Summer is finally on its way out, and now it’s time to get ready for that long and dreadful winter. Here in Fargo, North Dakota, a long, hard winter is simply a fact of life. The one good thing, however, about summer ending is that you can finally start thinking about summer coming once again. Though it’s a long time away, summer will surely come once again — so you might as well remain optimistic. Don’t let the coldness of the winter ruin your mood for the next seven months.
And as you’re thinking about the warm embrace of summer returning to your neighborhood one day, it’s important that you are also thinking about preparing your property for the coming summer. If your AC unit is completely busted all winter long, for example, and you wait too long to address problems, then when summer does finally get here, you’re not going to be all that excited. Spending scorching hot nights inside without AC units blasting on full power almost seems like a punishment. Even worse, a neglected air conditioner may require purchasing a brand new appliance altogether, which is an unfortunate way to spend a few thousand dollars.
So to be ready for Summer 2018, how can you prepare your air conditioning for Winter 2017?
Covering your outdoor AC unit during the winter:
Make sure that you’re properly covering your exterior air conditioning unit so it doest become damaged during the long and gruesome winter. Here are a few reasons why you should properly cover your outdoor air conditioning unit during the long winter.
- Falling Ice — Ice can fall off trees and roofs and cause significant damage to the outside of the AC or the coil fins.
- Dripping Water — If water drips and gets into your unit, it will eventually turn to ice and cause serious interior damage.
- Snow Accumulation — If enough snow piles on top of your AC, it can completely encase it.
Fall is the perfect time for an HVAC inspection:
Air conditioning units typically last between 10 and 15 years, but that’s only when proper maintenance is being performed twice a year. In addition to properly covering your AC unit, make sure that you’re staying on top of regular HVAC maintenance as well. Whether it’s early fall or late spring, it’s important to work with professional HVAC repair companies to keep your appliances running efficiently.
No matter the season, it’s important to take care of your home’s appliances. If you’re having serious problems with your AC, contact Precision Plumbing today for assistance.