I live in the northern part of the United States, where the Winter weather hangs on for more than half the year.
Every one of us experience rapidly decreasing temperatures down to negative digits.
The conditions are frequently below 0, & all of us set records for the amount of snowfall in a single season. We run the cooling system for around four weeks & then it sits idle. Until recently, it never occurred to me that I should Winterize the cooling equipment. The outdoor device can get damaged by snow & ice. Winterizing the central cooling system protects against rust & stops pests from getting inside & destroying mechanical parts. The process is quick & easy. I don’t need to call a Heating, Ventilation & A/C corporation to handle it. A few straight-forward steps keep my AC plan clean & in peak working order. I’ve found that the best time to Winterize the outdoor device is the fall. Right before I need to close the windows & start up the gas furnace, I find a clear day & devote a few hours to the task. I put on a pair of gloves & remove any leaves, twigs or lawn debris that have fallen onto the unit. I use a garden hose to disinfect the a/c system. The spray effectively removes bugs, droppings, dirt & dust. I then allow the plan to dry completely. I locate the electrical circuit, remove the lid & flip the switch to cut off the power supply. This stops the cooling device from starting up on a warm Winter day. It keeps water out of the device that might harden & result in major damage. I install insulation around the pipes to safeguard against freezing. I finish by fitting a waterproof cooling system cover over the outdoor component. Bungee cords, vinyl tie-downs & a few bricks job to secure the cover in locale in case of high winds. Throughout the Winter, I often take the time to remove snow, ice & debris from the top of the Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit.