Keeping your AC clean is one of the simplest yet most effective ways of ensuring that it will last you a long time. Regular clean-up also guarantees that it will function efficiently. It will maintain the temperature in your home at the desired level.
The number one issue AC systems face are the dust and dirt build-up in air filters. If the build-up remains unaddressed, it will clog up the filters and pipes. It would collect moisture and breed mold. Such occurrence is extremely bad for your health and for your AC.
These are the steps on how to clean your AC system:
- Read the manual first.
Air conditioning units may have the same function, but there are differences among brands and units. Every AC comes with an instruction manual. The manual lays down the details on how to properly clean or replace air filters. Reading it should be your first step. It will let you know the things you can or cannot do to your unit. It will also teach you on how to properly disassemble and assemble certain parts of the unit as you clean your AC. If you lost your manual, you could check the website of the manufacturer for a copy.
- Prepare the materials you need.
The next step is to prepare all the materials you need. Usually, you will use the following materials: basin, small brush, vacuum, clean cloth. The best choice for cloth is microfiber, as it leaves no lint or dust. If you are using a vacuum cleaner, make sure that the vacuum cleaner is suitable for aircon cleaning. Here are some aircon-friendly vacuum cleaners.
- Clean your AC unit.
Now that you have everything that you need, you can begin cleaning. First thing that you should check is the filter. Dust filters are the easiest to clean. You have to pop open the grill, then remove the attached dust filter. With a small brush or vacuum, you can take the dust off the filter. If the filter is too dirty, wash them with mild soap and warm water. Dry it properly before putting back into the Grill. It is advisable to clean the filter once a month or depending on how often the AC is used.
A clean air filter ensures the proper function of the air-conditioning system.
- Clean the outdoor unit for split type AC.
If you are using split type AC, the compressor of the unit is installed outside. With that, you need to be reminded to clean the outside unit as well. Wipe it with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dirt stuck inside it. Do not try to open the outdoor unit since the components in it may overwhelm you. It is best to leave the matter to professional cleaners. Also DO NOT hose down A/C with electricity on at the unit.
With all that said, we still urge you to hire professional service providers. If you are in the Sacramento area, All Year Inc. is your best choice! We provide the most thorough and reliable service. From installation to cleaning, there is nothing we can’t do for your AC system. Call us today to book our services!