How to clean air conditioner filter: detailed instructions

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean the air conditioner filter

Maintenance of the air conditioning system is the key to its correct and long-lasting operation. It is especially important to clean the filters regularly, as this will help improve efficiency and prevent long-term problems.

During the hottest months, air conditioning is a real lifesaver. Informacion has published detailed instructions on how to properly clean the filter.

How to clean air conditioner filters

To avoid accidents, unplug the device: this is the basis of any kind of maintenance.

Next, remove the filters. They are usually located on the front of the air conditioner behind the grille. Open the grille and carefully remove the filter so as not to damage it.

After removing the filter, you need to check: if it is damaged, it is better to replace it rather than clean.

Now proceed to the cleaning stage:

  1. If the filter is made of a reusable material (such as foam), you can wash it with water and mild detergent. Be sure to rinse it well after that.
  2. Paper or fiber filters are better cleaned with a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt. These materials will deteriorate quickly when wet.
How to clean air conditioner filter: detailed instructions

The filter must be completely dry before it can be reinstalled. Note that the drying step may take several hours. When installing, make sure that the filter fits snugly and the grille is well closed.

Plug the air conditioner and check that everything is working properly. Remember to clean the filter regularly, especially during the summer months. This can extend the life of your air conditioning system and improve its energy efficiency.

By the way, Ukrenergo reminded that due to damage to the power grid as a result of Russian attacks, fewer power units are currently available than in the pre-war years. To know how to properly use air conditioners in conditions of energy shortage and what temperature is advised to set, read our material.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL shared why Ukrainians often suffer from "air conditioner disease" and what are its most common symptoms.

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