Prepare Your AC for Colder Weather
- AC, air conditioner, HVAC System, HVAC Tips
Now that fall weather is here, homeowners are turning their attention to keeping homes warm. While it’s important to schedule annual furnace maintenance, don’t forget about winterizing your AC unit. It’s essential to properly prepare your outdoor condenser for colder weather by shutting it down, clearing any debris and scheduling maintenance if it was never done during the summer.
Cut the Power
Running the air conditioning system in the winter could cause damage to your system, therefore, you should shut down the power supply to prevent it from turning on if you accidentally switch the thermostat setting to cooling. To cut the power inside, simply flip the dedicated breaker in your electrical panel. It’s also advisable to turn off the power at the unit by accessing the shut-off box.
Clean Your AC Unit
Use a rake or broom to gently sweep off any twigs, leaves and other debris. You can also use a hose and rinse away dirt and dust that has built up over the summer. Preventative maintenance now will make a significant difference when it comes time to get your cooling system ready to go next spring.
Schedule a Tune-Up
It’s a good idea to have a certified cooling specialist inspect your unit and perform a routine tune-up to ensure you won’t have any unwanted surprises next spring. If neglected, small issues can turn into big problems and expensive repairs. An air conditioner tune-up in the fall is especially important if you didn’t have one in the spring or summer.
Keep it Clean
It’s a good idea to perform basic routine maintenance on your AC unit over the course of the fall and winter months. Clear away any leaves, twigs, snow and ice that accumulates to prevent any potential damage from the added weight.
The best way to get your home comfort system ready for
colder weather is to schedule professional maintenance.
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