why and how to clean your air conditioners

//why and how to clean your air conditioners

why and how to clean your air conditioners

Good quality air in your home is vital for good health and well being. Poor air quality can lead to a whole host of health and breathing issues. Filters within air conditioning systems are there to catch dust, pollen and bacteria. This needs to be cleaned regularly otherwise they can grow mouldy. Mould, in itself, can sometimes be detrimental to human health.

In addition, keeping your Air Conditioning Cleaning will also ensure that they are operating optimally. If they are working efficiently, they will also use less energy and keep your home cool or warm more easily.\

Cleaning air conditioners can be a laborious task, especially when you have a long to-do list to get through on any given day. That’s where professional cleaning services can take over. With their experience and expertise with all types of air conditioners, they can take care of cleaning your air conditioners and your home.

How should you clean your air conditioners?

The most common type of air conditioner in Australia is the split-system air conditioners, however, ducted and wall window models exist too. The following steps can be applied to all three. 

01. Read the instructions

Most electrical items come with safety and maintenance information. Check the manual for details on how to open up the air conditioner safely. If you have bought the air conditioner as part of a home and don’t have the manual, it can easily be looked up online on the company website.

02. Clean the indoor unit dust filters

Make sure the system is switched off before you start to open it up. The dust filters are vital to clean since they can easily become clogged up with dust. You usually need to open up the outer plastic cover to access. You can vacuum the dust off it, or clean it in warm soapy water. If you go for the latter option, make sure it is thoroughly dry before it is replaced.

They should be cleaned every few weeks or months depending on how regularly you use your air conditioner. If you use it regularly, you can easily make the cleaning part of your regular domestic cleaning service. 

03. Decide whether to replace or clean the air filter

Some air conditioners come with air purification filters. These also need cleaning or even replacing annually or every couple of years. If you are cleaning your air conditioner for the first time in years, it may need replacing rather than cleaning.

04. Clean the air conditioner’s louvres

These are the oscillating blades that direct the airflow in an air conditioner. You can clean them  a thorough clean with a dry cloth or with the vacuum cleaner. 

05. Tackle the the outdoor unit

This part of the air conditioner should be clear of surrounding grass and plants. You should brush away dust, leaves and cobwebs regularly. This can be done with a vacuum cleaner that can remove the dirt and dust from the outside as well as the inside. If you need to clean inside the outdoor unit, opening it up should be left to professional services.

06. Professional cleaning services

Your air conditioner can easily be cleaned by professional services. They are well equipped and experienced to deal with air conditioner cleaning properly and efficiently. 


Cleaning air conditioners regularly will keep them operating optimally and also ensure that the air you breathe is healthy for all. Dom Care Cleaning offers comprehensive air conditioning cleaning services in Brisbane. We specialise in the cleaning and sanitising of all split systems, ducted and window air conditioning units. 

Our professional team of air conditioning cleaners can attend your home or business at a time that fits in with you and your busy schedule. They will carry out all the work to the highest standards in a prompt manner and remove all waste and cleaning equipment upon completion. Get in touch today on 0411 069 938 or drop us an email at domcarecleaning@hotmail.com for a no obligation quote.

2021-12-08T09:13:51+00:00September 30th, 2020|Blog|