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How To Prepare for the End of Cooling Season

Technician performing maintenance on an outdoor AC unit

As the summer ends, it’s time to bid farewell to the sweltering heat and welcome the cooler days of autumn and winter. While you may be looking forward to enjoying the changing weather, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of preparing your cooling system for the idle winter months.

Properly caring for your air conditioning unit at the end of the season can significantly impact its performance and longevity. Let’s explore how you can ensure your cooling system remains in top shape for future summers.

Wrap Up Summer With AC Maintenance

Before you say goodbye to your air conditioner for the winter, consider scheduling a thorough maintenance service. Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your system running optimally and efficiently.

A professional technician can inspect your AC unit, clean the various components, and identify any potential issues that may have come up during summer. By addressing these problems early, you can prevent major breakdowns and save on costly repairs in the future.

Proper maintenance can significantly improve your system’s energy efficiency. An efficiently running AC consumes less energy, leading to reduced utility bills. As a bonus, a well-maintained air conditioner helps reduce your carbon footprint, contributing to a greener and more sustainable environment.

How To Prepare Your AC for Winter

Get your system prepped for the coming cold season by following these simple steps:

  • Turn it off: Locate the circuit breaker or power disconnect switch and shut off the power supply to the unit. This prevents accidental starts during winter.
  • Clean your AC unit: Over time, dirt, leaves, and debris can accumulate in and around your AC. Clean the exterior of the unit to remove any surface dirt. Be gentle to avoid damaging delicate components. Consider hiring a professional to remove accumulated dirt from the internal components for a more thorough cleaning.
  • Change the filters: Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining good air quality and system efficiency. Replace the air filters to ensure clean airflow and prevent any potential issues caused by clogged filters.
  • Check the insulation on the pipes: Inspect the refrigerant lines and other pipes for any signs of damage or wear. Replace any damaged insulation to protect the pipes from freezing temperatures.
  • Cover your unit: Consider investing in a weatherproof cover to protect your AC during the winter. A cover will shield it from snow, ice, and debris, preventing potential damage and extending the unit’s life span.

Get Peace of Mind With Our Customer Care Program

To enjoy hassle-free cooling system maintenance throughout the year, consider enrolling in our Customer Care Program. By joining the program, you’ll receive regular maintenance, priority scheduling, and exclusive discounts on repairs and replacements.

The program ensures that your cooling system remains in top-notch condition, promoting energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and a longer life span for your equipment.

With our expert technicians taking care of your AC, you can rest assured that you’ll stay comfortable all year.

Contact Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning for HVAC Maintenance

At Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning, we take pride in delivering top-quality air conditioning and heating maintenance. Our experienced technicians are committed to providing the best solutions to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.

We value customer satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations with our superior service and attention to detail. End the cooling season on a positive note and get ready to welcome the next summer with a fully functional and efficient cooling system.

Call (248) 579-2362 to schedule expert cooling and heating maintenance.

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Lower Utility
Properly maintained systems use 10%-15% less energy.
Increased System Life Regular maintenance extends the life of your HVAC system.
Convenience We call you when it is time to schedule the maintenance on your system.
Peace of Mind A properly maintained system will help to avoid costly emergency repairs.

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