It’s hard to picture a comfortable life without an air conditioning unit, especially during the hot months of the year. That’s why, although fairly expensive, air conditioning units are widely used nowadays. If you own such an unit, you should know that an air conditioner needs to be regularly maintained in order to function at peak efficiency and properly tend to your needs. One of the main problems in air conditioning systems are the dirty filters. In time, the filters can get dirty and even clogged, thus reducing the efficiency of the unit and even causing health problems for you and your loved ones. That is why, in this article, we are giving you some advice on how to clean your air conditioning filter.
First of all, we are going to talk about all the materials you will need:
Filter – this only applies in the case of a washable filter, disposable filters are for one-time use only and should be replaced once in every three months
Disinfectant – If you don’t have any at the time of cleaning, you can use vinegar to get the same affect.
Face mask – This will block dust particles from entering your airstream. Always a good idea if you have any respiratory problems
Water and a tub – This will be to help you clean the filter if needed.
After making sure that you have all the tools you need, you can start the cleaning process. The first thing you should do is to remove the filter from the air conditioning unit. Some filters can simply be unscrewed from the unit (exterior filters), while other need to be taken out of the unit after removing the casing. This depends on the type of air conditioner you have. To make sure you are doing it properly, you should check the user’s manual.
After you have removed the filter, you can put in in a tub of water and wash it thoroughly. After getting all the filth out, you should change the water and rinse the filter in water mixed with disinfectant.
After that, let the filter dry for at least half an hour. After you make sure that it’s completely clean and dry, you can put it back on the air conditioning unit.