This Simple Product Makes Your Furnace Filter Smarter

The best thing you can do to avoid furnace problems is to change your furnace filter, but that can be a guessing game. Remove the guesswork with this smart technology.

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Stop Guessing When to Change Your Furnace Filter

The best thing you can do to avoid furnace problems is to change your furnace filter. That can be a guessing game. You can mark a date on the calendar, but you might be changing it too early or too late. The best time to do it is when its dirty. But how do you know when that is?

To remove the guesswork, the Filtrete Smart Air Filter 1500 uses a Bluetooth chip to track the airflow and usage of the filter, then notifies your smartphone when it needs replacing. We installed one and found it easy to pair to our smartphone. It updates frequently, letting us know the current status of the filter, and informed us when the filter needed to be changed. You can find the Filtrete Smart Air Filter 1500 for about $22, or $44 for a two pack.

Learn more about choosing furnace filters from the Family Handyman editors.

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