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Room Air Conditioner
Replace or wash air filters
As a filter gets dirty over time, it begins to clog with dust, pollen, etc.A dirty filter means the fan motor of the air conditioner has to work harder to move air through it, which means it has to consume more energy, and is therefore more expensive to operate.
The filter helps to clean the circulating air, which makes room cleaning easier and less frequent, helps improve indoor air quality, and helps to provide relief to allergy sufferers for your home health.
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NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Room Air Conditioner are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Room Air Conditioner.
This task involves removing the air filter and either replacing it or washing it (see your user's manual).
Ensure that the filter is placed in the correct direction of air flow.
Health & Safety
The benefits of this task are moderate, as a dirty filter requires more energy to operate your air conditioner. Also, if people in your house have respiratory problems, then this task becomes more important.
The cost of this task is relatively low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 15 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required. However, you do need to purchase the appropriate filter for your air conditioner's air handler in advance.