Keeping your air conditioner (AC) filters clean and replacing them when they are damaged is very important for keeping your unit in top condition. Being proactive with maintenance involves keeping a close eye on your system and contacting the repair specialist if you notice anything isn’t quite right.
However, during COVID-19, it is advisable not to contact a repair specialist to maintain social distancing. All the electronics service centers are closed now, including Samsung Bangladesh. To ensure the health and safety of the employees, customers, and partners, Samsung has shut all its service centers.
It means Samsung’s repair engineers will be unable to reach you and vice versa. Thus, Samsung has provided guidelines for cleaning the AC filters as it removes contaminants such as smoke, dust particles, pollen, and grease to keep the air clean in your home. Regular cleaning of AC filters also makes it more energy-efficient and ensures optimum performance.
Here are the guidelines for cleaning the AC filters.
Step 1 – Open the front panel
Depending on the type of air conditioner you have, slowly either remove the cover or open the lid.
Step 2 – Remove the air filter
Slide the filter out or remove the clips that hold it in place. Pull the air filter out towards yourself.
Step 3 – Clean air filter
Clean the air filter with a vacuum cleaner or wash with water having mild detergent.
For vacuum cleaner: Use it at a low or medium setting and run it up and down the filter to remove visible dust and grime. Avoid pressing too hard on the delicate filter because you may cause a dent or tear. Hold it carefully in one hand as you vacuum with the other.
Wash with water: Fill a tub or large container with lukewarm water and add some liquid detergent to it. Mix it well to create a rich lather and submerge the filter in it. Move the filter around, so it is completely covered with the soapy solution. Never use abrasive tools such as brushes or wires to scrub the filter because you may damage it. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes before taking it out.
Step 4 – Dry the air filter
Place a few dry newspapers on a clean ground (maybe balcony or front of the window for sunlight) and put the filter over them against a wall. Let it dry for several hours.
Step 5 – Reassemble the air filter
Insert the air filter back in its original position and close the front panels. Then turn the supply of electricity back on to enjoy an uninterrupted and bacteria-free airflow.
Caution: Before start cleaning the air filter, remove the plug from the power socket or turn off the circuit breaker. Failing to so may cause electric shock.
Clean the air conditioner filter once every two weeks. Samsung repair engineers will be back once the situation of the pandemic gets better in Bangladesh.
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