Air Conditioners - Cleaning a Room Air Conditioner

Keep room air conditioners clean by performing the following tasks:
  • Dampen a cloth with mild detergent and wipe the front and rear of the indoor grille.
  • Vacuum the indoor grille with with a cleaning brush.
  • Wipe or vacuum the areas behind the grille.
  • Clean your air filter.
  • Make a mixture of lukewarm water and mild soap and wipe down the cabinet of the unit.
  • If the outdoor coils are clogged with debris, they may be professionally cleaned.
Take special care not to force movable louvers out of position or to damage the coil fins.

Note: Always unplug the room air conditioner before performing any work on the unit.