Prepping your AC Systems for Winter

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As autumn arrives, we’re all about making the most of those final rays of sunshine, but let’s not forget the not-so-fun part – that dreaded moment when you crank up your AC next summer only to find it’s not cooling! Ouch. But here’s the good news: preventing this chilly surprise is a breeze. All you need to do is winterize your AC, and we’ve got all the secrets you need right here. 

What is “Winterizing your AC unit”? 

Getting your AC system winter-ready isn’t just about bracing for the colder months, it’s about safeguarding your cooling buddy and keeping it in tip-top shape. Why, you ask? Well, not only does winterization keep your system humming efficiently, but it also saves you those hard-earned dollars on energy bills and pesky repairs. 

How do I prepare my AC system for winter? 

Preparing your AC unit for winter may seem daunting, but it’s just like putting away your patio furniture – the name of the game is keeping moisture out! Follow these easy steps to keep your AC in tip-top shape during the winter: 

  1. Ensure your AC unit is completely turned off to protect your safety, as well as against any accidental startups over winter.  
  2. Clear the area around your AC. This includes debris and any larger objects close to your AC unit. 
  3. Clean or replace the air filter. 
  4. Cover the unit. Use a breathable, waterproof AC cover to protect the unit from snow, ice, and moisture. Do not use plastic, as it can trap moisture and lead to rust or mould growth 

PS: When it gets snowy and windy, be sure to check your AC cover once a week, removing any snow or ice buildup and cleaning away any additional debris surrounding the unit.   


Seasonal Maintenance from Crystal Heating and Cooling  

Regular maintenance is another great way to prepare your AC systems and units for winter. Our team at Crystal Heating and Cooling has over 35 years of experience in HVAC and with Canadian winters. We can help you quickly and efficiently prepare your AC Systems for winter, protecting your unit so it stays safe during its off-season. When it’s time for AC maintenance, trust the ones who know it best! Our plans preserve the Manufacturer’s Warranty and extend your home comfort appliance’s lifespan! 

Give us a call today to book your service at 519-756-6888