The air return filter on a ducted air conditioning system requires regular cleaning.

Dust collects on the filter and restricts the airflow. The restricted airflow reduces the efficiency of the system and if it becomes blocked it can cause damage to the fan coil unit.

In a normal residential house the filter should be checked/cleaned every six months. On the Daikin ducted systems a filter message comes up on the controller. This message is time based and not related to the amount of dust/dirt on the filter. It will prompt you to clean the filter.

The steps for cleaning a ducted return air filter are (no tools are needed):

Step 1

Undo the hinged Return Air Grill  frame fixing(s).The fixing(s) is usually a thumb screw or a sliding clip.

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

Swing the filter frame open and let it hang vertically.

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

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Step3

Slide out the filter.

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

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How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Clean the filter by washing in warm water

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

Washing Filters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

Place the filter in the sun to fully dry out.

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

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Step 6

Slide the filter back into the hinged grill, swing the grill back into the recess and screw up the fixing screw(slide back the clip).

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

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How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

Clean Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before & After

The filter on the right before cleaning  is covered in dust.

How to clean the Ducted Return Air Filter

Dirty/Clean Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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