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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Cool temperatures have arrived here in Seaford, DE. The fall colors are turning, the kids are back in school, and most folks in the area are cheering on the Eagles’ extraordinary early season success. By now, you’ve probably shut your air conditioner off for the season, and won’t use it again until next spring at the earliest. That means it’s a good time to properly winterize your system to help protect it from the cold weather. That will ensure that it will work as expected next spring without leaving any nasty surprises for you to discover. Here’s a few basic steps to follow in order to get your AC ready for the cold weather.

Clear and Cover

The outside portion of your air conditioner is the most vulnerable to trouble, and you need to ensure that it’s set up to handle the cold air coming with the winter. Pick a relatively warm day (above freezing) and wash the outdoor unit off, then dry it and pull any weeds or other growth nearby. Cover it with an air conditioning cover (available for purchase at any home improvement center) and make sure it’s secured against winds and rain.

Schedule Maintenance

For the interior parts of the air conditioner, a maintenance session is good idea. It will allow the technician to seal any leaks, clean off the dust and change the filters as necessary. That keeps any problems with your air conditioner in check, and makes sure they don’t grow worse during the winter months. It also means you’ll be able to run your air conditioner with confidence during the first warm day of spring, without having to worry about any damage over the winter.

Contact the pros at Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning today, and let us help you prepare your system for the comming winter.

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