How To Clean Air Conditioning Units

How To Clean Air Conditioning Units

Posted by Richard Holland on 30 October 2020 09:08:07 GMT

An effective cleaning routine for air conditioning units is important for every sector, particularly as we are becoming more aware of the hygiene practices that surround us.

Whether you’re looking to maintain hygiene in classrooms, hospitals, secure facilities, or any other space, here’s how you can make your life easier when cleaning air conditioning units.

The most effective way to thoroughly clean your unit is to invest in an air conditioning guard that has easy access, this will make cleaning easy.

Once installed, the system will allow for your unit to be rotated to floor level, providing complete access behind the radiator for careful cleaning.

Read on to find out more…

Cleaning Behind The Unit In 2 Steps

Here are 2 steps to effectively clean your air conditioning units thoroughly.

#Step 1. Before you begin your clean, protect the surface beneath your unit with a towel and make sure the unit is completely switched off.

#Step 2. Then, clean the debris from your unit either with a long-handled micro-fibre brush or with a vacuum cleaner. Repeat this step until your unit is clean.


Air Conditioning Unit Cleaning Methods

Understandably, cleaning your unit can be difficult. This is due to having little space between each component in the unit, however, cleaning is made simpler by:

Microfibre Brushes

Microfibre is a synthetic fibre that is thinner than one-fifth of human hair. The fineness of microfibre makes it hugely effective when it comes to collecting dust and dirt.

You’ll need to use a microfibre cloth that is attached to a long-handled brush to reach down your unit.


Whether you use a hand-held vacuum or the hose on a regular vacuum cleaner, vacuums suck the dust out of your units without you having to reach down.

With this, you may not achieve the same results as you would by scrubbing the fins, but vacuuming can be a useful beginning point for cleaning procedures.


Why You Need To Clean Your Unit

Air conditioning guards can be hot, the heat that they emit provides the ideal temperature for bacteria to multiply and thrive.

Once someone touches your radiator and then touches another surface, contamination starts to spread, resulting in illness. This can only be minimised by frequent, effective cleaning, as shown in the methods listed above.

You can improve your air conditioning unit further by investing in Contour’s air conditioning guards that incorporate BioCote® at the manufacturing stage.

It delivers protection against several microbes, these include bacteria, mould, and some viruses. It’s a silver-based technology which lasts the lifespan of the guard.

Aside from bacteria, the build-up of dust can block grilles and therefore, can result in ineffective heating and cooling within an environment.

This can result in your bills soaring, this is where drop-down guards are essential in saving you costs long-term.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combines an extensive range of colour-paints is with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regards us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour has a quality-first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

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Topics: Air Conditioning Guard