I live in the northern part of the country, where the Winter weather lingers for more than half the year. Every one of us experiences hot and cold temperatures down to the lower digits. The conditions are frequently below chilly, plus every one of us set records for the amount of snowfall in a single season. Every one of us runs the air conditioner four a couple of weeks plus then it sits idle. Until recently, it never occurred to me that I should winterize the cooling equipment. The outdoor component can get damaged by snow and ice. Winterizing the central air conditioner protects against rust plus stops pests from getting inside plus destroying mechanical parts. The process is quick and simple. I don’t need to call an Heating plus A/C company to handle it. A few simple steps keep our AC method disinfect plus in peak working order. I’ve found that the best time to winterize the outdoor component is during the fall. Right before I need to close the windows plus start up the heater, I find a sunny day plus devote a few hours to the task. I put on a pair of gloves and detach any leaves, twigs or shrubbery clippings that have fallen onto the unit. I use a garden hose to wash the air conditioner. The spray effectively removes bugs, droppings, dirt plus dust. I then allow the method to dry completely. I locate the electrical circuit, detach the lid plus flip the switch to cut off the power supply. This stops the cooling component from starting up on a sizzling Winter day. It keeps water out of the component that might freeze and result in major destruction. I install insulation around the pipes to safeguard against chilly. I finish by fitting a waterproof air conditioner cover over the outdoor component. Bungee cords, vinyl tie-downs plus a few bricks labor to secure the cover in site in case of high winds. Throughout the winter, I often take the time to detach snow, ice plus debris from the top of the Heating plus A/C unit.