As the summer months wind down and homeowners begin using their air conditioners less and less, it’s coming time for some maintenance to prepare the system for hibernation through the fall and winter. One of the most important parts of maintaining your ductless air conditioner is keeping it clean, so we’ve compiled a list of end-of-summer ductless cleaning tips to help you make sure that you take care of your AC until the very end of the season.
Keep The Filters Clean
When it comes to tips for cleaning your ductless air conditioner, nothing is more vital than having a clean air filter. Before you turn off your ductless air conditioner for the season, make sure to give the filter one final clean so it’s all ready for you when you restart it next summer.
Unlike a furnace filter, a ductless air conditioner filter doesn’t need to be replaced, just cleaned and reused, so before the end of the season make sure to take out your filters, wipe them with a damp cloth and let them dry before putting them back in.
Give The Outside A Good Wipe-Down
If dust or other debris from the air settles on top of your ductless air conditioner, it can easily be sucked into the system, clogging and damaging the internal mechanisms. Before the end of the season, make sure to give the outside of your system a good wipe with a clean damp cloth to pick up any dust or debris that may have settled on it. Then, throughout the rest of the year when the system isn’t running, be sure to give it a little dusting when you’re cleaning the rest of your home.
Although these tips are very helpful and can benefit your ductless air conditioner in the long run, nothing can be more assuring and valuable for keeping your system clean and healthy than scheduling proper maintenance. The end of August through the beginning of September is always a great time to schedule annual maintenance, as your air conditioner is being used progressively less frequently, and it’s always a good idea to make sure that your system is looking good and ready for the next summer to come.
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