If you do not regularly clean and maintain your air conditioning unit, it may begin to put out unclean air, and could produce electrical problems. Practicing general maintenance by dismantling your AC unit may prevent these problems from occurring. You can dismantle your home air conditioning unit with a couple basic tools without the help of a HVAC technician.
Things You'll Need
Pull out the air conditioner's power cord from the electrical outlet and remove any plastic or wood materials securing the AC unit to the window. Enlist a helper to hold one side of the unit while you secure the opposite side with your hands. Raise the unit out of the window and set it on a solid work surface.
Slide out the air filter from inside the AC unit if you are able to. Many AC units allow you to easily slide the filter from a compartment, while others may require you to remove a plastic cover secured with screws. Remove the screws with the appropriate type of screwdriver, if necessary.
Loosen and remove the Phillips-head screws or unhook the plastic retention latches from the AC unit's front cover. The cover will be a large plastic piece that hides the unit's motor. Gently lift the cover from the AC unit and place in a safe location for later.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Maintain an Air Conditioner
A properly maintained air conditioner will cool your home for years. It's easy to do, only takes a little time and by...
How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner
With summer comes the question of whether or not you should get a room air conditioner, and what kind to get. A...
How to Troubleshoot a Rheem Air Conditioner
Rheem is a company that specializes in heating, cooling and water heating products. Rheem air conditioning units are used in both residential...
How to Install a Window Air Conditioner
The mercury is rising and the humidity is making it feel even hotter. It's time to install that air conditioner! If central...
How to Clean Air Conditioner Coils
Your air conditioner's condenser and evaporator coils need to be kept clean for your air conditioner to run efficiently. As dirt and...
How to Buy a Cheap Air Conditioner Unit and Save Money On Air Conditioning Electricity costs
In the strong summer heat there is no better way to cool off than a good air conditioner. If you are on...
How to Bend Copper Pipe Without Kinks for an Air Conditioner
Kinks in an air-conditioning system's copper pipe restrict refrigerant flow, which reduces system efficiency and can reduce the compressor's life expectancy ...