Fall is just around the corner and with it comes the relief from those high temperatures you have been suffering for the last few months. As the days grow shorter and your mind turns to football, you have probably nearly forgotten about your air conditioner. That could be a big mistake as you wouldn’t want to start next summer having to buy a new AC unit for your Evansville home due to neglect this fall. When it is time to prep your air conditioning unit for the winter, here are a few steps you need to follow. If you have any concerns, call on a professional for help.
A centralized system will need to have filters changed out and the unit needs to be inspected to ensure it is clean. Having a professional clean your system is beneficial as it will keep the air in your home a whole lot cleaner and your family healthier.
If your unit is in an outdoor location, you need to set aside a little more time for fall preparation. The first thing you will want to do is make sure the unit is turned off, safety is important. Next, take a hose and thoroughly cleaned off the unit, make sure all dirt and debris is removed. You will then want to cover any pipes exposed to the elements to keep them from freezing. Once that is complete, you will want to cover and secure the entire unit. Whatever type of cover you use should be tied or otherwise secured so winter winds won’t blow it away.