2 Things To Do To Winterize Your Air Conditioner

With winter coming on, you want to make sure that you get your air conditioner all winterized before it gets too cold. You want to have no problems with it when you go to turn it on in the spring. So, what are some things that you should do in order to winterize your air conditioner?

Make Sure You Start Early

You don't want to leave the winterizing until the day before it's supposed to snow. You want to make sure that you get everything tucked up and ready for winter in plenty of time. Part of that is because you are going to want to hose off the outside part of your central air conditioner. That way, you get all the grass, sticks, and other debris off the unit. That will make it easier for you to get your AC ready when you turn it on in the summer. If you wait until it's freezing outside and try to spray down your unit, the water will freeze before it can dry, and that has the risk of damaging your air conditioner.

Think Twice About Covering

You've probably seen a lot of air conditioners that have covers on them during the winter. Some people put them there because they want to make sure that their AC has plenty of protection through the harsh winter. The fact is, your air conditioner is manufactured to stay outside. That means they are pretty tough and they really don't need any additional coverage on them during the winter. In fact, putting a cover on your air conditioner may cause more problems than it solves. There are always going to be little creatures that want to have a nice, snug place to live out the winter, and an AC cover can give them that. You don't want to pull open the cover in the spring so that you can get your air conditioner ready to turn on and have a bunch of mice and their nesting material fall out or run away. That may mean that you have to pay a lot of money to get your air conditioner repaired before you can turn it on. 

With winter coming on, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to go when you want it. That means that you need to winterize it so that it's in good shape to get through the winter. Contact local AC services for more information and assistance.