Air Conditioner is one of the most abuse appliances in our homes every summer. Sometimes we don’t mind our electricity bill as long as we are comfortable and we could avoid heatstroke. But like any other stuff, air conditioner needs regular maintenance too. It is very important to make our aircon runs efficiently so we can save on electricity bill.
One important task is to clean the filter every month. Do you know that by cleaning the dirty filter you can lower your energy consumption by 5 to 15%? For the last several years, I’ve been using 3M Filtrete. It is a microparticle aircon filter that you attach on the screen filter.
According to the packaging, it is made of electrostatically-charged fibers that work like magnets to attract and trap microparticles. So you breathe fresher and cleaner air. It works like an air purifier because it reduces the number of dust, mold, pollen and smoke particles.
One thing I like about this product is, it so easy to install and remove. I just remove the filtrete and use wipes to clean my screen filter. Attach new 3M Filtrete and reinstall the screen filter. The filtrete will last 1-2 months.
Cleaning the dirty filter is an easy task for me but cleaning condenser is my husband’s job. I’m fortunate because my husband knows how to clean our aircon but if he is busy, we also hire a professional to do the job.
Have you cleaned your air conditioner?