As the weather cools, now’s the time to make sure that your A/C unit is completely turned off and prepped for winter and the freezing temperatures and precipitation that will accompany it. If you haven’t already done so, here are some tips for preparing your air conditioning unit for the winter–
It’s probably self-explanatory, but the very first thing that you should do is make sure that the power to your A/C unit is shut off. Once the power’s off, you can move onto the other steps. This is critical both for saving energy and making sure that any maintenance you perform is done safely.
The next thing that you’ll want to do is clean out the A/C unit and inspect it for any damage. Typically, there will be a lot of debris in and surrounding the unit. Once you remove physical debris, use a hose or soap and water to gently remove dirt and dust. Allow the unit to dry fully.
During the cleaning process–or once it’s been completed–make sure you inspect the unit for any damage. Damage might include frayed wires, rust, cracks, and more. If you notice anything, call a professional.
Finally, the last thing that you’ll need to do after the air conditioning unit is shut off, cleaned out, and inspected, is to cover the A/C unit with a cover that is both waterproof and that will help to insulate the unit. Depending on the cover you use and its quality, you may consider adding additional insulation. Any exposed pipes and wiring will likely benefit from additional insulation.
Preparing your A/C for winter might be more than you think you can take on right now. What’s more, if your A/C unit isn’t working properly, you may be wondering whether there is additional maintenance or repairs you need to perform before you prepare your A/C for winter. Fortunately, our team is ready to help you. At Naughton Mechanical LLC, we offer air conditioning repair and maintenance services for both homes and businesses throughout Indiana.
Prepping your air conditioner properly for winter is an important part of the long-term health of your A/C unit. For the assistance you need, please reach out to our team directly today. We offer the air conditioner repair, maintenance, and replacement services you can count on. We’re open – call us to schedule an appointment today.