It’s Air Conditioner Season… Are your AC filters clean and sanitized?

It is that time of year again!

Let’s get those Air Conditioner Filters cleaned and sanitized!

Hi my Viewtiful friends, 

I hope everyone is awesome today! I sure am.

As I have mentioned, in previous posts, I live in South Florida. We have about one and a half seasons here! Let’s call the seasons in South Florida Air conditioner season and sweater season! What I am getting at, us Floridians run our air conditioner about 355 days out of the 365 days of the year. No joke! With that being said, South Florida’s “10 days of sweater season”, is over!

Do you smell that smell? Ooooh that smell!

Last weekend I decided to get my air conditioner filters ready, cleaned and sanitized! For a better smelling “Air Conditioner Season”! And, I am going to show you how I do it. Because really, who wants to smell last year’s funk!?!?

According to…. Air Conditioner filters should be cleaned or replaced every 3 months!

Items you will need:

  • Air conditioner filter/s
  • Large bin, sink, or tub
  • Liquid soap (I use dawn)
  • Vinegar
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil

Step 1: Mix ingredients in hot water

water solution ingredients

Fill bin, sink, or tub with hot water. Pour in one cup of Vinegar, 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap (dawn), and 20-30 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil.

Step 2: Clean and Sanitize the filters

Submerge the filters in the water solution and allow to soak for an hour or longer

Step 3: Rinse and Air Dry

After you have allowed your filters to soak, swish around in the solution, then rinse off the dust, dirt and grime (aka last year’s funk). Allow to air dry. Replace into air conditioner per manufacturer’s instructions after the filters are COMPLETELY DRY!


Using Vinegar and Tea Tree Essential Oil

Vinegar is a great disinfectant and deodorizer. It kills “gram-negative” bacteria, and cuts through grime and grease.

Tea Tree Essential Oil has antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. What more could you ask for?

Together these two natural and amazing ingredients work wonders! Just as good as bleach and other toxic cleaners!

Check out my post about Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Do you have Air Conditioner Filters that are dirty?

How do you clean them?

Did you know you are supposed to clean or change the Air Conditioner Filters every 3-months? In normal conditions.


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  • This is a good reminder! And I love using tea tree oil for cleaning purposes! The smell is so wonderful!

  • Bruce Schinkel Jr.

    Great tips for an important reminder! No need to put up with last year’s smells 🙂

  • Lora Green

    This was a good reminder, we need to stick this on our to-do list. The tea tree oil idea is great!

  • Maikel Kerseboom

    THis is a good reminder. so important to keep them clean


    These are such good tips. I wish I could clean my A.C. myself so not happy with the central air conditioning we live in.

  • I had to clean the air filter out of my old job once, it was filthy. Honestly, its something I didn’t even think of cleaning before so thanks for the tips

  • Love30

    These are really good tips. I only have air conditioning in my car as I’m in the UK but always forget to keep that clean! Ree love30

  • Even if we do not have or need air conditioner, this are really useful tips xo

  • Missy Burson

    We always pay around $80 for this service so thanks for the DIY tips! We will do it on our own this year!