Winterize Your Air Conditioning System
At Action Heating and Air Conditioning we know how important proper maintenance can be to insure your HVAC system is working properly and efficiently. We thought we would pass on these tips to help you prepare you air conditioning system for the winter. The worst thing that could happen is you turn your unit on in the spring and happens or it blows hot air. Some people believe that you have to wrap your outdoor unit like it is a Christmas gift. This idea could have you wind up trapping in a lot of things you are trying to keep out like moisture, condensation, and any debris.
There are only 2 steps, and here they are.
Step 1 – Clean out the area surrounding your unit. Make sure there aren’t any leaves, sticks, branches, bushes, clutter or debris in the two-to-three-foot radius around your air conditioner. This will help prevent clogging, rust and damage to your unit. Plus, it discourages any animals from taking up a cozy residence in your system. Fact – animal damage is one of the main causes of damage to air-conditioning units.
Step 2 – Cover the top of your unit with plywood. Get a large square of plywood and set it on top of the system. Put a brick or a large rock on top of that to keep it in place.! You’re done. This will help keep any falling leaves, snow or ice out of your system while preventing damage from snow and sleet.
If you visit our website at www.callaction.net and click on the service tab, you will see a page called “service agreement.” This outlines our yearly maintenance program we have available for your home HVAC system. This program insures you that our profession technicians come out twice a year and inspect your entire system and preform any maintenance that is needed on your system.
If you need repairs on any of your heating and cooling system, please remember we at Action Heating and Air Conditioning are available 7 days a week 365 days of the year. If you need service now or want us to come out and discuss our service agreement just give us a call at 251 272-5900.