How to Prepare Your AC for Winter
There are a few things you can do to keep your air conditioner in great shape during the harsh winter months. South Shore Heating & Cooling is your go-to expert for heating and cooling equipment and strives to ensure your comfort. Here are a few tips you should know in order to prepare your cooling system for the winter.
How to Keep Your Air Conditioning System in Great Shape
Tip #1: Shut Off the Power to the Unit
If you don’t turn off the power to the AC unit or manually shut it down, then it is possible that during unseasonably warm winter days, your AC may turn on. Moisture can then enter the unit and later freeze, potentially causing damage, rust, or corrosion.
Tip #2: Periodically Clean around the Condenser
Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate on or around your air conditioner over time. Simply brushing off the unit and clearing the nearby area should be enough to prevent the unit from becoming clogged with debris. If you believe debris has entered the interior of the unit, contact your air conditioning experts at South Shore Heating & Cooling to evaluate the condition of the unit and properly clean the equipment. Remember to periodically check on the unit throughout the winter and clear off any debris or snow to remove unnecessary weight that could damage your AC.
Tip #3: Inspect It
When you are cleaning your air conditioning from the previous tip, be sure to check for any cracks, leaks, or other irregularities. Some problems may appear to be minor, but they have the potential to lead to some serious issues. Contact South Shore Heating & Cooling if you notice any of these problems, and we will be happy to evaluate the units’ condition and make any necessary repairs.
Tip #4: Consider Investing in a Cover
Protecting your air conditioner with a cover is a simple yet effective way to prevent debris, falling ice, or water from causing damage to the unit. Make sure to secure the cover so that in the event of windy or stormy weather conditions, the cover is able to properly perform its job. It would also be wise to check if your pipes are insulated. Uninsulated pipes have the potential to crack or burst during freezing temperatures, which can lead to some costly repair bills.
Tip #5: Schedule an Air Conditioning Tune-up with South Shore Heating & Cooling
Once the winter has concluded, be sure to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner with the expert technicians at South Shore Heating & Cooling to make sure damage hasn’t occurred during the winter. Make sure next summer starts off without a hitch.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your air conditioner is ready to go when you need it. If you have any questions or concerns about potential damage to your AC unit, contact your experts at South Shore Heating & Cooling and we can evaluate your equipment right away. You can submit a contact form or give us a call at 508-398-6901. South Shore Heating & Cooling strives to deliver the best customer experience possible.