Tip & How-To about Heating & Cooling
The filter in the front if your unit is the life of the unit.You should check no less than once a week.Clean it under low warm running water w/soft towel.Then w/soft dry towel wipe dry gently- so not to tear the filter.If it doesn't look dirty,it still is a little,you can just wipe it down then,Before you put filter back(of course make sure unit is (OFF)Then do this: You can use a multi~surface cleaner like 409,spray a clean towel sprayed w/cleaner until it is very damp,then you're going to clean the coils Carefully;Slowly & gently follow the pattern of the coils(aluminum panel in the front same size as your filter)There should be some black on your towel & a noticeable difference in the shine of the coil panel.Once you're done w/entire panel,rinse towel clean while still damp.respray w/cleaner then to the left & one to the right you'll see what looks like copper tubes.One longw/ horseshoe shaped others running sideways ontop of the big one.Get in there &wipe all of it,top,bottom sides,as far back as uou can ''EASILY"reach,then do the same on other side.Also,In the winter cover the outside of the unit from the weather.In the summer (again unit OFF) you can spray w/a water hose the outtermost section of unit,removing leaves,debris,etc.Do checkups of unit in front (inside, part you move to control which way to blow air)for mold.Use quetips to clean around area.If you do this on a regular basis not only will your window unit stay clean and look much nicer but the unit will last years after its average est.time to replace.
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