Air Conditioners Cleaning the Filter

The filter of a room air conditioner should be cleaned every 30 days to ensure unrestricted airflow.

  • You can vacuum the filter or wash with warm water. If filter is very dirty, use a mild household detergent in the wash water.
  • Running a little baking soda water over the filter before rinsing it can help remove accumulated odor. Be careful not to tear or damage the filter while cleaning.
  • The filter cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher.
  • Once filter is clean, allow it to dry before you reinstall.
  • Do not use the air conditioner until the filter has been put back in place.
 
Filter removal and location varies depending on the individual model. Please consult the Owner's Manual. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual