Where is the air filter on a Trane air conditioner?

Most HVAC articles include guidance on changing your air filter. There’s an excellent reason for this simple and often-stated advice.

When your filter is clean, air flows through your air conditioner as designed. On the contrary, when your filter is taxed with a filthy mess of dust and debris, your unit must work harder to do the same job. The result is a delay in air delivery, causing cooled air to warm while simultaneously toying with an unnecessary repair or replacement from misuse. Not to mention sharing your living space with dust and allergens.

Yet, what happens if you cannot find your air filter on your Trane air conditioner? That makes for an impossible annual change. 

Where to find your air filter on a Trane air conditioner

Unlike a furnace filter located at the unit, an air filter is typically found in the return air duct. Look for the metal grate that brings air back to the unit. If you are unsure which vent that is, seek out the one that doesn’t blow air into the room, but if you were to place a paper on it while the furnace is running, it would suck the paper flat against it. 

Depending on your setup, the return air duct can have various spots for a filter. Here are your most common locations:

  • In front of the fan
  • Duct openings
  • In or behind the return air grill opening
  • Between the return vent and the air handler

Check the air return path for a slot about an inch wide with a removable cover. It may be in the attic, basement, closet, garage, ceiling, or crawl space. Look high and low, as it may be hidden to the untrained eye. If you still need help finding your air filter, call Krantz to help you locate it.

Ideally, change your filter once a year; however, with pets or someone living with allergies, you may want to change it more often. Being in the midst of South Carolina allergies, now is time to swap out your air filter. 

Don’t delay – swap it out today!

 

You May Also Like

Trane AC unit
June 26, 2024

How long does a Trane AC unit last?

Draining your emergency fund on an AC unit is likely not your idea of fun. Yet, as your AC unit ages, it… Continue Reading How long does a Trane AC unit last?

Read More…

Trane Technician next to Air Conditioners
May 23, 2024

Help! My evaporator coil has frozen over.

Within your air conditioner lies a critical element: the evaporator coil. This component uses refrigerant to gather heat from inside your home… Continue Reading Help! My evaporator coil has frozen over.

Read More…

Trane Tech Leaning On Ac Heat Pump Unit 1 (1)
May 15, 2024

Why is my AC making a whistling noise?

When your air conditioner starts whistling, it’s easy to conclude that something is terribly wrong. Thankfully, the repair is generally one you… Continue Reading Why is my AC making a whistling noise?

Read More…