Tips & Tricks to Prepare Your A/C for the Winter 

Aug 27, 2021 | Uncategorized

As summer is wrapping up and with fall right around the corner, you may catch yourself thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather. Of course, there are several things to do to prepare for fall and winter, but it is essential to shut your AC down properly. Pushing off on these responsibilities can leave your equipment susceptible to inevitable damages or even cause your AC not to turn on next spring. 

Here are some important steps to take to shut down your AC correctly and prepare your equipment for the fall and winter months:

1. Repairs and Maintenance

If you detect any damages or concerns, repair them immediately. Putting off any repairs can leave your equipment exposed to the intense conditions of winter weather. It’s always best to call a professional to ensure your equipment is functioning and working properly, just in case because a professional can spot things that you typically would overlook. 

2. Shut Down Your Equipment

Most folks assume shutting down their equipment only entails switching their cool setting to “off” on the thermostat, but it is not. Locate the breaker box, find the fuse attached to your AC, and flip it to turn it off. Doing so is a surefire way to ensure your equipment will not switch on during the colder weather. Inevitable damages can occur in the case of your equipment switching on during a warm spell.

3. Clean and Cover Condenser 

During the warmer months of the year, your outdoor equipment can collect a lot of clutter and debris, including dirt, leaves, insects, branches, or garbage. You will want to start by clearing the area around your unit and picking up any trash or debris surrounding the equipment. Next, wash your equipment off with a garden hose to make sure all dirt and debris are cleaned off of your equipment. Last, you will cover your equipment. Most covers for condensers can be purchased at most hardware stores such as Lowes or Home Depot. Covering your equipment will ensure protection from the colder conditions of winter. 

Taking these steps will help relieve you of any stress regarding your AC for the colder season. However, if you run into any issues or have any questions, call Springfield Heating & Cooling today at (937) 350-1881, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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