Cleaning Split Air Conditioning

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Air conditioners are essential to neutralize your home and office temperature. Split system air conditioning is widely present in our homes. Using an AC for the long term without proper maintenance can destroy your device.

  1. Drying

If your AC is being used for a long time, it is possible to have traces of moisture and water. Before cleaning the AC, it is important to make it dry.

  1. Plug off the AC

Before you start cleaning your AC, unplug your device from the power source. Ensure that your AC is not connected to any power supply source before cleaning it.

  1. Wrap AC with cleaning bag

Once the AC is disconnected from the power source, cover you’re the indoor unit of your AC with a large garbage bag to entrap all the dirt and dust.

  1. Remove front panel

Detach the front panel of the indoor unit of your AC so you can easily access the inside of split system installation in manly.


  1. Detach the Air Filters

Once the front panel is detached, you will see some rectangular pieces called air filters. Remove the air filters. Clean the air filters with the help of a vacuum cleaner or a toothbrush.

  1. Washing Air Filters

When you have detached the air filters and removed all the dust, wash them with soap and clean water to remove the remaining dirt particles. Use a sponge and rub it gently on the air filters to remove the dust. Wash the filters thoroughly and also air dry them. Do not dry the filters in direct sunlight. 

  1. Cleaning Bacteria Filters

Some splits also have bacteria filters which also need to be cleaned. Clean those like you cleared the air filters.

  1. Cleaning Cooling Fins

Cooling fins are metallic lines that are visible when you remove air filters. An air blower should be used to remove the dust from cooling fins. Do not touch the cooling fins.

  1. Cleaning Coils

Coils are round metal pieces found in the center of the indoor unit. Use a no-rinse evaporator spray to clean these coils.

  1. Antifungal Spray

The antifungal spray helps to inhibit mold growth inside AC. Use the spray where there is more chance of mold formation. Antifungal spray can also be used to sanitize the AC.

  1. Fixing the filters

Before fixing back the bacteria and air filters, make sure that they are dry. Fix both the filters back in their respective place.

  1. Drain Lines

Unhook the pipe connecting the indoor and outdoor units of the AC. Clean the drain lines with the help of a pressurized flush kit. Air-dry the drain lines and attach them again. 

  1. Turn on the AC

When you fix all the parts back, turn on the AC by connecting to the power supply for about 15-20 minutes. This will help to drain out all the dirty water. Now you can enjoy cool and clean air from the AC.

Once the air conditioning installation is done, you need to do its maintenance properly. Follow all the steps mentioned above to have the best experience with your AC.For more information visit