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How to Wrap Up Your AC for Winter

How to Wrap Up Your AC for Winter

As summer weather winds down, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to officially transition away from cooling and into heating. Plus, what should you do with your AC over winter?

While your AC is quite durable and will be safe out there during winter, we have some tips on ensuring your unit is ready for a much-needed break.

Covering the Unit

There are mixed reviews on covering your AC over winter. On one hand, it makes sense to want to protect this valuable equipment from harsh winter weather (we do this with many other things we keep outside).

But an AC is a bit different. First of all, it’s meant to withstand any weather conditions it may experience. Its material is durable and strong, and its wires and other important components are protected A cover would actually be counterproductive, as it would trap in moisture, leading to mold or mildew.

Cleaning & Care

The biggest threat to your AC unit isn’t actually rain or snow but debris that may fall onto or into the unit. This could be leaves, branches, and more. The best way to reduce this damage is to cut back any trees or bushes that are less than two feet from the unit.

You should also do regular inspections throughout the fall season to ensure debris is not building up inside the unit.

Switch the Thermostat to Heat

The last thing to do before giving up AC for the season is to update your thermostat to the “heat” setting rather than “cool.” Also, make sure the fan is set to “auto” and not “on,” which will significantly cut down on energy consumption.

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