Winter is coming, and it’s time to start preparing for the cold, snow, and ice. This includes prepping your air conditioner for its off-season.
Here are 3 easy steps to prepare your air conditioner for winter:
- Wash the unit to remove bird poop, bugs, leaves, and dirt. Also, clear the area within a couple of feet of the unit to discourage little critters from moving into a nice burrow. Allow the unit to dry completely before proceeding.
- ReColor it! Using Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New on the outside of the unit can make it look great year round. ReColor will also help to protect from fading from UV in the future and make clean-up easier next time.
- Instead of covering the unit, consider covering the top with a plywood board. Covering the whole unit may trap moisture in as well as out, while a board will protect it from falling leaves, snow, and ice. This is a great tip for renters too! Even if you don’t own it, for less than $10 you are making sure that it’s there when you need it next year and you don’t have to wait for the landlord to replace it if damaged.