As the name suggests, an evaporative air conditioner cools air with the evaporation of water. This method is different to traditional systems that use either vapour compression or absorption refrigeration cycles, but still offers great results and lower energy bills.
How to Clean Evaporative Air Conditioner Filters Yourself
Cleaning the internal components of any air conditioning unit can be difficult, which is why we suggest leaving it up to a reputable service provider such at Hi-Temp. Thus said, it is possible to implement basic procedures yourself if you have the right information and relentless attention to detail. Below is a guide on cleaning both the air filter and water filter of your evaporative unit:
The air filter is a screen that captures dust, pollen and other micro substances within the air. Its primary objective is to improve the overall quality of the air while reducing potential allergies. First, remove the screw from the rear panel before reaching into the unit to remove the air filter. It will most likely have turned grey because of the accumulation of dust and dirt. The best way to clean it is with a combination of warm water and light detergent. Use a soft brush to scrub the filter before rinsing it with warm water and allowing it to drip dry. Only when it is 100% dry can you re-install it to your unit.
The water filter is located in the reservoir of the cooler, often succumbing to hard water deposits that lead to the build-up of dirt. First, drain all the water from the reservoir. Next, open the door and slowly remove the water filter. Submerge the filter in a lukewarm mixture of water and mild cleaning detergent. Once again, use a soft brush to scrub the filter and remove any dirt you see. Drain the dirty water before using running water to rinse the filter. Allow the filter to drip dry.
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Since 1998, Hi-Temp Services has been providing Western Australia with a comprehensive range of air conditioning outcomes. For more information about aircon cleaning or aircon maintenance in Perth, contact your local specialists on (08) 9248 2809 today.