No matter whether you are purchasing a mobile home or conventional site-built home, you must have a list of maintenance tasks that you will have to do each week or month in order to keep your house in order. If you have no idea on what the maintenance tasks for mobile homes are, then it is best to get in touch with an experienced mobile home manufacturer, as they can help you with that.
In addition, you should conduct a proper inspection of the air filter of your manufactured home to check for damages and issues. If there are any minor or major damages, you should immediately take the necessary preventive steps to resolve the issue. Below are a few steps that will help you to change the air filter of mobile homes on your own.
Locate the Air Filter
The first and foremost thing to do is to locate the air filter of your manufactured home. Look for a metal grill that is located on the walls of your home. Air filters and furnace of mobile homes are usually located in the utility closet, which means that you will be easily able to locate the air filter.
Turn Off the Cooling and Heating Unit
Once you find the maintenance closet or return grill that contains the air filter, make sure to shut off the breaker or simply turn off the air conditioning unit. This will in turn off the AC unit and furnace, which will make it a lot more easier for you to check the air filter and replace it later.
Replace the Air Filter
Now you have finally reached the last step, which is to replace the older air filter of your mobile home with a new one. Take out the dirt covered old air filter in your home and carefully place the new one in the slot. If you are unable to do this on your own, it is wiser to seek the help of an expert technician.
If the newly purchased air filter is not compatible in the allocated space, then you will have to exchange it and look for an air filter with the exact same size and shape as that of your old air filter. This is the major reason why mobile home manufacturers advise their customers to check the size of their older air filter before they buy a new one.