Monday, August 9, 2010

Dust to dust

My air conditioner has a sort of lint-trap thingie to filter dust out of the air it conditions. Of course, as the A/C runs, the dust builds up, and periodically has to be taken out of the unit and cleaned out. How to clean it out without getting built-up dust everywhere has been a problem, but I am proud to announce that it has only taken me ten years to come up with the answer: use the hose attachment on the vacuum cleaner to do it.

My friends, this is the sort of quick-thinking innovation that has made the Johnny Pez blog a power in the land.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Can't you just remove the unit, and shake it off outside?

smartalek said...

I hold mine under the water stream from the tap over any sink, dust-side down.
The dust and grime are usually sufficiently compacted that it comes off very quickly, mostly in chunks or sheets.
If you put the filter-screen back into the AC unit still dripping, you can get a bit of humidification as well as cooling from your AC, should you want that.