Clearing the air: how to clean and service your air conditioner
Your air conditioning units need regular maintenance to function well. Find out how you can easily clean your AC here.
Cleaning your purifying filter
Remove dirt from your Panasonic air conditioner’s purifying filter using a vacuum cleaner. If your room air conditioner comes with a deodorising filter, place it under direct sunlight for six hours before fitting back in place. Replace the filter every three years.
Clean the indoor AC unit by gently wiping the surface with a soft, dry cloth. Don’t use polishing fluid or water hotter than 40 degrees Celsius
Keeping your AC unit’s air filter dirt-free
While the purifying filter removes toxins in the air, the air filter screens out airborne particles such as dust, mites and pollen. Clean the air filter using a vacuum cleaner. Afterwards, you can wash the air filter with water.
If the air filter is still dirty after a rinse, wash with soap or a mild household detergent. Let it dry completely before you reinstall it.
Clean the air filter every two weeks if you are using the air conditioner in a dusty environment. Dirty air filters could reduce your AC unit’s cooling efficiency.
Ensuring your air conditioner is efficient
The front panel on your air conditioner protects the air filter. Remove it and gently wash with water and a sponge. If you are using a mild household detergent to clean it, be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly. Don’t dry the front panel under direct sunlight.
It is best to have your air conditioner serviced at least once every six months. A trained technician will be able to check the refrigerant levels of your air-conditioning system, test for leaks, check the thermostat for accuracy and more.
More tips to keep your AC unit functioning well
Do not short-cycle the air conditioner; avoid turning the unit off and back on right away. Wait at least 10 minutes after shutting the AC unit off to allow the pressure in the system to equalise again.
To maintain an unused air conditioner, dry the internal parts of the indoor unit by switching it on for two to three hours using the fan function if it is a cooling model. Then, turn off the power supply and unplug the air conditioner. Remove the batteries in the remote control.
Learn more about Panasonic’s air conditioners here.