AC Cleaning Tips for Beginners

2020-07-13 Off By Martha Herrington
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The air conditioning unit of your home plays an important role in keeping you and your family comfortable especially during very hot days and nights. At the same time, operating your AC unit can also affect the indoor air quality within your home. Therefore, AC cleaning is absolutely necessary and it’s something you would have to do regularly. 

When you have an AC unit in your living room or bedroom, even if you clean your surroundings all the time, the AC may still absorb dirt and dust through time. This means that it can get dirty too. And so you must ensure that it is regularly cleaned so that you won’t have to worry about your family breathing in dirty air. 

Tips for Cleaning Air Conditioners

Before anything else, here’s a quick video we found online that will show you how to clean a window air conditioner if this is the type you have in your home. 

When you don’t have any experience at all in cleaning air conditioners, these tips might be able to help you out. First of all, the AC filter is a part of your AC unit that literally filters out dirt and dust the air conditioner might be absorbing. More often than not, especially for residential air-conditioners, the filter can easily be removed. Make sure you’re following instructions on the manual on how to clean it. If it’s a standard type of filter, you can simply wash and brush it lightly to remove the dirt. Some AC filters are also replaceable. This means that after a period of time, you just have to replace the filter already instead of cleaning it up all the time. 

The interior and exterior unit of your AC needs cleaning too. At times, many parts of the air conditioner needs to be cleaned as well. The best thing to do about this is to call a licensed HVAC contractor to do the job for you. At the same time, they can already do a preventive maintenance check to ensure that your AC is in great shape. 

Still don’t have an AC in your home? Here are some tips on where you can buy cheap air conditioners.