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Winterizing Your Air Conditioner


Summer is gone and with it those hot temperatures that send us heading indoors for the comforts of an air-conditioned home. However, even though the air conditioners are turned off and we are focusing on staying indoors to escape the rain and cold, it’s not a good idea to forget about your outdoor air conditioning unit.

Winterizing your air conditioner in Brush Prairie WA is a good idea, so that when the heat returns next July you’ll still be able to enjoy the cool air inside your home. First, if there is any chance you could have an unusually warm winter day then it’s a good idea to turn your unit off. This can prevent water from getting in the unit and later freezing when the temperature drops again.

It’s also a good idea to clean your unit, as well as the area around it to help prevent leaves and other debris from getting inside. Installing foam pipe covers on any exposed hoses and pipes will protect them from the freezing temperatures. You can also cover the entire unit with a vinyl or plastic cover.

After you’ve taken these steps to winterize your AC unit be sure to check it regularly to make sure the cover is still in place and there is no ice or snow buildup that could put added weight on your unit. To get additional useful information regarding winterizing your air conditioner, contact Comfort 360 online or at (360) 706-1496. And for other information regarding your heating and cooling in Brush Prairie WA click here.