How Often To Clean The Air Conditioner

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When the air conditioner in your home smells peculiar or the cooling effect is not good, if it is not that the air conditioner is malfunctioning, then the air conditioner needs to be cleaned and disinfected. This is a signal that the air conditioner sends to us. How long is the air conditioner cleaning cycle? How to clean the split air conditioner? Let Canada Energy Solution answer these questions for you today!

  1. How long is the air conditioner cleaning cycle?

Depending on the location of the air conditioner, the cleaning cycle of the air conditioner will be different. In general household use, it should be cleaned every three months, while in the office, it should be cleaned once a month. Special attention should be paid to seasonal cleaning. In summer, the air conditioner is cleaned once before turning on for the first time, and it is disinfected once before the air conditioner is deactivated in late summer.

During daily cleaning, during summer air conditioner use, when you smell a peculiar smell, have a poor cooling effect, or clean the filter, you should disinfect the air conditioner radiator. Because the household air conditioner filter is easy to disassemble, you only need to look through the grille when cleaning it. If there is obvious dust in the filter, you can clean it. At the same time, the cleaning of the heat sink is the key, because there is a large amount of dust left there, and a professional cleaning agent must be used. And the cleaning agent of the indoor unit and outdoor unit is different, the indoor unit is mainly used for cleaning and sterilization, the outdoor unit is used for dust removal and oil removal. I feel that the cooling effect of the air conditioner has deteriorated and the air output has become smaller. This is also a sign that it should be cleaned long ago. Correctly cleaning the air conditioner during the season can not only ensure the health and freshness of the air conditioner environment but also prolong the service life of the air conditioner and improve the efficiency of the air conditioner.

  1. Split air conditioner cleaning method
  • Take out the air conditioner filter
    Before cleaning, you need to disconnect the power of the air conditioner, open the front panel to buckle the panel protrusions (left and right), open the panel to the position where the panel stops, about 60 degrees, and then pull out the air filter and slightly lift the center of the air filter. The handle is pulled out downward.
  • Clean the filter
    When the dust accumulation is relatively small, wash with water or vacuum cleaner; when the dust accumulation is serious, please soak in water containing neutral detergent for 10-15 minutes. After washing, please shake off the water and dry it in a cool place. Do not heat or dry at a high temperature.
  • Install the filter
    Insert the claws of the filter into the front grille. The locking device is based on the principle of claws, so please press the two ends of the front panel and the 3 parts in the center. After installing the filter, close the panel and let it stand for 10 minutes, turn on the air conditioner and adjust the air volume and cooling capacity to the maximum, and keep the air conditioner on for 30 minutes.
  1. Does the outside of the air conditioner need to be cleaned?

Air conditioners generally do not need to be disassembled and cleaned. Disassembly and cleaning can easily lead to mechanical failure and fluorine leakage. The fin-shaped aluminum foil heat sink of the outdoor unit can be directly rinsed up and down with a tap water pipe, or cleaned up and down with a long-bristled brush dipped in water.

But the air outlet and roller need to be cleaned. An unused air conditioner can easily collect dirt on the air outlet and the roller, and sometimes even block the air outlet, especially there are many grooves and gaps on the roller. If they are blocked, the air output will be affected and mold can easily grow. To clean these two places, you must brush them finely. At present, there is a professional transparent air conditioner cleaning cover on the market. After covering this cover, it can be cleaned simply and thoroughly by flushing with a high-pressure water gun.

Exhaust gas, dust, and other substances produced in the process of daily life will be firmly assembled on the evaporator fins of the indoor unit of the air conditioner, which will affect the cooling and heating effects of the air conditioner. More importantly, this dirt and pollutants carry bacteria, which will breed many Mold, bacteria, and germs, these will seriously affect our health. Therefore, users with air-conditioning at home must remember to seek professional personnel for regular cleaning and disinfection.