You know it’s important to change your air filter regularly, but sometimes you forget. With family, friends, work, and other obligations, sometimes household chores slip through the cracks.

Neglecting the air filter in your Kansas home can have unpleasant consequences, such as poor indoor air quality and increased strain on your HVAC system. If you often forget to change your HVAC system’s air filter, setting reminders and placing filters in obvious places are among some ways to remind yourself.

Put Your Spare Filters in a Conspicuous Place

You probably don’t want to look at a stack of air filters in your living room or kitchen, but try tucking them in an obvious place in your laundry room or hall closet. Pick a spot where you will see the filters at least once per day. Put a sticky note on top of the filter or stack of filters with the date of the next filter change.

Set a Reminder On Your Phone or Computer

Modern electronics can prove helpful for more than emailing pictures to family members and preparing documents for work. Most phones and computers have calendars with alert systems. You choose the date when you plan to change you air filter, then type in a message to yourself about the chore. On that date, you’ll receive an audio or visual alert that reminds you of the task.

Create a List of Associated Chores

Sometimes it’s easier to remember chores when you group them together. Create a list of tasks you complete every two or three months, such as dusting your window blinds, cleaning your gutters, wiping down the baseboards, and balancing your checkbook. Put the list in an accessible place so you can refer to the tasks when necessary. You’ll lead a more organized life, and your HVAC system will run more efficiently.

Remembering to change your air filter is only one important HVAC chore. For regular maintenance of your system by an HVAC professional,

The team at TNC Mechanical Cooling & Heating, Inc. in Monson, MA., is ready to assist. Serving clients throughout Western MA, the family-owned company offers a wide range of HVAC services. Visit us online for more information or call (888) 284-3892 to schedule an appointment.