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How to clean the filter for the air conditioner with your own hands?

Regular maintenance is the key to a long service life. Most of the maintenance work should be entrusted to a professional master, but you can still do some of it yourself. For example, to clean the filters. In this article, we will tell you in detail how to clean filters in air conditioners and what nuances should be taken into account.

General information

With regular use of the split system, sooner or later you will have to clean the filters of the air conditioners. As a rule, cleaning is carried out twice a year (before the beginning of the summer season and after it). Cleaning is mandatory, do not ignore this procedure if you care about your health and the service life of the air conditioner.

maintenance of the indoor air conditioner unit

In some cases, it is necessary to clean the filters more than twice a year. For example, if you use the air heating mode or your device is equipped with special high-tech filters.

In addition to the filters, you can clean the entire internal unit of the split system. We have already told you more about this earlier, please read it.

Сleaning filters with your own hands

Unplug the air conditioner from the wall outlet before cleaning. Also prepare a reliable stepladder, since the wall blocks are mounted under the ceiling, and it is not easy to get there without additional devices.

To remove the filters, remove the decorative cover of the air conditioner. This is easy to do: along the perimeter of the wall unit, you will see special latches that need to be snapped off. In some cases, the lid is also held on self-tapping screws. In this case, they need to be unscrewed. Be careful not to unscrew the fasteners, thanks to which the device is mounted on the wall!

filter cleaning

After removing the lid, you will see a plastic-based filter. It’s reusable, and that’s what you need to clean. Other filters not to be cleaned, they need to be replaced with new ones. The main filter has an impressive size and is fixed in the internal unit with the help of latches.

Start cleaning up! We recommend using special tools. Thanks to them, you will get rid not only of dirt, but also of pathogenic bacteria. Of course, the filters can be washed under running water or wiped with a damp cloth, but this is not an effective measure.

If you do not want to buy a separate cleaning agent, use a dishwashing detergent. It also copes well with its task. Pour a small amount of warm water into a wide, deep container and add detergent. Immerse the filter in water and rinse in it.

Then, rinse the filter under a stream of clean water to wash away any remaining dirt and detergent. Put the filter on a towel in the living room, let it dry naturally. After drying, put it back in place and screw on the decorative cover.

Results

Now you know how to clean the filters and what needs to be taken into account so that your efforts are not in vain. Clean the filters regularly, and replace them if they can’t be cleaned. In the comments below, you can share your experience of cleaning and disinfecting the air conditioning system. Good luck!

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