Cleaning your air conditioner regularly is essential to ensure its efficient operation and improve the air quality in your home. Here are the do’s and don’ts for cleaning your air conditioner yourself:


      1. Turn off the power: Before cleaning your air conditioner, always turn off the power and remove its power supply for safety.
      2. Refer to the instruction manual: Read the instruction manual that came with your unit to understand how to access and clean the filters and other user-maintainable parts.
      3. Clean the filters: Remove the indoor unit dust filters and take them outdoors. Shake off any loose debris, and then use a brush or a microfiber cloth to remove dust. For stubborn grime, rinse the filters with lukewarm water and dish soap, and let them dry completely before reinserting them into the unit.
      4. Clear the coils and condenser: Remove the top and side panels to access the condenser coils. Gently brush away dirt using a soft brush or a special coil brush. Check the coil fins for damage and straighten any bent ones with a fin comb. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of the coils.


      1. Clean a running air conditioner: Never attempt to clean a running air conditioner, as it can be dangerous. Always turn off the power supply before cleaning.
      2. Use a pressure washer: Avoid using a pressure washer to clean the coils, as the strong force can damage them. Stick to gentle brushing and vacuuming.
      3. Apply excessive pressure on the coils: The condenser coils are delicate, so avoid applying excessive pressure that could bend or damage them. Use a soft brush or a special coil brush and be cautious.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you can clean your air conditioner effectively and maintain its performance and longevity. Remember to consult your unit’s manual for specific instructions and precautions to avoid voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.

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