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How To Protect Your Outdoor HVAC Unit During The Winter

February 22, 2022 | Blog

You never want to wake up to your air conditioning unit not working correctly one day. Especially in the Biloxi area, where the weather can be unpredictable.

It is vital to take care of your air conditioning unit. Proper care and service will prolong the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Many homeowners often ask us about the appropriate way to winterize your unit. Our team at Ball Heating and Air Conditioning wants to make sure you have the tools you need to keep your AC unit healthy!

Use an HVAC Unit Cover

Our number one recommendation for winterizing your unit is to use an AC unit cover. Unit covers are essential to keeping your unit safe during the winter. Covers can help keep out dirt and debris that may fall into the coils of your system.

When debris falls into the coils of your system, it can create a block of airflow. Restricted airflow can cause lots of damage to your ac unit over time. Dripping water can also cause harm to your HVAC unit that a cover will help prevent.

Important Tip for AC Unit Covers

Don’t use a plastic cover or a commercially available cover made from plastic. Plastic is not a breathable material, and your unit needs space to breathe. Without room to breathe your system may overheat and require maintenance.

Keep the HVAC Unit Area Clean

Outside AC units are built to handle harsh conditions, but cleaning the unit and its area will keep your unit lasting longer. Cleaning your unit is not specific to protecting against winter weather. Making sure your AC unit is clear of debris will help you all year long. Take some time out of your day to ensure the area and unit are clean throughout the year.

Create an Air Conditioner Fence

Creating an AC fence can help prevent animals from taking shelter in your unit and even theft. The most important thing to remember is always to keep at least two feet of clearance. This clearance will allow your unit to breathe while keeping unwanted critters out.

You can create your AC fence using vegetation or any other material that will allow airflow. Be sure also to choose a weather-resistant material. If you can design a fence that hides your unit, this will help deter thieves—making your fence blend in will also give your home a more sleek look.

Another design tip is to ensure your fence allows for easy access. If you are ever in need of AC maintenance, you want to be sure we can access the system. Adding a hinged gate is a simple way to ensure we can still reach your system for maintenance.

Contact Us!

Our last recommendation to protect your outdoor HVAC unit during the winter is to schedule an inspection. Inspections are vital to ensuring your unit lasts you all year long.

If you are experiencing issues with your system and need Biloxi HVAC maintenance, we are the ones you should call! We are always here to assist you with any questions or concerns. Give us a call today!

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