Tips for Winterizing Your Window Air Conditioner

Now that the summer has ended and fall has officially begun, it’s time to winterize your air conditioner. Caring for your air conditioner properly will ensure that it is fully functional come spring. Below are some helpful tips on how to winterize your air conditioner for the chilly months ahead.

Remove It
To winterize your air conditioner, you must remove it from the window. Before removing the unit, be sure to unplug it and then removing any insulation. Then, lift it out of the window.
Please note that this is a job for two people.

Replace The Air Filter
Even though you will not be utilizing your air conditioner during the winter, it is a good idea to change the air filter. According to the United States Department of Energy, replacing the air conditioner improves efficiency by 5-15%.

Store It
Last but certainly not least, you will need to find your air conditioner a new home. Be sure to store your air conditioner in a cool and dry place. You should also consider covering it to shield it from debris and dust particles.

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