Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Things you should start thinking about doing now.
Turn off your A/C. Make sure you are done using your A/C for the season. You need to first turn off your unit so you can wash then cover.
Pick a warm day to spray your system. Take a cloth to get dirt, leaves, and other debris off the unit. Make sure it is completely dry.
Cover the Unit. Whether you cover the unit with a tarp or not, make sure to cover the top. This prevents leaves, sticks, and icicles from falling into the top of your unit. (Don’t forget to take off the cover BEFORE turning on your A/C in the summer, as this could be a costly oops for a homeowner.
Check up on the Outdoor Unit Often. After winterizing you should still do visual inspections on your unit every 4-6 weeks during the winter months to insure no debris or small animals are hiding inside. It is also important to brush snow and ice off after a good snow.
Remember, air conditioners are made to withstand the weather and designed to be housed outdoors. They will not malfunction if they sit out in the rain or snow, but with these 4 steps you can help guarantee they will not sustain any serious damage over the winter months and keep yourself from costly repairs when you go to turn on your system in the summer. Always follow your HVAC manufacturer’s suggestions when it comes to maintenance.
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