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Lower your electricity cost by cleaning the a/c

Hey folks you know how expensive it is to run that air conditioner! well some simple effective ways you can save a buck or two:
1.clean that dirty cloged filter regularly
2.ensure that drain pipe allows moisture to escape redealy
3.tighten up those slack connections that bringa power to the units,this should be no/;2 on the list
4.use the a/c wisely and sure to seal those leaky creases cold air has a tendency to flow to low pressure area.

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Why is there a ***** smell?


I worked extensively on GE Zoneline AZ Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps while a Maintenance Superintendent at a Senior Citizen's Apartment Complex. Not knowing what type of smell to which you are referring, I can assure you that other than "burnt electrical" smells, the only smell that could possibly be produced would be that from within the INDOOR SPACE. Perhaps something has made its way into the INDOOR AIR FILTER? Perhaps that INDOOR AIR FILTER needs to be cleaned. To clean the INDOOR AIR FILTER, simply lift both of the filters from the front cover, take to your clean bath tub. Run EXTREMELY HOT WATER from the back of the filter to the front of the filter. Then, fill your bathtub 1/4 way with EXTREMELY HOT WATER. Add 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide and 1 cup of Real Lemon Juice. Set both filters in this solution for 30 minutes; then rinse with clear water. Set filters up to dry for at least 2 hours in the sun or an air breeze. Replace filters into the GE Zoneline.

Also, not knowing how OLD your GE Zoneline system is, the COILS may need to be cleaned. To do this, simply turn OFF your GE Zoneline unit and remove the front COVER of the unit. Next, mix in a spray bottle 4 packets of LEMON flavored KOOL-AID (without SUGAR) and water. Shake well. Spray the INDOOR COILS of your GE Zoneline unit with the entire contents of this mixture. Let set for at least 10 minutes. Then turn your GE Zoneline to the COOL position. The citric acid in the lemon kool-aid will be forced through the coils to continue to remove any dirt, dust, debris and effectively CLEAN those coils. This will also provide you a LEMONLY odor within your room. Simple and cheap.

Enjoy your GE Zoneline unit.

Aug 30, 2014 | GE Zoneline AZ55H07D Air Conditioner

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I have a sharp portable air conditioner . The coils are dirty and have a pink wet looking gel substance on them. I cannot remove the front. So what is the best way to clean them?


That pink substance is mold. you can use a non rinse evaporator coil cleaner its simple and quick. just sparay it on a run the a/c.

Jun 28, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Window air conditioner keeps kicking off.


is the fans running at all. you have a short some where. od you know how to use an ohm meter? let me know

May 10, 2007 | LG LB1200ER Air Conditioner

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