Just like your vehicle, your air conditioning (AC) system would not run perfectly without a scheduled service in place. That’s why it’s important to ensure your air conditioner is in good shape at all times to maintain good air quality in the home.
AC filters feature a mesh panel that is designed to catch particles and pollutants, such as dust, mold, pollen and pet danger. The more the AC is being used, the denser the mesh will be due to the debris being taken out of the air. Without regular maintenance, this mesh can eventually get blocked and can cause the AC to operate inefficiently.
Don’t be intimidated. Cleaning the filter of your AC doesn’t take long. The following advice is best suited for split system air conditioners but can also be applied to ducted air conditioning systems. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning the air filter in your AC.
Before proceeding, be sure to read through the instruction booklet that came with your AC. These instructions will explain how to care for your AC in detail. You can also download a copy of the manual from the manufacturer’s website.
Cleaning the air filter in the indoor unit is the most important and it should happen every fortnight. Infrequent cleaning can cause the filter to clog and ultimately affects the performance of your AC. Simply follow the steps below to clean your filter:
Ensure the outdoor unit is clear of surrounding plants. Give it a good brush to get rid of leaves and cobwebs. This can also be done using a vacuum, as it can help collect dust from the inside.
A proper maintenance should be conducted by a professional, so be sure to contact one!
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