Summer is here which has brought with it longer days and increased temperatures. It is a good idea to be prepared by cleaning and maintaining your window air conditioners prior to the hot weather hitting its heyday.

We are listing a few DIY methods from cleaning services in Overland Park, which can help you beat the heat with minimal time and tools. Always remember to unplug your AC before cleaning it.

Cleaning Window AC Unit Filters

The window ACs do a lot of work especially during the summer. If you ever notice that your unit seems to be blasting out less of that sweet cool air than usual, it might be because you’ve forgotten to clean or — in the case of some units — replace your filter. Clean your filter monthly and replace non-reusable filters every two to three months. Clean or replace your filter a little more frequently if you have allergies or live in an area with a lot of pollen. For cleaning,

You’ll Need– A vacuum cleaner, dish soap, a sponge, warm water and an old towel.


  1. Use the vacuum to remove any dust that’s built up after sliding the filter out.
  2. In a clean laundry room sink, combine warm water with dish soap.
  3. Clean the filter, using the sponge to remove any tough dust bunny clingers.
  4. Under the tap, run the filter until the water is clear. Make sure you wash all the soap out.
  5. Lay the filter on the towel to dry. After it has dried, return it to your air conditioner.

Cleaning Window Air Conditioner Coils and Coil Fins

Most window units have two sets of coils. The evaporator coils are located underneath the filter, while the condenser coils are located at the back of the air conditioner. Both sets of coils can be cleaned in the same way.

You’ll Need– A vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment and an old toothbrush.


  1. Remove dirt by vacuuming the coils with the brush attachment.
  2. Use the toothbrush for removing any stubborn bits of debris.

Cleaning Window AC After Storage

You AC is most likely covered in dust and cobwebs when you unpack it from the attic or basement. You, most probably, will not want the debris to blow all over your house which means you should clean the outside of your AC. Use a microfiber cloth and some water to get all the grime off the outside.

Tip– Cover your window AC unit next winter with a sheet of plastic or tarp before storing it.

There’s not much to learning how to clean a window air conditioner. All it takes is a little time to keep your home comfortable through the hotter months. If you have decided on going ahead with professional cleaning services in Overland Park, there can be nothing better than that.

In Overland Park, you can contact Tidy Up Angels LLC on 913-642-2006, we have been providing residential cleaning to the Overland Park area since 2008.  We are a company in Overland Park that you can trust. Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique and superior cleaning experience.