility of the ductwork, equipment of the company you hire and the experience of the technicians.  In Michigan the average sized home is roughly 1800 sq feet containing one furnace.  This size home (if cleaned by Amistee) should take roughly 2-3 hours to clean with two technicians.  It is important to know that if you hire Amistee to clean your ductwork, you will get the best equipment and highest trained employees.  We offer a real guarantee on all the work we do.  It is simple,  we care.

Duct cleaning is an industry where scams unfortunately are everywhere.  Companies may say they are using powerful equipment but are they using a vacuum truck?  Inferior equipment such as a shop vac or portable equipment mounted in a trailer or van may add to the cleaning time.  Training is key to the proper cleaning.  At Amistee we are serious about air duct cleaning and that is why training and experience are crucial.  If you hire a company that does not have the proper training this may also add to the cleaning time.