How to Store Your Air Conditioner Properly
Tips for Storing Your Window A/C Unit Over Fall and Winter
Removing and storing your window A/C should be one of the top habits when the cold months approach. Not doing so will leave it exposed to freezing temperatures and rain or snow, which will damage the body and the inside parts. To avoid expensive repairs and store it correctly following the tips below.
Inspect the Unit
The very first thing you need to do is to unplug the device from the power. Look around for any dings or dents. Check if the fan is working correctly. If you spot any damage, contact a certified HVAC contractor if repairs are needed. You can also take advantage of this time to schedule a routine fall maintenance A/C service before storing the device.
Clean the condenser coils and the water pan. Also, clean the exterior of the unit. Use a clean cloth to wipe the outside of the device. Don’t forget to clean or replace the filter.
Remove your air conditioner and put it in a dry and clean space, or any place where it will be protected from the elements over the cold months of the year.
Select a Place to Store Your Unit Over the Cold Months
The spot where you are going to store the A/C should be a clean, dry area in your house. Whether it is the utility room, basement, or the attic. Please avoid keeping your A/C in the garage as insects and small animals may seek a home inside of your cooling device, and little mammals may chew on wiring, causing damage.
Storing the Device
Store your A/C in an upright position to avoid damaging the compressor and expensive repairs.