Air conditioning units accumulate a lot of dust and dirt because a part of their job is to clean the air in the room, not just cool it. And even if you are a careful owner who calls an air conditioning repair technician for periodic maintenance, you can still do more to keep your A/C unit clean and in good working condition.
Here are a few simple DIY tips to clean your air conditioner:
- Use the Vacuum Cleaner
When you are vacuuming the carpets, remember the indoor A/C unit, as well. A few seconds of vacuuming over the surface will clean it. However, you should note that this method is not sufficient, as it does not perform deep cleaning.
- Use an Air Compressor
An air compressor with a nozzle will work wonders for your air conditioner. In a few moments, you will be able to remove dust and dirt lodged inside the unit, even in hard to reach areas.
- Change and Clean the Filters
A/C filters are consumable parts – they need to be replaced every once in a while. What’s more, remember to clean the filters periodically, as well. To access them, remove the front casing of the indoor unit and you will see the filters. Remove them and use a soft brush to clean the dust and dirt.