While you may love the dipping temperature inside your home, the soaring electricity bills do bother you. Here's what you need to do to keep your AC fit and suck less power! Even if you might consider it a difficult job, room air conditioners need a swipe and wash once in a while to ensure they run without any snags. While it is not possible to clean split air conditioners at home, you can surely give your window air conditioner maintenance treat once in a while. If your window air conditioner refuses to cool, it means you it needs to be recharged, which in turn means it's time to send it to the service center. But it is always better to indulge in an occasional cleaning to save yourself from facing such a situation. Here are a few quick steps here that clearly enunciate the entire cleaning process.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is clean the coils and filter. But before you can do that, you need to unplug the unit and remove it from the window space you've fixed it. But be careful while removing; the AC is heavy, so you might end up damaging weak bones, if any!
Step 2: Next, remove the air inlet grill and then the filter to clean it.
Step 3: Now you need to wash the filter to wipe off all dirt within; if this seems impossible to achieve, you may replace it with a disposable filter.
Step 4: You've done your washing bit, now pick a soft brush and clean the fins tucked within the coils.
Step 5: Finally, spray water through the fins from the fan side but make sure you have shielded the wiring and motor with a plastic cover to prevent them from getting damaged.
Following the above steps will make sure your AC functions without any hitches. Like they said prevention is better than cure!