Protecting your Air Conditioning Unit During the Winter


When it comes to the autumn we know there are often wars over the air conditioning, some people are freezing and some people are still warm, however, the closer we get to winter you need to ensure that you are looking after your units as best as possible. We have put together a guide for you to for you to follow to help protect your air conditioning unit during the colder months.

As soon as you are ready to stop using your air conditioning it is best if you turn the unit off. This will mean that your unit isn’t on and therefore doesn’t have any water flowing through it. Having water in the unit during the winter leaves the opportunity for it to freeze which could break the unit.

Before you shut down your unit for the winter it is a good idea to give it a good clean During the summer all kinds of things could have gotten into the unit so to ensure that there is nothing that could rot or provide a living environment for bacteria it is a good idea to give it a thorough clean. Using a hose is the best option as this will ensure that everything is removed. You should also have a look at the access panel as there may be leaves and other kinds of debris inside the system which, come the summer, could block the unit.

If there are any visible pipes outside that are in relation to your air conditioning unit you should consider insulating them. You can do this with foam covers and secure in place with duct tape. This will mean that your pipes should be safe from the winter and hopefully stop the pipes and whatever is still in them from freezing.

Even if you have done all of the above, ensure that you check on the unit over the winter months. This way you will know if any of the foam insulation has become loose. If it has, by checking regularly, you are likely to be able to fix the situation before a pipe becomes cracked! By not forgetting about your unit over the winter you are likely to have a well-functioning air conditioning system for years to come!

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