There’s nothing like a bunch of schmutz to make your air conditioner run less efficiently, and cost you more in electricity, repairs, and requiring a new one faster. Here’s a few reminder tips from Consumer Reports about proper care and maintenance of your AC to keep it “cool runnings.”
- Take out the filter and vacuum off debris. Wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse the filter let it dry completely, then reinstall. If the filter is very dirty or your usage increases significantly, clean the filter more often.
- If dirt and debris have bypassed the filter, you will need to remove the front panel and vacuum dust and debris from the coils.
- Replace a deteriorated filter.
Protect Your Investment: Maintain your air conditioner [Consumer Reports]