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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Winter

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To turn off your central air conditioning unit for the winter, you will need to locate the outdoor power switch that controls the unit. This is typically mounted on an exterior wall of the home near the condensing unit. This is also a great time to clear the area around the outdoor unit, removing debris, leaves, dust and dirt.

A homeowner is Tyngsboro was finally convinced that the warm days of summer are behind us. He sought the advice of the Joyce Cooling & Heating team to prepare his air conditioning unit for winter.

Turn the Power Off and Examine the Exterior Unit

To prevent the air conditioning from inadvertently coming on during the cooler fall months and winter, it is a good idea to turn the unit off entirely. Turning off the power also makes it safe to clean the outdoor unit without risk of injury.

After clearing any debris from the condensing unit, use a hose to rinse off the exterior. This will wash away any dirt that has been accumulating. After the unit has dried, do an exterior check. Inspect the unit for cracks, leaks, rust or anything else that looks out of place. Addressing any issues that you find now will prevent problems in the springtime when you go to start the air conditioning once again. If you do notice a problem, the technicians at Joyce Cooling & Heating can get this corrected before you need to use the cooling unit again.

Cover the Air Conditioning Unit

Placing a cover over your exterior unit can prevent any damage from the winter months. This will also keep it clean from falling leaves and dust flying through the air. An air conditioning cover can be secured in place, just be sure that there is adequate airflow to prevent moisture from building up. Remember to remove the cover prior to turning the air conditioning unit on again in the spring.

The homeowner in Tyngsboro will be heeding the advice of the professional at Joyce Cooling & Heating, leaving his air conditioning unit in top shape when it is needed again.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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