central a/c unit winterize

Old 10-17-03, 03:53 AM
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central a/c unit winterize

what steps are taken to winterize my central a/c unit?
Old 10-17-03, 04:47 AM
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You don't say where you are but in most cases there isn't much to do.
Turn off the breaker to the outdoor unit and cover it if you wish.
Old 10-17-03, 06:05 AM
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Like Greg said, Not much to do..

If you are in area with snow and ice, i would suggest JUST put plywood on top of the unit with some brick or rocks to keep it being blown off by the wind. Also turn off the power outside. so you don't accidently turn on the unit when the plywood is still on in the spring.

WIth this plywood, it will protect the fan from snow or ice falling off from the roof.

Strongly do NOT suggest wrapping the unit up all the way with trap or like. When you wrap the unit up, it's going to trap moister in the unit, and may cause some rusting early. Also, it's a home for mice, and mice love wires! (seen a couple gotten into it)
Old 10-17-03, 09:37 AM
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All of the above+++++++++++++ Write yourself a note. To turn on the beakers to the outdoor unit 24 hr before you want to turn it on. Lots of units have a heater in them and you want them to heat the oil so there is no liquid freon in there when it starts ED

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