Your home is a huge investment. As the seasons change, there are steps you can take to ensure that parts of your investment are not put at risk when they are not in use. For example, winterizing your air conditioning system will keep you from having large replacements when spring and summer come back around. We’ve included a few steps you can take as a homeowner to keep you’re A/C in the best shape, so it lasts. It’s better to do this type of outdoor task before the weather changes and snow or the temperature begins to fall.
Reasons to Winterize Your Air Conditioning Unit
Maybe you’re thinking “air conditioning units are MEANT to be outside, why would I need to prepare it for the changing of season?” and the answer is simply—it takes little time and extends the life of your unit, saving money overall.
Water, ice and debris collect in and around your unit during the fall and winter. If your air conditioner is not protected, it can clog, rust and deteriorate quicker than a unit that is protected. Air conditioning systems are expensive and after investing in a home, of course you want it to last as long as possible. Ignoring your air conditioning unit all winter could lead to costly repairs or the need to replace the entire unit when spring and summer begin.
Supplies needed include: a clean rag, waterproof cover, Bungee cords, vinyl rope or plywood and brick, foam pipe covers and duct tape.
Winterizing for Colder Environments
Clean the Unit
On a day that isn’t too cold or wet yet, you will want to take a wet rag and wipe out all the debris or dirt that has accumulated all year. Let it dry before you continue the process.
Turn the Unit Off
Shut off the power by going to the outdoor […]