When it comes to cleaning air filters, thoroughness is key. In terms of maintenance, you need to clean washable filters once every month, neglecting this can cause restriction of airflow as dirt keeps building up within the filter. Proper cleaning of reusable air filters is important to maintain critical airflow and prolong the life of the AC unit. When you inspect your AC filter and see dust on the surface of the filter, it’s time to clean it up.
First, you need to safely get the filter out of the AC unit. Rinse it in a sink or tub with water. You can use a gentle brush and mild detergent to wash off sticky particles. Once that’s done, shake the excess water so it drains out of the drain holes in the frame, and reinstall the air filter back into the system. The airflow from the system will dry the clean filter completely.
Washable air conditioner filters are very easy to clean and maintain. Unlike disposable filters, you can simply take them out of your HVAC unit, rinse them with water, and they’re good to go again. Maintaining a clean and functional AC filter is one of the keys to keeping any commercial building safe from dirty air.