When winter is around the corner, you may want to winterize your HVAC unit to protect it against cold weather, snow and ice. Winterizing your unit in Statesville NC also protects the unit from rust damage.
Here are a few things you can do in preparation of your HVAC unit for the winter season:
1. Find the air conditioning circuit near your unit.
Flip the switch in the unit to turn it off and ensure that the unit does not turn on an unusually warm winter day. This could let in water into the unit and potentially freeze.
2. Wash the HVAC to remove any leaves, bird droppings, dead bugs, dust, and bugs.
Also remove small branches and any grass clippings that may have fallen on the unit. This will help to prevent clogging, damage and rust of your unit.
3. Cover the top of your HVAC unit with a plastic, vinyl, or plywood cover.
The cover should be waterproof. Some manufacturers provide covers specifically made for their models of air conditioners. If you use plywood, place it on top of the system and put a brick or large rock on top of it to keep it in place. This will keep falling leaves, snow, or ice from reaching your system.
4. If you use a vinyl cover, wrap the HVAC maintenance cover with vinyl ropes or bungee cords to keep it in place.
If you have questions about preparing your HVAC unit for the winter, contact Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning today.