Saying Goodbye to Your AC for the Winter
Yes, it is time to say goodbye to your AC and bring in your HVAC/furnace during the winter time. Here are some details and tips on guiding you through the cold weather with your HVAC systems.
Changing Seasons Means Changing Habits
We have said “Goodbye” to Fall and began to embrace the chilling temperatures that come along with Winter. If you spent more time at home over the holidays, you may have noticed that your home's temperatures are not staying as stable as you would like. This could be a result of not preparing in advance for the drop in temperature and moving from using your AC to your heater.
Ways to Prepare
When it comes to your outdoor equipment, you would want to clear all debris that’s being covered out of the way. The reason for the clearing is because when it comes to longevity and efficiency for your AC, the airflow is the key contribution. Limited airflow can be a serious problem and cause a decrease in your systems lifespan and high utility bills during the summer. When it comes to the exterior pipes, you would want to make sure that you have foam insulation to guard and secure the pipe against frigid temperatures. Lastly, when you want to tuck away your AC unit, make sure vinyl or plastic isn’t covered around the outdoor unit. These materials aren’t breathable causing your unit to rust. Canvas is a better substance because it can prevent snow or rain from entering your unit.