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What You Should Be Doing To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Winter

by Amy Henry

As the crisp fall weather settles in and you are ready to break out your sweaters and cozy up in front of a nice warm fire, there are many steps you will also need to take to get your home ready for the change of seasons. One of the systems that you will need to prepare for winter is your air conditioning system. While many people tend to just switch their thermostat over to heat and forget all about their air conditioner, this can actually be detrimental to your air conditioning system. Get to know some of the steps you should be taking to get your air conditioner ready for winter so you can start your preparations as soon as possible.

Clean the Outside Air Conditioning Unit

One of the first steps you will want to take when you are getting ready for winter is to clean your outside air conditioning unit. Throughout the summer months, dirt and debris likely blew into and onto that outdoor air conditioner and the accumulation could be quite significant. If left uncleaned, this debris could cause damage to your air conditioning system.

As such, it is important that you wash down the outside of the unit as well as inside of the air conditioning fan and vent area. You will also want to clear away any trash, piled up leaves, branches or other debris from the area around the air conditioner.

Have Your Air Conditioning System Inspected

Once you have done your cleaning, it is also important that you get your air conditioner inspected by professional air conditioning contractors. A professional inspection will include both the indoor and outdoor components of your air conditioning system. They will check the function and efficiency of your air conditioner, check and change your air filter, and help you ensure that any problems or issues are resolved before you are going to need your system up and running again next year.

Cover the Outdoor Unit

When you are absolutely certain that you will no longer need your air conditioner again for the fall and winter season (generally around the first freeze), you will also want to cover your outdoor air conditioning unit. Placing a cover over the unit will prevent additional debris and dirt from getting into the unit. It will also help to prevent damage from ice accumulation directly on the metal and electrical components of the unit. You can purchase a slip-on air conditioner cover at a local hardware store that is quick and easy to put into place when the time comes.

With these steps in mind, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to get your air conditioner ready for winter. Contact an HVAC company, like Green  Air Inc , for more help.