Clean the Air Conditioner
Adjusting the temperature is one of the mechanisms that contributes not only to saving energy, but also to conserving the motor of these devices.
Air conditioning is one of the most indispensable appliances in the world’s hottest cities, but also one that can cause major allergic reactions if it is not cleaned frequently or, worse, incorrectly. For a fresh, dust-free environment, follow these recommendations:
Off! Before starting, turn off the air, disconnect it and wait a few minutes until the compressor cools down completely.
The outside. Use a dry cloth to wipe off any accumulated dust layers, not forgetting the edges and especially the grilles. Then, moisten a towel or sponge in a cleaning solution and wipe over all exterior panels.
The filters. Depending on the model of air conditioning that is installed, it will take a few minutes more – or less. If you have a Split equipment, the elongated ones that are located in the ceiling, you only need to lift the cover, remove the filter and wash it with care. On the other hand, if it is a window, you will have to remove the grille, then loosen the engine supports until you access the filter.
Mechanical. The last phase is to treat all the parts and pieces that make them work. A soft bristle brush is ideal for fans, a synthetic fabric with detergent will remove any traces of mold, and an oil or anti-corrosive spray will keep the interior rust free.
- If you suffer from rhinitis or wear contact lenses, protective eyewear and a mask will be your allies.
- Clean the air conditioning every 6 weeks, as a minimum, and the technical revision every 10 or 12 months, depending on the use and building.