Cleaning your wall-mounted air conditioner
In the summer, having air conditioning at home is a basic need, whether you’re a homeowner or a renter. The cool air provided by your wall-mounted air conditioner brings you well-being; however, if it’s poorly maintained, it can lead to various problems, such as an accumulation of bacteria, mould, and fungi inside your device, which can cause allergic reactions and other health concerns, because these are redistributed into the air you breathe.
One tip for checking if your wall-mounted air conditioner needs cleaning: check the condition of your filters. If they’re dirty or their cleaning has been neglected, this indicates that your air conditioner is due for a good cleaning. A second tip: after removing your filter, check what condition the coil and the air outlet are in, and note the condition of the fan.
The cleaning process
The first step is to ensure that your wall-mounted unit is working properly and that the filtration is good. The second is to shut off the system and remove the casing to access the coil in order to clean it. Then, the technician will install their equipment to recover the dirt found in your wall-mounted air conditioning unit.
Using a product specifically designed for cleaning the coil is required, and this must be biodegradable. An antibacterial product will then be applied to prevent the future formation of mould and bacteria. At the end of cleaning your wall-mounted air conditioner, the technician will rinse it with water to remove the excess accumulated on the coil.
How often to clean your air conditioner
It all depends on whether your device is also used for heating. The frequency of cleaning may therefore vary. There are several factors that may influence the space between cleanings, such as dust, pets, and frequent use of the device. We recommend calling a specialized company and having the cleaning done every 3 to 5 years.
At Nettoyeur de la Cité, our employees are trained technicians with experience in cleaning wall-mounted air conditioners. They use the best specialized equipment according to industry standards. With our 33 years of experience, we guarantee a job done well and done properly.