It’s a safe bet if you’re in Orlando, your air conditioning
is on full blast right now. But, Labor Day is just around the corner and
pretty soon the cold winds will blow, and your air conditioner will be
put into hibernation for another season. You might not give much thought
to your air conditioner in the winter months, but the fact is you have
to take some fundamental precautions to protect your unit in the winter
months if you’d like to avoid costly maintenance come next summer.
The most important thing is to protect your air conditioning unit from
dirt, debris and corrosion when it’s not in use. It’s surprising
how many people neglect this considering how expensive AC units are. A
cover is absolutely essential. During the winter months twigs, leaves,
trash and small animals could invade your unit if it’s not well
covered. Moisture will creep in to cause corrosion to the coils which,
if it builds up to a certain point, can result in having to hire a professional
who specializes in Orlando air conditioning to power wash them.
When selecting a cover for your unit, make sure it fits nice and snug to
provide maximum protection from the elements. The manufacturer probably
offers one custom made for your unit, and it’s well worth the extra
investment. A good cover should be able to breathe, in other words provide
ventilation but at the same time act as a barrier to moisture and debris.
It’s good practice to clean your AC unit as best as you can before
putting it away for the winter, removing any obvious dirt and perhaps
hosing it down. If possible, make sure you turn off the power to your
air conditioner by placing the breaker switch to the off position, and
turning off the water going to the unit. This will ensure that the AC
isn’t turned on accidentally while the cover is in place, which
could cause serious damage to your unit.
Your air conditioning unit needs care all year round, not just during the
summer. For professional advice on how to protect your air conditioning
in Orlando contact
Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, your go-to source for all your heating and air conditioning needs.