Why and How to Clean Your Air-Conditioner

The health precaution we often don’t think about

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Step one

Climb up to the air-conditioner (safely) and make sure it’s unplugged from the wall.
Then reach onto either side of the panel and either pull the levers or push the buttons (depending on the brand). Doing this will detach the front panel and allow you to lift it, revealing the filters underneath.

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Step two

Gently pull the filters out, you’ll be able to easily see how dirty they are.

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Step 3

Once clean, place the filters somewhere to dry.

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Step 4

While the filters are drying, go back to the air-conditioner and hand-wipe the inside clean. You can also spray the inside with an air-conditioner cleaning spray if you have some.

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Step 5

Once the filters are dry, slide them back into place and close the front panel. You should hear a satisfying ‘click’ once it’s sealed properly. Plug the unit back in, then enjoy breathing the clean air.

All finished

It sounds like a pain, but cleaning your air-conditioner is a really simple step you can take to look after the health of yourself and your family.

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