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
Trapped particles in the filter can build up and block air from flowing to cooling
coils and cause an accumulation of frost on the cooling coils.
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 before replacing.
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
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 cloth
or return it to the original carton.
NOTE: Store air conditioner in a dry place in upright position (horizon-
tal with base down).
The capacity of the room air conditioner must fit the room size for efficient
and satisfactory operation.
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.
Do not block inside airflow around air conditioner with blinds, curtains or
furniture; or outside with shrubs, enclosures, or other buildings.
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
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 air in.
External house shading with trees, plants or awnings will help reduce the
air conditioner's work load.
Operate heat producing appliances such as ranges, washers, dryers and
dishwashers during the coolest part of the day.