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How to clean an air conditioner filter: detailed instructions

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean an air conditioner filter

Maintaining your air conditioning system is key to its proper and long-lasting operation. It is especially important to clean the filters regularly to help improve efficiency and prevent long-term problems.

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

How to Clean Air Conditioner Filters

First of all, to avoid accidents, unplug the device from the mains: this is the basis of any type 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 it: if it is damaged, it is better to replace it rather than clean it.

Now let's move on to the cleaning stage:

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

Let the filter dry completely before reinstalling it. Please note that the drying phase can take several hours. When re-installing, make sure that the filter is tight and the grille is well closed.

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

By the way, Ukrenergo reminded that due to the damage to the power system caused by Russian attacks, fewer power units are currently available than in the pre-war years. Read the article to learn how to use air conditioners in conditions of energy shortages and what temperature to set.

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

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