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Cleaning the AC Window Unit

AirConditionerIs it hot in here? Maybe it’s not a heat wave or hot flash, but the AC unit not working as efficiently as it could be. Regular cleaning of the window unit will make your AC run more efficiently, which is better for the environment and your wallet, not to mention your comfort!

Monthly cleanings are recommended, and fortunately, are easy. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Turn off the power and unplug the unit.
  2. Clean the outside cover with a damp cloth or disinfecting wipe.
  3. Pop off the cover, remove the filter, and clean with warm soapy water. (A mild household detergent will do just fine.)
  4. Vacuum the AC’s coils inside the unit.
  5. Once everything has dried, reassemble the unit.
  6. Sit back and chill out!