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How to Care for Your Air Conditioner During Winter?
Monday, February 4, 2019

You aren’t using your air conditioning unit during the cold winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the maintenance of your unit. If you wish to keep your air conditioner in top condition over the years and prevent the unit from breaking down when you need it most, you must maintain it throughout the year.

In this post, we will highlight some tips to maintain your air conditioner during the winter months so that it’s ready to function when the mercury rises again.

1. Say No to Waterproof Covers

Many people think plastic covers are best for protecting the condenser of their air conditioner during the cold months. While it may seem like a good idea, waterproof covers shouldn’t be used as they can trap moisture in the air conditioner, causing the unit to deteriorate and rust.

2. Protection from Icicles is Essential

If icicles fall on your air conditioner, they may damage the grating. If they fall through the unit’s grating, they can also damage your unit’s mechanical parts located inside the condenser. To ensure that your air conditioner is safe from icicles, cover your unit with a plywood board during the winter season. This will protect the condenser from falling icicles when the mercury drops.

Plywood won’t trap moisture inside the system. Leave the cover on your unit throughout the cold months, but take it off before you start using your AC during the summer.

3. Keep Organic Debris Away

Organic debris such as twigs and dead leaves can find their way into the condenser of your air conditioner. Over time, debris may be buildup inside your air conditioner. This can reduce the efficiency of your condenser, causing your AC to work harder to keep your home cold. If you want to protect your unit, it is essential to keep organic debris away from the condenser.

Regularly remove all twigs and dead leaves around your unit. If there are any plants near your unit, prune them to ensure that dead leaves don’t get inside your condenser. This way, your air conditioner will stay safe from debris throughout the cold season.

4. Consider a Tune-Up

Many people may not realize this, but winter is a great time for an air conditioner tune-up. During a tune-up, the technician can identify potential problems that can create more issues if not fixed in time. They can make the repairs and perform service work to ensure that your air conditioner stays in great condition even when you aren’t using it.

Contact Crane Heating and Air at 531 641 4700 to have your air conditioner checked by experienced technicians. We will service your air conditioner to ensure that it doesn’t breakdown when you turn it on immediately after the end of winter.



 
 
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