Make sure your air conditioner is completely dry before winterizing it. You can then cover it with a tarp or a plastic or vinyl cover specially designed to protect the outdoor ac cover. If you are using a tarp, make sure it is large enough to cover the entire unit. To ensure that the cover can withstand strong winds, make sure that it is firmly attached. It is recommended to use bungee cords or vinyl cords to secure the cover, but you can also use a piece of plywood and a block if desired.
Insulation of Air Conditioning Pipes
It is essential that you protect your pipes and your appliance. When the weather turns cold, your pipes can freeze and burst if you haven’t taken action. So be careful not to neglect this step. Foam pipe covers can be used to protect your pipes. Start by installing elbow-shaped foam protectors on the corners of your pipes. As these are adhesive, all you need to do is peel off the backing strip and press the protector onto the pipe.
Monitor The air Conditioning Unit During the Winter
Your job is done once you’ve covered your pipes. However, you will need to keep an eye on your device during the winter. Inspect your air conditioner every two weeks and if there is a change in temperature.
Remove snow, ice or water that has accumulated on the cover each time you check it. Also make sure there is no debris in the area and all animals are kept away. If you notice your cover has shifted in any way, be sure to adjust it so your air conditioner is still protected.
What Temperature Should My Air Conditioner Be Set to in Winter?
When winter arrives, it can be difficult to stay warm, especially if you live in an old house. Buying a reverse cycle heating and cooling air conditioner is a good start, but how do you find the ideal temperature?
The environment we live in has a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. Here are some of the reasons why setting the right temperature is important:
Susceptibility To the Virus
Too low a temperature can irritate your mucous membranes and make you more susceptible to colds and other infections.
A room that is too hot or too cold can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, disrupting our sleep cycle and leaving us feeling tired the next day.
Muscle Pain and Fatigue
Cold temperatures can cause muscle pain and exhaustion, as the body cannot rest if it is constantly tense.
When temperatures drop, our appetites can increase, causing us to overeat in an attempt to stay warm.
When our bodies are busy with colds, our ability to focus can suffer. Maintaining a balanced temperature in the home can help people who work from home and students focus on their tasks.
Air Conditioning Cleaning Services
For more than 50 years, Groupe Rousso has been a leader in the microbiological cleaning of air conditioners, ventilation, drying ducts and decontamination. Rousseau Refrigeration changed its name to Distribution Rousso International Ltée in 2013 to maintain its expansion and now serves Eastern Canada with a unique microbiological cleaning approach on the market.
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