How to Clean Your Wall Split Air Conditioning Filter

Your wall split air conditioner is an important addition to your home, keeping you cool during hot summers and warm during the colder months. To ensure it continues to keep you comfortable and provide clean air, regular maintenance is essential. In this post, we will discuss the significance of cleaning your wall split air conditioning filter and provide a detailed guide on how to do it easily at home.

Why Cleaning Your Filter Is Needed

Before we delve into the cleaning process, let’s understand why keeping your air conditioning filter clean is so important. The filter in your air conditioner is responsible for purifying the air that circulates through the system. When your air conditioner is running, the filter is constantly at work, trapping dust, allergens, and particles. Over time, these contaminants can clog the filter, reducing its efficiency and affecting the quality of the air in your home. To ensure optimal performance and maintain air quality, regular cleaning is necessary.

How Often Should You Clean the Filter?

Here at Ford & Doonan, we recommend cleaning your air conditioner filter every 6 to 12 months, depending on usage. If you have pets, suffer from allergies, or have children in the house, you may need to clean the filter as often as every 3 months. To get started, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Turn Off the Air Conditioner

Locate the wall controller or remote and switch off the unit. Wait until you hear no sound coming from both the indoor and outdoor unit, indicating that the air conditioner is completely powered down.
Wall Split Turn Off the Air Conditioner

Step 2: Access the Filter

Safely position a step ladder so you can easily reach your wall split air conditioner. Lift up the front panel by undoing the clips on both the left and right-hand side. This will reveal the filter. Depending on the model of your air conditioner, you may also need to remove a filter protector from the front.
Wall Split Air-conditioning: Access the Filter

Step 3: Remove and Clean the Filter

Carefully remove the filter from inside the air conditioner without damaging any other components. It should come out with little effort. If the filter seems stuck, do not force it; instead, contact the Ford & Doonan service department on 08 9331 8800 for assistance. Take the filter outside and clean it using a hose or use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Ensure the filter is completely dry before reinstalling it.
Wall Split Air-conditioning: Reinstall the Filter

Step 4: Reinstall the Filter

Gently place the cleaned filter back into the air conditioner. If the filter appears damaged in any way, contact Ford & Doonan to purchase a replacement. Never run your air conditioner without a filter installed. After reinstalling the filter, clear the filter reset icon on the remote control. Switch the air conditioner back on and enjoy the fresh, cool air it provides.
Wall Split Air-conditioning - Remove and Clean the Filter

Step 5: Set a Reminder

To ensure you don’t forget this in the future, mark your calendar for cleaning the filter every 6 or 12 months. This will help you maintain the air conditioner’s efficiency and air quality.

If at any point your air conditioner makes unusual noises or doesn’t perform as it should, don’t hesitate to turn off the system and contact the Ford & Doonan service department on 08 9331 8800.

In conclusion

Cleaning your wall split air conditioning filter is a straightforward yet easy step you can take to maintain the performance and longevity of your system. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can enjoy cleaner, healthier air and a more efficient air conditioning system. Make filter maintenance a routine part of your home’s upkeep, and both your comfort and well-being will benefit.