Portable Air Conditioner - Cleaning the Filter

Keeping your air conditioner filters clean will help the unit working efficiently and effectively. The air filters should be cleaned at least once a week for your unit to operate at optimum efficiency. Your Owner's Manual will highlight the best way to clean and maintain your portable air conditioner.  Download a copy of the Owner's Manual
To clean the filter(s):
This is the most common set of instructions for removing and cleaning the filter. If they do not apply to your model, consult your air conditioner's Owner's Manual. 
  1. Unplug the unit.
  2. Remove the filter. The filter or filters are usually on the rear on side of the unit. 
    • Filter Panel in Rear: Remove by pulling up on the upper filter panel.
    • Filters on Side:  Pull on the tabs to slide out the primary filters from the side of the air conditioner. The secondary filters are accessible once the main filters are removed.
    • If you need a new filter: Order a Replacement Filter Online
  3. Wash with cool water or vacuum the dust from the air filters.
    • If washed, gently shake the filter to remove the excess water and dust particles trapped in the filter.
  4. Reinstall the filter(s).
  5. Plug the unit back in.
Note: Some models have 2 filters that you remove and clean.