I need to set aside time to clean my window air conditioner before it gets too humid

I already miss the winter weather, as crazy as that might sound.

Since I no longer live up north, I rarely experience temperatures below 35 degrees even during the most extremely periods of the winter season.

Often the temperatures outside are in the 50s or 60s with plenty of sunshine as well. The humidity level is commonly below 50% during these periods of time as well. I get to enjoy several months of wearing comfortable clothing. I can manage most days with a long sleeve shirt and a pair of denim jeans. By the time we get to March, the weather warms up even more and I can begin wearing shorts and t-shirts again until the next autumn season. It’s no wonder why so many people flock to this area during winter to escape the freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, our climate isn’t perfect for the entire year. We have an extended summer that mirrors the extended winter in the climate up north. It gets excruciatingly hot and humid outdoors, requiring an efficient indoor climate control system. Right now I get by with a window air conditioner that I purchased brand new last year. It is rated at 10,000 BTUs which is high for a window air conditioner. I can’t imagine having a better window air conditioner, especially when I turn it on after it has been off for a while. It gets so cold inside faster than I could ever hope for. But as great as the window air conditioner is, you have to keep it clean and replace the filters regularly. That’s why I’m taking it apart to clean it this weekend before the weather gets even more humid outside. Higher moisture levels outside yield higher chances for mold growth in my window air conditioner.


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