When it comes to selecting the right furnace air filter for your oven, there are a few steps you need to take. Referring to the oven manual or existing filter can help you determine the correct size, or you can use a measuring tape. It's also important to note which side of the filter should face the oven and keep track of when it's time to change your oven filter. To measure the size of the filter, you'll need a flashlight and a rigid measuring tape.
Look inside the section of the oven where the air filter should go and measure the height and width of the duct opening, allowing some overlap if you have space. The type of air filter you choose for your home will depend on your oven requirements and the air quality in your home. Disposable or washable electrostatic filters are available, and servicing a washable filter requires soap and water to wash it and allow it to dry completely before reinstalling it. When it comes to replacing your oven filter, fiberglass filters should not be replaced more than once a month, and pleated filters every 30-90 days.
When inserting the filter into the slot, make sure it is tight and leaves no gaps in the filter grille. The arrow should point towards the airflow (usually towards the fan). If the filter is too large, it won't fit into the slot and you won't be able to replace the cover. You might wonder why oven filter prices range so wide and if you'll get your money's worth with an expensive one.
In a house with an average air quality, fiberglass filters should not be replaced more than once a month, and pleated filters every 30-90 days. A clogged filter can cause both the oven and air conditioner to work harder and less efficiently.