Quick Cleaning Checklist + Changing Out Your Air Filters


With colder weather here, we’re definitely spending more time indoors!  Now it’s more important than ever to keep a house that’s neat and clean, not just for your peace of mind but for your health!  We can’t always control the germs we pick up outside the home, but we can work to eliminate germs, bacteria, and allergens inside our home.  Here’s a quick cleaning checklist to get you started:

  • Regularly sanitize your sinks, counter tops, doorknobs and other hard surfaces with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Keep carpets and rugs vacuumed once a week.
  • Throw out and replace any old rugs you may have, and shampoo your carpets once or twice a year.
  • Regularly clean pet areas, especially pet bedding and areas that have litter boxes and puppy pads.
  • Keep your furniture, fans, and fixtures dusted.
  • When possible, open your windows to ventilate your home.
  • Check the humidity levels in your home to determine if a humidifier or dehumidifier may be needed.
  •  Change out humidifier filters and other air filters regularly.


It’s easy to see the results when you do the first several items on this checklist, but what about the last item?  You may think that changing your air filter makes no difference, but it definitely does.  Just go look at your current filter.  Is it dirty?  Is it covered in dirt or pet hair?  Then it must be doing something, right?

Apart from collecting allergens,  your filters are also helpful in eliminating odors, and changing them out on a regular basis may help you to save on your electricity bill, and it can extend the life of your HVAC system.

Your air filter should be changed out every three months.  However, if you have any of the following, you may need to change them out more frequently:

  • Construction work in progress
  • Pets
  • Smokers
  • A fan running continuously

FilterBuy is a family owned supplier of air filters.  Owned and operated in the Southeast of the United States,  they are a one-stop filter shop.  They offer a large variety of sizes to meet your specific needs, and they a number of preferred types and brands.  For your convenience they also have great, competitive pricing, and they allow you to arrange to have new replacement filters sent to your home at the interval you want. 

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