If you have an air conditioner or air conditioner at home or at work, you may have wondered how to clean the air conditioning filters. No doubt, it is a common question as well as necessary. Maintaining air conditioning equipment is not an option, but a necessity to make sure it works as it should. In this post , we will tell you not only how to clean the filters, but why and how often.
How To Clean Air Conditioning Filters
First of all, they must be removed from the air conditioning system. Generally they are usually easily accessible to avoid any type of problem during extraction. In case of doubt, it is recommended to consult the equipment manual before. The air conditioning filters are generally made up of fibers that are not overly hard like nylon or the like. Therefore, the use of any type of abrasive product should be avoided.
To clean the filters, simply remove them from the equipment and wash them gently with warm water. In principle, it is enough to rub them with the hands only. Do not apply soaps or other strong products. Vacuums or similar appliances may also be used. If necessary, brushes with soft bristles will be used to avoid damaging the filter fibers. They are then left to air to dry. Once clean and dry, they must be placed in the initial position they occupied inside the equipment.
Why Should We Clean Them?
As we anticipated at the beginning, the maintenance is indispensable for the correct operation of the air conditioning equipment. Mainly we can highlight two essential reasons:
Performance. Storing dust and other particles in the filters hinders the flow of air. The equipment has to make an extra effort to operate normally, which causes greater consumption. Such excessive consumption not only affects the pocket, but can also shorten the life of the equipment. In short, the joke can be expensive.
Air quality. When the filters do not have a minimum maintenance, the odors proliferate. If they are not cleaned habitually, they lose the ability to trap the “harmful” particles or allergens found in the air
How Often Should We Clean Them?
On this point, there is no single answer: it depends. It depends on the type of machine ( split , pipes, etc.). Also the use that is made of it. Or of the time of year. Depending on the manufacturer and the model, the periods vary. What consensus does exist is that, in general, they are cleaned much less often than they should.
If we stick to traditional splits, most manufacturers recommend cleaning filters every two weeks or even earlier. In addition, if the equipment has been trimmed for a long period of time, it is advisable to perform a check before commencing normal use. If you want to delve into this topic, do not hesitate to take a look at this link with the technical guide on the maintenance of thermal installations.
How To Clean Air Conditioner Filters
To clean the air conditioning filters by ducts, you have to access the false ceiling. This is where these types of air conditioning machines are located. Generally it is usually located in the bathroom or other secondary rooms.
Once we have located the machine, the filters are usually located at the back of the machine. For washing and subsequent drying we proceed, unless contraindicated by the manufacturer, in the same way as explained above.