Care and Cleaning
Energy Saving Ideas
Clean your air conditioner occasionally to keep it looking new. Be sure to unplug the
unit before cleaning to prevent shock or fire hazards.
Air Filter Cleaning
The air filter should be checked at least once a month to see if cleaning is necessary.
Trapped particles in the filter can build up and cause an accumulation of frost on the
• Push the vent handle to the Vent Closed position (where applicable).
• Open the front panel.
• Grasp the filter by the center and pull up and out.
• Wash the filter using liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse filter
thoroughly. Gently shake excess water from the filter. Be sure filter is thoroughly dry
• Or, instead of washing you may vacuum the filter clean.
• Be sure to unplug the air conditioner to prevent shock or fire hazard. The cabinet and
front may be dusted with an oil-free cloth or washed with a cloth dampened in a solution
of warm water and mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
• Never use harsh cleaners, wax or polish on the cabinet front.
• Be sure to wring excess water from the cloth before wiping around the controls. Excess
water in or around the controls may cause damage to the air conditioner.
• Plug in air conditioner.
If you plan to store the air conditioner during the winter, remove it carefully from the
window according to the installation instructions. Cover it with plastic or return it to the
• Do not block air flow inside with blinds, curtains or furniture; or outside with shrubs,
enclosures, or other buildings.
• The capacity of the room air conditioner must fit the room size for efficient and satisfactory
• Install the room air conditioner on the shady side of your home. A window that faces north
is best because it is shaded most of the day.
• Close the fireplace damper, floor and wall registers so cool air does not escape up the
chimney and into the duct work.
• Keep blinds and drapes in other windows closed during the sunniest part of the day.
• Clean the air filter as recommended in the section "Care and Cleaning."
• Proper insulation and weather stripping in your home will help keep warm air out and cool
• External house shading with trees, plants or awnings will help reduce the air conditioner's
• Operate heat producing appliances such as ranges, washers, dryers and dishwashers
during the coolest part of the day.
09/20/2005, 5:30 PM