How to Get Your A/C Ready for Winter
As your heating steps up its game, ready to hit the ring for the cold season, it’s time for your cooling system to take a well-deserved rest. But there’s a right and wrong way to “put it into hibernation,” so to speak. Proper pre-winter prep for your A/C unit not only cuts down on your energy bills, but it also promotes the longevity of the system itself.
Luckily, managing your air conditioning system before winter is simple, and Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., is here to make it even more seamless with the tips below.
Tidy Up the A/C Exterior
Chances are quite a few fall leaves have taken residence atop your A/C, and perhaps you’ve been a bit lackadaisical with the weed-wacking as of late. Regardless, before the cold season sets in, make sure that any obvious debris is removed from around your cooling unit. This makes your home’s exterior look sharper, sure, but it also promotes airflow—something that's essential for a long lifespan and effortless functioning.
What’s more, doing this will make it all the easier to rouse your A/C for duty when the weather turns warm once more.
Consider a Pre-Winter Maintenance Appointment
Your A/C has just worked itself silly combating heat wave after heat wave. It thus could be a good idea to get a professional HVAC contractor on the scene to make sure it hasn’t damaged itself in the process.
Many HVAC problems, especially when left alone through the winter, can snowball when left alone. Meaning that you’ll need a costlier (and timelier!) repair when you attempt to turn the system on again.
Save yourself a headache in the spring; the right HVAC services make a world of a difference.
Prevent Power From Reaching Your Cooling System
Your A/C won’t need to be activated again until the springtime; handling winter is your heating’s chore. Unfortunately, because Minnesota temperatures can ping-pong unpredictably, a warm day may kick your A/C into gear during the colder months—which wastes energy as well as chills your home!
To prevent this, it’s a good idea to make sure no power at all reaches your A/C. Usually this can be accomplished with a simple press of a button, though some systems are more complicated and may require a pro to show you the ropes the first time around.
Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.: Versatile HVAC Contractors With Five-Star Performance
No matter if your cooling requires simple winterization or complicated replacement, our team will provide the same down-home, top-notch customer service. Give our Anoka office a call today at 763-753-6623.