During the upcoming winter, you may want to winterize your air conditioning unit to protect it from the cold weather, snow and ice. A few things can be done to keep it free of rust and in top working condition.
Open the lid to the air conditioning circuit and turn it off. This prevents the unit from turning on during an unusually warm winter day and keeps water out of the unit that can possible freeze.
Use a hose to remove bugs, dirt, grass and leaves from the unit. allow it to dry.
Insulate exterior exposed pipes with foam pipe covers to insulate them and protect them from freezing temperatures.
Cover the HVAC unit with a vinyl or plastic waterproof cover, secure it with bungee cords to keep it secure.
Regularly clear water, ice and snow from the unit during the winter.
Winterizing your HVAC unit can help keeping it running in top condition for years to come.