As we come near to the end of A/C season, it is important to make sure your window and through-the-wall air conditioners are properly cared for. There is not a lot that needs to be done, but here are 3 things that can help increase the life-expectancy and performance of your room air conditioner.
1. Clean the filter: Most filters slide easily out the front and can be washed in a sink.
2. Get rid of any standing water: Occasionally water will pool in the pan of your A/C. If this sits too long it will begin to rust. Sometimes drilling a small hole in the bottom is the simplest solution to this problem. Be very careful though to only drill through the casing, and not into any mechanical or electrical parts!
3. Vacuum out the dust and grime wherever possible.