Air conditioning repairs can cost you an arm and a leg, so it’s best to regularly clean your unit to prevent it from breaking. This article will describe how to clean an AC unit all on your own.
The first step is to dry the AC unit. To clear any condensed water out of the air conditioner, set your unit to fan mode and let it run for 30-40 minutes.
When the time has elapsed, turn off the AC and remove the plug from the outlet. This will ensure safe working conditions during your clean. Open the front panel to expose the air filters. Remove the air filters and the bacteria filters behind them.
You can use an air blower on low power to blow the dust out of the AC fins. Clean the air filters off with soap and water. Let them sit and dry after you clean them.
You can use an AC cleaner to remove remaining grime or mildew that can cause bad smells. Simply spray your unit a few times over, with drying time in between.
Finally, take the dried air filters and bacteria filters, and set them back into place. Close the front panel, plug the AC unit back in, and turn it on. Ouila! You have a freshly cleaned air conditioner.
Cleaning your air conditioner should be a regular habit to maintain the longevity of the unit. For more information, click on the video in the link above.