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How to Get Your Window Air Conditioner Ready for Summer: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Get Your Window Air Conditioner Ready for Summer: A Step-by-Step Guide

As the warmer months approach, it's time to dust off your window air conditioner and get it ready for action. After spending the off-season in storage, your AC might need a little TLC to ensure it's in optimal condition for keeping you cool during the heatwaves. Follow these simple steps to prep your window air conditioner for use after being in storage.

1. Check the Cord and Plug
Inspect the cord and plug for any damage caused by small animals or improper storage practices, such as tightly wrapping cords or storing the AC on top of the cord/plug inside the box. Look out for signs of rodent damage and ensure everything is intact and safe to use.

2. Clean the Filters
Remove and clean the filters with mild detergent and warm water. Refer to your user manual for instructions on accessing and cleaning the filters properly. Clean filters ensure efficient airflow and optimal cooling performance.

3. Clean the Coils
Check the front and back coils for dust buildup. If visible, consider hiring a professional cleaner or refer to our cleaning video on YouTube for step-by-step guidance. Clean coils promote better heat exchange and improve overall efficiency.

4. Inspect Air Vents
Examine the air vents on all sides of the unit for any organic material like mold, mildew, leaves, or animal droppings. Also, check for foreign objects that may have fallen into the unit during storage. Clean any visible debris to maintain optimal air quality.

5. Check the Drain Hole
If your unit has a drain hole, ensure it's free from blockages. A blocked drain hole can lead to water buildup and potential damage to your AC unit.

6. Dust the Exterior
Wipe down the exterior of the unit and the air output vents to remove any accumulated dust. A clean exterior not only enhances the appearance but also promotes better airflow.

7. Check for Rust
Inspect both the interior and exterior of the unit for signs of rust. While rust on the exterior may not affect performance, it could indicate potential issues with drainage or water leakage. Adjust the installation site if necessary to prevent further rusting.

8. Inspect Installation Equipment
Check for any damage or rust on the installation equipment, such as brackets and support bars. Contact our parts department for replacement equipment if needed to ensure secure and safe installation.

9. Test the AC
Before installing the unit in the window, test it to ensure it's cooling properly and emitting no unusual odors. Address any issues promptly to avoid discomfort during the hot summer days.

10. Test the Remote
Install new batteries into the remote control and test it while checking the AC. If the remote was left with batteries inside and is now damaged, contact our parts department for a replacement.

Once you’ve confirmed your AC is in good shape, follow the installation instructions in your user manual to safely install the unit in your window.

With these simple steps, you can ensure your window air conditioner is in top-notch condition and ready to provide reliable cooling throughout the summer months. By taking the time to properly prepare your AC for use after storage, you can enjoy a comfortable indoor environment when temperatures rise. Stay cool and beat the heat with a well-maintained window air conditioner!

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