How do I Change the Filter in a Janitrol Pacesetter Gas Furnace?

Maintaining a comfortable environment within your home at the lowest cost possible is a goal of every homeowner.

A key component in keeping a furnace operating efficiently is to change the filter.A key component in keeping a furnace operating efficiently is to change the filter.
One of the simplest ways to assure the Janitrol Pacesetter furnace works at its optimal level is to change the filter when it becomes dirty. The Janitrol furnace, manufactured by the Goodman company, is designed to use a replaceable filter. The filter packaging is marked with arrows to ensure that the filter points in the direction that the air flows through the furnace.

Turn off the furnace at the thermostat so it will not start while you perform this task.

Open the filter panel door located on the front side of the furnace near the intake blower. Remove the filter and discard it.

Replace the filter in the filter slot with the same size as the discarded filter. Make sure the arrows printed on the filter point in the direction of the air flow through the furnace. Close the access panel.

Turn the unit back on at the thermostat.

Things You Will Need

  • Furnace filter

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Kurt Erickson has more than 20 years of experience writing for newspapers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. He is a 1987 graduate of Carroll College with a Bachelor of Science in communications. Erickson currently resides in Springfield, Ill., where he covers Illinois state government and politics for daily newspapers in Bloomington, Decatur, the Quad-Cities, Carbondale, Mattoon and Charleston.