If you follow an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to your air conditioning in the winter months, you may be setting yourself up for big problems when the heat is once again cranked up outside. At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove, we want you to be comfortable all year long and want to help you avoid issues with your heating and cooling system. Here are some easy tips to follow that can help ensure your AC will be good to go when you need it in a few months.
Keep it Clean
During the winter months, air conditioning systems are susceptible to a great deal of moisture due to snow and ice. When yours is inactive for months at a time, rust, small animals and debris can begin to take their toll. Make sure that you keep an eye on your unit and keep it clear of tree branches, leaves, or anything see that may fall into your unit. The last thing you need is a damaged condenser that can be extremely expensive to fix. Use a hose to get rid of any dirt that builds up after any big precipitation event.
Cover it Up
You can get a cover for your air conditioning system eat just about any local hardware store. It’s easy to put on and remove, and it can save a great deal of hassle during the winter months.
Please don’t ignore your air conditioning unit, even though it’s the last thing on most people’s minds when it’s 25 degrees outside. You’ll thank yourself when the temperature is once again sizzling hot and you’re cool and comfortable inside. Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove if you have any questions. Do you have any other air conditioner winterization tips? If so, share them by clicking on one of the social media icons below.
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