air conditioning unit winter care

air conditioning unit winter care

2 Ways To Winterize Your Wall Mounted Air Condtioner

Lori Harris

If you live in a trailer, you may not have central air conditioning. Instead, you may have an air conditioner that is similar to a window unit but that is mounted in your wall. It will cool your house down well, but in the winter, it can also allow the cold air into your house. Since those units aren't generally made to be taken out, and even if you could take them out, you would end up with a huge hole in your wall, you need to figure out a way to winterize them so that your house stays nice and warm during the winter. There are several things that you can do to winterize your AC. 

Winterization Kit

One thing that you can do is to go to a home improvement store and find an air conditioner winterization kit. These kits can include things like heavy duty plastic that you put over the outside of your air conditioner. That will keep cold air and wind from going through the unit into your house. If you can seal the plastic so that the seal goes out further than where the AC goes into the wall, it will also help to prevent air getting into those gaps. 

Cover

Many of those air conditioners also come with metal covers. You can put the cover on the air conditioner when you are done running it for the season. These covers are generally made of heavy-duty sheet metal and fit snuggly over the air conditioner. You may have places where they can be screwed into the wall around the unit. If you don't have one, you can either look at the local home improvement store or talk to an HVAC company to see if they can get a generic cover that will fit on your air conditioner. If all else fails, you can talk a metal worker and hire them to make one that will fit on your air conditioner. They will need to have all the dimensions for your air conditioner so that it will fit properly. How much it costs to do this depends on the size of cover you want and how hard the metal worker will have to work to make it. 

If you have a wall-mounted air conditioner instead of a central air conditioner, you are going to want to make sure that you have it winterized so that you aren't cooling your house in the middle of February. Contact a service, like Nova Air Conditioning & Heating, for more help.


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air conditioning unit winter care

The air conditioning unit outside your home needs to be taken care of if you want it to keep you cool for many summers into the future. During the winter, should the unit be covered? Do you really need to do anything to winterize the unit? Our blog will show you several ways for you to protect your air conditioning unit through the winter. You will learn how to build a cover, determine if you need to do any work to it and much more. Hopefully what you learn here will help you to keep your unit running well for many years.