How to prepare your air conditioning unit for winter

Air conditioning is one of the most necessary parts of your home that you want to keep using in the hot summer months, but what about when winter slowly approaches? What should you do to keep you air conditioning unit safe in the cold months?

Find out what to do and how to manage your unit in winter!

First things first…

Your air conditioning has served you well all summer. It’s kept you cool when the sun outside blares, so how can you take of it in winter?

The first thing to do is to cut the power going into the unit. There should be the power circuit close to the unit, so open and flip the switch from on to off. Doing this will prevent the unit from turn on in a somewhat warm winters day, so water can’t flow into the unit and potentially freeze it!

Keeping it fresh…

Just like all things, your air conditioning unit is bound to get dirty in the months it’s being used. The days of hot weather bring out all kind of bugs and dirt, so be sure to give it a good clean when you’re heading into the winter months! You can use a hose to do this part, removing bird droppings, bugs, dust and dirt from inside your unit. You should have an access panel to the inside of the air con, so be sure to remove any leaves and other debris that could potentially block up your system.

Insulating pipes…

Did you know that you can actually keep your unit warm in the cold! Covering any exposed pipes with foam covers can protect them against the potentially freezing temperatures! You can use duct tape to keep them covers in place.

Check it regularly…

Remember to give you air conditioning unit the once over on occasion, just to make sure that any covers you’ve placed over the unit are still secure. This will keep snow, ice and other debris off your unit, making it ready for reuse when needed!

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