Simple Steps to Prepare Your AC Unit for the Winter

- 12:30 pm - September 30th, 2022

As you shut down your air conditioner in preparation for the winter, there are a few steps you can take to make sure next summer begins without a hitch. By taking these steps now, you can prevent costly repairs to your cooling equipment when next summer begins. We are happy to provide any required maintenance and offer annual air conditioning tune-ups, as well as air conditioning service contracts to allow your system to remain operational all season long. Tomasso Bros. is an expert in air conditioning installation, maintenance, and repairs.

Steps to Keeping Your AC Unit in Great Shape as Winter Passes

Step #1: Shut Off the Power to your Air Conditioner

If you don’t turn off the power to the unit or manually shut it down, then it is possible during unseasonably warm winter days that your ac unit may turn on. If this happens, the unit could draw in moisture from the air and enter or settle on your unit. Then, as winter temperatures normalize, the moisture may freeze, which could cause damage, rust, or corrosion.

Step #2: Clean Your Air Conditioner

Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate on or around your air conditioner over time. Simply brushing off the unit and clearing the nearby area should be enough to prevent the unit from becoming clogged with debris. However, if you believe debris has entered the interior of the unit, then you should contact your air conditioning experts at Tomasso Bros. to evaluate the condition of the unit and properly clean the equipment.

Step #3: Examine Your Air Conditioner

When you are cleaning your air conditioner in the previous step, be sure to be on the lookout for any cracks, leaks, or other oddities. Some problems may appear to be minor, but they have the potential to lead to serious issues. If you notice these types of concerns, contact Tomasso Bros. and we will be happy to evaluate the condition of your unit and make any necessary repairs.

Step #4: Consider Investing in a Cover for Your Air Conditioner

Protecting your ac unit with a cover is a simple but effective way to prevent debris, falling ice or water from causing damage to the unit. Be sure to secure the cover so that during windy or stormy conditions it is able to properly perform its job. It would also be wise to check if your pipes are insulated. Uninsulated pipes have the potential to crack or burst during freezing temperatures, which can cause costly repairs.

Step #5: Regularly Monitor Your Air Conditioner throughout the Winter

As winter passes, be sure to check the condition of your AC unit. Repeat step #2 and clean off any debris or snow that has accumulated on the exterior of the unit to remove unnecessary weight and pressure that could potentially damage your air conditioner.

Step #6: Schedule an Air Conditioning Tune-up

When spring begins, be sure to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner to be sure it has not been damaged during the harsh winter. Tomasso Bros. is able to provide an annual tune-up of your air conditioning system, which is covered under our air conditioning service plans. A tune-up is a great way to ensure your air conditioner will be able to perform during those warm summer months.

Help ensure that when next summer begins, your air conditioner will be ready for when you need it. If you have any questions or concerns about potential damage to your AC unit, contact our expert technicians at Tomasso Bros. and we can evaluate your system right away. Contact us to describe the problem or give us a call at (908) 351-0313 and we can help remedy the situation right away. Tomasso Bros. is here to provide your comfort all year long.

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