3 Important Tips For Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

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Are you glad that summer is drawing to a close? Does the heat of summer always leave you running for an air conditioned room? Air conditioning is a wonderful modern invention. With a flick of a switch, a building or a vehicle can turn from an almost literal oven into something a lot more comfortable. But in order to make sure that everything will work for you next summer, there are things that need to be done as you prepare to use your air conditioner for the last time this summer. Some things that you need to do include:

Replace filter: Leaving a dirty filter in your cooling system over winter is a bad idea. The accumulated dust and dirt particles could provide food for and become a home to mold and mildew spores. In addition, it's all too easy to forget exactly how old a particular filter is during the intervening winter months. Whether you use a filter that is to be replaced monthly or one that can last longer, changing the filter is simply a good idea. Of course, if your furnace or heater and your air conditioner use the exact same ductwork, you can simply continue to replace the filter on your regular schedule.

Get a tune-up:  Your air conditioner may be working just fine now, but that doesn't mean that it will still work properly when you turn it on again next summer. For instance, some of the wires could be starting to corrode. They may be functional right now, but the months of being inactive can cause these wires in your cooling system to degrade to the point where they break and no electricity can get through. A professional tune-up can look for issues like this and can fix them before they become a serious issue.

Test regularly: When it's cold outside, turning on your cooling system is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, regular monthly tests are one of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioner is working correctly and will be available for use once summer arrives again. These tests do not need to be very long, perhaps fifteen or twenty minutes during the warmest part of the day. As a bonus, if your cooling system does fail to function properly, the repair of an air conditioner in the middle of winter is likely to be less expensive than that same repair in the middle of summer when there is a higher demand for such repairs. Click here for more information.

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14 September 2017

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