What to Do with Your Air Conditioning System During the Winter

What to Do with Your Air Conditioning System During the Winter

HVAC units or outside heating and air conditioning units are a great way to keep your home nice and cool in the summer. However, because they are located outside the structure of the home, they face exposure to the elements during the cold and wet winters. They are therefore at risk to rust damage. The following are some expert tips to help protect your unit.

  1. Ensure that you turn your unit off during winter. It will otherwise come on automatically in the event of a warm winter day. The unit will then be exposed to water that could freeze within it and cause serious damage.
  2. Ensure that your HVAC unit is clean. Contact heating and air conditioning contractors to clean the unit for you. They will ensure that there is no debris in the unit.
  3. Your contractor can also install a foam pipe to cover the exterior and exposed pipes of the HVAC unit. This foam pipe cover ensures the pipes have protection from the low external temperatures. It prevents them from sustaining damage.
  4. A professional firm can also provide you with a plastic or vinyl cover for your heating and air conditioning unit. This cover is waterproof and specifically designed for use on HVAC units. It will protect your unit from the elements throughout the winter season.
  5. Ensure that you secure the cover tightly onto the unit. Be sure to check on the HVAC unit every week and brush off debris and water from the cover.

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