How to Clean the Air Filter of a Senville Split AC


Maintaining the air filter of your Senville split AC system is crucial for optimal performance and indoor air quality. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of cleaning the air filter, including accessing the filter, cleaning the main filter, cleaning the air freshening filter, and properly reinstalling the components. We’ll also provide visual references and expert tips to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the maintenance procedure.

Preparing to Clean the Air Filter

how to clean air filter of Senville split ac

Before you begin, ensure that the Senville split AC unit is turned off to prevent any accidents or injuries. Locate the front panel of the indoor unit and gently lift it up to access the air filter.

Accessing the Air Filter

The air filter is typically located behind the top air inlet grill of the indoor unit. Carefully grip the tab on the end of the filter, lift it up, and pull it towards yourself to remove the filter from the unit.

Cleaning the Main Air Filter

  1. Inspect the Filter: Closely examine the air filter for any visible dirt, dust, or debris accumulation. This will help you determine the appropriate cleaning method.
  2. Rinse with Warm, Soapy Water: Fill a sink or large container with warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Gently submerge the air filter and use your hands to agitate the water, allowing the dirt and debris to be loosened and washed away.
  3. Rinse with Fresh Water: After cleaning, thoroughly rinse the air filter with clean, fresh water to remove any remaining soap or detergent residue.
  4. Shake Off Excess Water: Gently shake the air filter to remove any excess water droplets. Avoid wringing or twisting the filter, as this can damage the delicate material.
  5. Air Dry: Place the air filter in a cool, dry location, ensuring it is not exposed to direct sunlight. Allow the filter to fully air dry before reinstalling it.

Cleaning the Air Freshening Filter (if applicable)

If your Senville split AC system has an additional air freshening filter, follow these steps:
1. Locate the Air Freshening Filter: Carefully unclip or detach the air freshening filter from the main air filter.
2. Clean with a Vacuum: Use a handheld vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to gently remove any accumulated dust or debris from the air freshening filter.
3. Reattach the Air Freshening Filter: Once the air freshening filter is clean, carefully reattach it to the main air filter.

Reinstalling the Air Filter

  1. Ensure Proper Orientation: Before reinstalling the air filter, double-check that it is oriented correctly, with the tab or handle facing outwards for easy future access.
  2. Slide the Filter Back In: Carefully slide the air filter back into the indoor unit, ensuring it fits snugly in its designated slot.
  3. Close the Front Panel: Gently lower the front panel of the indoor unit, making sure it clicks into place securely.

Expert Tips and Considerations

  • Cleaning Frequency: Senville recommends cleaning the air filter every two weeks for optimal performance and indoor air quality.
  • Water Temperature: Avoid using water hotter than 40°C (104°F) to clean the air filter, as this can cause the front panel to deform or become discolored.
  • Replacement: If the air filter is excessively dirty, damaged, or unable to be effectively cleaned, it may be necessary to replace the filter with a new one.
  • Maintenance Schedule: Establish a regular cleaning routine for your Senville split AC system to ensure long-term efficiency and reliability.

Visual References

For additional guidance, refer to the following video tutorials:
1. How to Change The Filter Of A Mini Split by Richey Property Management
2. Senville LETO Mini Split – Cleaning The Filter
3. DIY Cleaning Mini-Split Filters