This article shares the benefits of maintaining clean filters and how to remove the filter from our unit.
Prestige Series 42" & GCTW Series 26"
Slide out Filters
801120890041 - 42" Filter behind the front panel (sold individually)
*801120890022 - 42" Front pull-out filters (sold individually), older models have these types of filters
801120590017 - GCTW 26" Filter
GCDM Series 32"
802903200002 - GCDM Series 32" Filter
Why is it important to clean PTAC filters regularly?
Regular cleaning of PTAC filters is crucial for several reasons:
- Efficient Airflow: A clean filter allows the PTAC unit to function optimally, ensuring proper airflow and efficient heating or cooling performance.
- Better Indoor Air Quality: Cleaning the filters regularly reduces the amount of dust, pollen, and other pollutants in the air, contributing to improved indoor air quality and a healthier environment.
- Lower Energy Consumption: Clogged filters make the PTAC unit work harder to maintain the desired temperature, leading to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. Clean filters help maintain energy efficiency.
- Prolonged Equipment Life: Regular maintenance, including filter cleaning, can extend the lifespan of the PTAC unit, saving you money on potential repairs or replacements.
How do I clean the PTAC filters?
Cleaning the PTAC filters is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide:
- Power Off: Before attempting any cleaning, ensure the PTAC unit is turned off and unplugged from the power source to avoid accidents.
- Locate the Filter: The filters are usually located behind the front grille of the PTAC unit. See the video tutorial above for the process.
- Remove the Filters: Once the front panel is open, take out the filters carefully.
- Vacuuming/Wash the Filter: Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove large dust particles and debris from the filters. Or wash the filters with warm, soapy water. Gently scrub the filters to remove any remaining dirt.
- Thorough Drying: After washing, ensure the filters are completely dry before reinserting them into the PTAC unit. Air-drying for a few hours is recommended.
- Power On: Plug in the PTAC unit and turn it on. Check that the filters are correctly installed and that the unit is functioning correctly.
How often should I clean my PTAC filters?
The frequency of PTAC filter cleaning depends on various factors, such as the level of usage, the environment, and air quality. As a general guideline, it is recommended to clean the filters every one to three months. However, if the PTAC unit is in a dusty or high-traffic environment, more frequent cleaning may be necessary.
Can I use the PTAC unit without the filters?
It is not recommended to operate the PTAC unit without the filters. The filters play a vital role in preventing dust and debris from entering the unit and clogging the internal components. Running the PTAC without filters can lead to reduced efficiency, increased energy consumption, and potential damage to the system.
Remember, regular maintenance, including cleaning the PTAC filters, is essential for keeping the system running efficiently and ensuring a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.