Now that summer has wound down, many homeowners want to know how to protect their A/C unit in the off season. There is no winterization that has to be done but the following tips may be helpful:
Air Conditioning Tips
- Make sure equipment has been inspected and cleaned. If not, this is an ideal time to do it.
- Use your garden hose to clean off any debris from the condenser.
- From an aesthetic perspective, you can cover the condenser with any waterproof material. Make sure to leave some air space along the bottom for air circulation. This will prevent the formation of condensation.
- Turn off the breaker for the A/C in the main electric panel. This will prevent an accidental start up in the winter months, which could cause a compressor failure.
Annual maintenance and inspection of your HVAC system can maximize the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC equipment investment and maintain a valid manufacturer warranty. Call Official to schedule your annual A/C or furnace inspection and ask about the added savings and peace of mind with Official’s annual service contract.