Filters remove dust that can be found in the air and protect from it people as well as the radiator of the indoor unit. The work of an air conditioner can be compared with the work of a vacuum cleaner, in other words it operates as dust-remover.
The filter can be easily cleaned by washing it in warm water and dry it. Filters are usually cleaned once in 15-30 days it depends on the air pollution. The air conditioner filter needs more frequent washing if the amount of dust in the air is great.
If the filter is never cleaned, the coating of mud on the air conditioner filter will be so great that you’ll need the help of the experts.
There are not after-sales services for filter cleaning and the consumers must do it themselves. The frequency of the cleaning can be mentioned in the air conditioner service instruction, so read the manual carefully to make your air conditioner work properly and effectively.
First dry the air conditioner thoroughly by operating in Fan mode for 2-3 hours and disconnect the power plug. There may be internal damage if moisture is left in components.
Secondly dry the inner components of the air conditioner again by running in Fan mode for 2-3 hours before using air conditioner again. This helps remove odors which may have generated from dampness.
You should make periodical checks to maintain the air conditioner properly. The indoor unit consists of the air filter, condensate drain pan, heat exchanger, condensate drain pipe and remote control. You should clean all the components once a year except the air filter that should be cleaned every month.
The outdoor unit has the heat exchanger on the outside of the unit that should be cleaned every 4 months; the electric components should be cleaned with jets of air once a year. Verify that all the electric components are firmly tightened once a year. The fan is to be cleaned once a year also.
These checks and maintenance operations are essential to guarantee the efficiency of the air conditioner. The frequency of these operations varies according to the characteristics of the area, the amount of dust and some other conditions. If the area of installation is very dusty, the described operations should be performed more frequently. It is important to know that these operations are recommended to be performed by qualified personnel.
First open the front panel and tightly grab front side of the panel and lift up the panel to open. Then slightly push the panel up until the panel is hanged over the hooks of the unit.
Secondly remove the Bio filter and grab the handle and lift it up. Pull the Bio filter towards you and slide it down.
Slide the Bio filter ( which is usually blue in color) out to remove it from the slot.
Bio filter can be placed in any slots beneath the air filter.
Clean the Bio filter with a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Then rinse it with running water and dry it in a ventilated area.
Install the Bio filter back in position. Close the front panel.
Clean the Bio filter every 3 month. The cleaning term may differ on usage and environmental conditions.
Deodorizing filter absorbs efficiently cigarette smoke, pet odors and other unpleasant smells. Deodorizing filter cleaning is simple, just remove old filter (like Air filter or Bio filter) and install a new one. New filter may be purchased from the retail store or odered from the dealer where you purchased the air conditioner.
Deodorizing filter is usually black in color, still the color may vary it depends on the manufacturer.
The replacement timing of the Deodorizing filter differs depending on the usage and environmental conditions.
Even if Deodorizing and Bio filters are installed in an inverted position, it will not affect its filtration system.
Cleaning the exterior
Wipe the surface of the unit with a slightly wet or dry cloth when needed (we recommend to do it once a week).
Warnings: Do not use such liquids as: benzene, Clorox. They may damage the surface of the air conditioner and can create risk of fire.
Cleaning the filter
When cleaning the filter, make sure to unplug the power from the unit. No special tools are needed to clean it.
Air filter: washable foam based air filter captures large particles from the air. The filter is cleaned with a vacuum or by hand washing.
First you should open the front panel. Tightly grab front side of the front panel and lift up the panel to open. Then slightly push the panel up until the panel is hanged over the special hooks of the unit.
Secondly grab the handle and lift up, pull the air filter towards you and slide it down.
Then clean the air filter with a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. If dust is too heavy, then rinse it with running water and dry it in a ventilated area.
For the best results, repeat every two weeks. If the air filter dries in a confined or humid area, odors may generate. If it occurs, reclean and dry it in a well-ventilated area.
Insert the air filter back in its origin position and close the front panel.