I have an old Friedrich Power Miser air conditioner. Still works fine
but the foam insulation within it at the seams is breakding down and
Do you think it would be OK to just remove the old foam and put trhe
front cover back on?
The foam filters deteriorate after a few years. Cheap to replace with a
generic one from the hardware store.
No, the dust is no more harmful than any other dust, dander, pet hairs,
farts, or lint in your air.
I didn't mean the filter at the front vent that you're supposed to
remove, but the insulation lining the inside parts of the air
conditioner to seal it.
However, the insulation lining looks like its made of the same foam
filter material anyway.
I was just worried about spreading foam dust residue throughout the
household when I turn the AC on.
So: if everyone says its safe to, I'll just cut off the decaying foam
insulation, try to remove all dust particles that have lodged in the
vents, then crank up the AC.
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