While we are still seeing plenty of days where the AC system is going to be running pretty much around the clock to keep us cool, there is a light at the end of the tunnel where summer will end, and winter will be here. For many of us, that means that it’s time to start thinking about heating your home rather than keeping it cool. Some homeowners might be wondering if it’s a good idea to keep their outdoor AC unit covered during the wintertime to protect it from the elements. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about what should be happening as far as AC covers for the cooler months and what you need to do now to prepare for fall and winter.
How & When You Should Cover Your Outdoor AC Condenser Unit
It might sound like a great idea to throw a cover on that outdoor AC unit when summer comes to a close. However, before you do that, you need to understand what your outdoor unit needs.
– When to Cover Your Outdoor Unit: The outdoor AC unit for your home was built with the elements in mind. It can handle rain, wind, snow and any other circumstances that Mother Nature throws at it. However, it can’t handle leaves, seeds and twigs falling into it. Since this happens during the fall time, this is the best time to put a cover on your outdoor unit. Once the leaves have fallen off all the trees, you can promptly remove the cover.
– How to Cover Your Outdoor Unit: You need to make sure you aren’t covering your outdoor unit completely though. This can cause a number of different problems with moisture. If there is any moisture trapped inside the unit because of lack of airflow, it can cause rust and corrosion to happen. For this reason, you should only over the top of the unit and about six inches down on the sides.
What Homeowners Need to Do to Prepare Their Furnaces in the Fall
Even though we aren’t completely ready to turn on our furnaces yet, it is the perfect time to prepare your furnace for the winter that will eventually get here. This the right time to have your furnace maintenance appointment so that when the weather does decide to cool off, it is ready to go. The last thing you want to do is be stuck waiting for furnace maintenance when the weather cools off drastically.
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If you are starting to think about fall and winter like the rest of us, you can turn to Hal Mechanical to help you get your furnace ready for the winter months. We will give it a thorough inspection, cleaning and perform any repairs that are needed to ensure it’s ready to go. Call us now to schedule your furnace maintenance appointment.