How to Replace the Filter on a Ducane Furnace

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Part of the value of a home furnace is its ability to disperse clean air throughout the house. If it can't move the air as efficiently as it's designed to do, its value diminishes both in its ability to keep you comfortable and in its potential diminished longevity. Every furnace has a filter that you must keep clean in order for the furnace to perform at highest capacity. If you have a Ducane furnace, check your Ducane furnace filter every couple months to ensure it’s clean, and replace it when necessary.

Side-Return Furnace

  • Shut off the power to your furnace before you check or replace the filter.

  • Grab onto the end of the filter and slide it out of the slot if yours is a side-return furnace. It will be positioned vertically in the slot.

  • Take the filter outside and shake out the dust if is a cleanable filter. Vacuum the surface of the filter to remove dirt, and wipe it down with soapy water. Replace it when it has dried.

  • Slide the new filter into the slot in the same way the old one came out.

Bottom-Return Furnace

  • Shut off the power to your furnace before you check or replace the filter.

  • Grab onto the sides of the lower front panel of the furnace, lift it up and pull it off to reveal the filter. It will be positioned horizontally in the furnace.

  • Grab the filter and pull it out toward the front to remove it from the furnace.

  • Take the filter outside and shake out the dust if is a cleanable filter. Vacuum the surface of the filter to remove dirt, and wipe it down with soapy water. Replace it when it has dried.

  • Slide the new filter into the furnace in the same manner the old one came out.

Tips & Warnings

  • Look on the filter itself to determine if you have a disposable or cleanable filter.
  • You can replace a cleanable filter with a disposable one.

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