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Tips & Tricks to Prepare Your A/C for the Winter 

Tips & Tricks to Prepare Your A/C for the Winter 

Air Conditioning, HVAC

Lebanon Heating & Cooling understands that the typical homeowner isn’t as excited about HVAC as we are, but that’s why we’re here to help! One of the main things to keep in mind is, just because you aren’t using your A/C in the winter like you did in the summer doesn’t mean you can forget about it until next year. So, our expert technicians have put together a shortlist of the best things you can do for your AC to protect it during the winter. 

Inspect & Change the Air Filters

As soon as the cold weather of winter rolls around, one of the best things you can do for your A/C and your furnace is to change both air filters together. By doing so, you kill two birds with one stone and can check them both at the same time during the winter. Keep in mind that both of the filters work together to heat your home. Therefore, if one of the filters is fuller than the other, the furnace will work harder and use more electricity to heat your home. Our knowledgeable technicians suggest inspecting and changing your filters as needed every 30 days. 

Clean & Cover the A/C Unit

Before you cover your A/C away for the winter, you first need to prep the unit itself. We suggest thoroughly cleaning your A/C to remove all dust from the fans, debris accumulated inside, and scrubbing the outside. Additionally, no matter how big or small your AC unit is, everyone should invest in a cover. The cover will help protect your unit from harsh winds, sleet, snow, and ice. Moreover, it will help defend your unit from animals seeking shelter for the winter. You can purchase an air conditioning cover from any hardware store, like Menards, Lowes, or Home Depot. 

Schedule Your Yearly Furnace Tune-Up + Safety Check 

Lastly, you will want to schedule your annual maintenance for your home heating and cooling system. The furnace and the A/C should be serviced at least once a year. You can either do both simultaneously or get each serviced before the season that you will use it for starts. Either way, this maintenance is crucial in helping your residential furnace, and A/C have better efficiency and a longer lifespan. Additionally, you can ask one of our HVAC experts if you have correctly prepared your A/C unit for the winter during your scheduled appointment. 

Overall, A/C maintenance is something that needs to be done at least once a year. Taking the proper steps and precautions to maintain your home heating and cooling system will save you headaches, hassle, time, and money.

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