Getting My AC Ready for a Minnesota Winter

This summer was a scorcher, and if your AC unit’s like mine it worked overtime to keep you comfortable and cool.  Now autumn is here and your AC gets to take a well-deserved rest.  But there are some things you should do now to make sure that next summer it’s ready to go when hot weather returns:

  • Clean the outside of your AC unit: According to Stay Comfy, Minnesota, your Minnesota heating and cooling experts, now is a good time to check the outside of your AC unit.  Brush away leaves, twigs, dead bugs and other debris that could get blown into or under the unit during windy fall days.
  • Turn off power: You don’t need your AC to have power during the months it’s not in use.  Some central AC units have an exterior circuit, and you can turn that off by opening the lid, removing the circuit and flipping it upside down into its slot.  This way the air won’t accidentally get turned on during the winter.
  • Cover and protect: Covering your unit is not required, as air conditioning units are designed to be outside, but you may want to consider investing in one for a little extra protection. Danny from Stay Comfy, Minnesota explains the options for covering your air conditioning unit as part of this video:

It may seem strange to think now about next summer’s heat wave.  But after the winter ends, you’ll be glad you had the foresight now to prepare your AC unit for the winter months.

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For more energy saving and home comfort tips, visit! Stay Comfy, Minnesota is your Minnesota resource for air conditioning repair, furnace repair and HVAC tips and advice.

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