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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Part 7/8

HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Change Your Air Filters
(Part 7/8)

Welcome back as we cover the topic of “changing your air filters” as part of our HOUSE REPAIRS 101 Series


Changing the filter in your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t qualify as an emergency BUT could definitely prevent one.

A dirty air filter restricts air flow and wastes energy by requiring your heating and cooling systems to work harder. It also allows dirt into the system, which wears out parts and could hasten a breakdown. If Murphy’s Law holds true, the system will breakdown during a particularly severe heat wave – and that’s an emergency!

Be sure to change the filters throughout the summer and winter for your central heating and air conditioning system. The same filter works for both the heating and cooling systems.

Check it monthly and replace it when it looks dirty – or clean it, if it is a reusable filter. For optimum results, you should change or clean the filter at least every 3 months.


Please review our list of BLOG posts that address some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle to protect their investment. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your house BUT it’s a great place to start…

  • Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Previous Blog
  • Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Previous Blog
  • Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Previous Blog
  • Reset the Electrical Power(Part 4/8) Previous Blog
  • Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Previous Blog
  • Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) Previous Blog
  • Change Your Air Filters – Today’s Blog
  • Open Garage Doors With No Power (Part 8/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instruction manuals. Without a doubt, these little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them…


We hope you found the 7th of 8 segments regarding “HOUSE REPAIRS 101” informative and interesting… Watch for our next BLOG POST in 2 weeks with the final topic from our series covering how to Open Garage Doors with No Power.

To locate our recommended “Trusted Vendors” in Spring Hill and Brooksville of Hernando County, Florida, be sure to visit our website at www.gailsellsfloridahomes.com/trusted-vendors/.

Until then… it’s all about YOU!
About Gail Spada

Gail Spada’s real estate career began in 1990 and it didn’t take long for Gail to discover her love for the industry. In 2001, she began her real estate sales profession with Century 21 Alliance Realty in Spring Hill, FL. Gail has worked diligently to stay on top of her game. She is a Florida Licensed REALTOR® and has earned the following designations/certifications to include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ePRO (Internet Savvy Real Estate Specialist), AHWD (At Home With Diversity – One American) and SFR. It is that well-rounded training and experience, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Hernando County real estate market, that enables Gail to deliver results to her customers.