How to Clean MRCOOL AC Indoor Unit: A Comprehensive DIY Guide

Maintaining the cleanliness of your MRCOOL AC indoor unit is crucial for its efficient operation, improved air quality, and extended lifespan. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of cleaning your MRCOOL AC indoor unit, ensuring it runs at its best.

Prepare the Workspace

Before you begin the cleaning process, ensure that you have the necessary tools and materials ready. This includes:

  • A screwdriver (flathead or Phillips, depending on your unit’s design)
  • A vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment
  • A sink or bathtub for washing the filter
  • Warm water
  • Mild detergent or a mixture of water and vinegar (optional for deeper cleaning)
  • Microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush
  • Gloves (to protect your hands)

Additionally, make sure the area around the indoor unit is clear and accessible, allowing you to work comfortably.

Turn Off the Power

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The first and most crucial step is to turn off the power to the MRCOOL AC indoor unit. This can be done by locating the circuit breaker or power switch that controls the unit and switching it to the “Off” position. Disconnecting the power source is essential for your safety and to prevent any electrical hazards during the cleaning process.

Remove the Filter

Carefully remove the vent cover or front panel of the indoor unit to access the air filter. Use the appropriate screwdriver to unscrew and detach the cover, ensuring you don’t damage any components. Gently pull out the air filter, taking care not to bend or tear it.

Vacuum the Filter

Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to thoroughly remove any visible dust, debris, or pet hair from the air filter. Carefully run the vacuum nozzle over the entire surface of the filter, paying close attention to the edges and corners. This step helps to dislodge and capture the larger particles before the filter is washed.

Wash the Filter

If vacuuming alone doesn’t remove all the dirt and grime, it’s time to wash the filter. Fill a sink or bathtub with warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent or a mixture of one part water and one part white vinegar. Submerge the filter in the solution and let it soak for about an hour. This will help to break down and dissolve any stubborn dirt or grease buildup.

After the soaking period, gently agitate the filter in the water to dislodge any remaining debris. Rinse the filter thoroughly with clean water, ensuring that all the detergent or vinegar solution is removed. It’s important to hold the filter in the opposite direction of the airflow during the rinsing process, as this will help push the dirt and debris out of the filter.

Dry the Filter

Once the filter is thoroughly rinsed, it’s time to dry it completely before reinstalling. Lay the filter flat on a clean, dry surface and allow it to air-dry. Flip the filter halfway through the drying process to ensure even drying. Avoid using hot air tools, such as a hairdryer, as they can damage the filter material.

Reinstall the Filter

After the filter is completely dry, carefully slide it back into the indoor unit, ensuring it is properly aligned and secured in place. Reattach the vent cover or front panel, making sure it is securely in place.

Turn the Power Back On

Finally, turn the power back on to the MRCOOL AC indoor unit. Verify that the unit is functioning correctly and that the airflow is unobstructed.

Maintain Regular Cleaning

To keep your MRCOOL AC indoor unit running at its best, it’s recommended to clean the air filter every month or every other month, depending on the usage and environmental conditions. Regular filter cleaning can improve energy efficiency by 5-15% and ensure optimal air quality in your living space.


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