The Essential Guide For Aircon Cleaning and Maintenance

The Essential Guide For Aircon Cleaning and Maintenance

In every extremely hot summer and cold winter, your air conditioner accompanies you through and becomes your best friend, providing cool relief from the sweltering temperatures outside. But have you ever stopped to consider how often your faithful cooling companion needs a little loving care? Regular aircon cleaning and maintenance are not just recommended but crucial for ensuring optimal performance and longevity of your unit. 

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explain why it's important to take care of our units, while also discuss how often maintenance should be performed and provide a detailed guide on how to clean the units yourself.

Did you know? Cleaning your air conditioner isn't just about strange odors; it's also a savvy financial move.

Prolonged lack of cleaning of A/C will lead to...
  1. Reduced Efficiency: Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate on the filters and coils of the air conditioner, reducing its efficiency. Your units will have to work harder to cool the space, leading to increased energy consumption and higher electricity bills.

  2. Increased Wear and Tear: When air conditioners are dirty, they have to work harder to push air through the system. This extra strain can lead to increased wear and tear on the components of the AC unit, potentially shortening its lifespan and requiring more frequent repairs.

  3. Risk of Breakdowns: Accumulated dirt and debris can cause components such as fans, motors, and compressors to malfunction or fail altogether. This can result in costly repairs or the need for a complete replacement of the air conditioning system.

By regularly maintaining your unit, you can extend its lifespan, reduce the likelihood of costly repairs, and improve energy efficiency, ultimately saving you money on utility bills.

There are still hidden health hazards you might be neglecting, which can expose you to the risk of bacterial infections and associated health complications…

  1. Accumulation of Dust and Allergens: Air conditioners can accumulate dust, dirt, and allergens in their filters and ducts. These contaminants are recirculated into the air you breathe if you not cleaned regularly. For individuals with allergies or respiratory conditions like asthma, this can exacerbate symptoms, leading to increased coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
  2. Mold and Mildew Growth: The dark, damp environment inside the aircon provides the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Inhalation of mold spores from these funguns can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems, and prolonged exposure may even lead to fungal infections in the lungs.
  3. Bacterial Contamination: Harmful bacteria like Legionella, which causes Legionnaires' disease, can proliferate in stagnant water that accumulates in the unit. It can result in severe respiratory illness, fever, chills, and even pneumonia in susceptible individuals.Staphylococcus aureus, commonly found on human skin and in nasal passages, can cause a range of infections, from minor skin infections like boils and impetigo to more serious conditions such as pneumonia, sepsis, and toxic shock syndrome. In rare cases, strains of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics (MRSA) may lead to life-threatening infections.
  4. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: While less common, a malfunctioning air conditioner can pose a serious threat in the form of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Leaks or blockages in the exhaust system can release this odorless gas into your home, leading to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, and, in severe cases, death.

Signs for Air conditioner is in need of a cleaning

When your air conditioner exhibits the signs below, it indicates that your units require attention:
  1. Reduced Cooling Efficiency: If you notice that your air conditioner is taking longer than usual to cool the room or if it's not cooling as effectively as it used to, it could be a sign that dirt and debris have accumulated within the filter, obstructing airflow.
  2. Strange Odors: Foul or musty odors emanating from the vents when the aircon is running can indicate the presence of mold or bacteria growth, which thrives in damp and dirty conditions.
  3. Increased Energy Bills: A sudden spike in your energy bills without any significant changes in usage habits could be attributed to the decreased efficiency of your air conditioner due to dirt buildup, causing it to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Frequency of cleaning the air conditioner

How often should you get your aircon cleaned? The frequency of aircon cleaning largely depends on factors such as usage, environmental conditions, and the specific type of AC unit you have. Most homeowners should check their filters every month. However, a general rule of thumb is to clean your aircon at least once every three months.


Now that you understand the importance of aircon cleaning and maintenance, you might be wondering how to go about it. Fortunately, with the right tools and techniques, cleaning your air conditioner can be a straightforward DIY task.

12V Rechargeable Battery Powered Portable 17L Water Pressure AirCon/Car Cleaner:

Unlock all the cleaning accessories in one box:

① Inside the box, you'll find a sturdy PVC hose in sleek black, extending up to 6 meters, ensuring flexibility and reach for all your cleaning needs.

②The adjustable spray gun, accompanied by a stainless nozzle head, offers precise control over water flow for various surfaces.

③ & ④ Equipped with a flat/shower head and brush head, tackle different cleaning tasks effortlessly.

⑤The 17L water tank in vibrant orange, coupled with a 3-meter car cigarette lighter charger base in grey, ensures uninterrupted cleaning sessions even on-the-go.

⑥ & ⑦Complete with an Oring, 100-240V black power cord charger, and a comfortable shoulder strap


Operating steps (Applied for split systems):

Step 1: Prepare the Area: Turn off the power to your air conditioner and clear any obstacles around the unit to allow for easy access.

Step 2: Remove the filters: Gently pull on the sides of the front fascia of the indoor unit to release the clips holding it, then pull the plastic forward to access the filters.

Step 3: Choose the operation mode of the water pressure cleaner:

  1. Battery mode: Charge the A/C cleaner for 6-8 hours using a charger. Once it got fully charged, turn the A/C cleaner switch to 'I', and the device is ready to use.
  2. Car Cigarette Port mode: Use a Car Cigarette Lighter Charger to connect the A/C cleaner to the wall. Ensure that the car cigarette lighter and adapter are securely connected. Wait until the indicator light is completely on before turning the A/C cleaner switch to 'II' to start the device.

Step 4: Apply the spray gun: Use the spray gun to rinse the filters thoroughly with water, targeting areas with heavy buildup. You can apply any type of the spray gun head (Nozzle head, Showerhead, Brush head) to adjust the water flow mode and water pressure.

Step 5: Dry the filters: Allow the unit to dry completely before reassembling and turning it back on.

By following these simple steps and incorporating the water pressure cleaning pump into your routine, you can ensure that your air conditioner stays clean, efficient, and reliable for years to come, all while saving money on maintenance and repair costs.

 What Makes the Water Pressure Cleaner Stands Out?

  1. Energy saving: The spray is changeable with adjustable water pressure. You can adjust the spray from water jet to fine mist. Cordless power supply from the rechargeable battery. It saves water, electricity, and time, while also being environmentally friendly.
  2. Portable-Use: It has shoulder strap and wheels for easy carrying. Mesh accessories pocket available at the back of the device.
  3. Multifunctional: Uses it anywhere, anytime, no power or water connections are required. Perfect for car cleaning, AC cleaning, pet caring, gardening, BBQ, camping, boating, and doing all the ideal cleaning. 
  4. High water pressure: Water pressure is from 3 to 9 bar. Water flow which mode is up to 10,000 times/min high-frequency vibration. Easy to remove tough stains and dust that have built up over time.

In conclusion, regular aircon cleaning and maintenance are essential for preserving the performance and longevity of your unit. Don't wait until your aircon starts showing signs of trouble, take proactive steps today to keep it running smoothly now.

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