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How To Shut Your A/C Down For Fall

Your home's central air conditioning system has been working hard all summer long to keep cool air pumping throughout your home. Now that fall is officially here, it's just about to time to shut it down for the winter to give it a much needed rest. But before you switch over to heat for the season, pay attention to the proper shut-down techniques below: How To Shut Your A/C Down For Fall | Heating Company Cincinnati | Rusk Heating & Cooling Powering Off While some homeowners don't do anything at all when it comes to shutting down their cooling systems, we highly recommend performing a few simple tasks. Power the system down to avoid paying for phantom loads and avoid turning it on by accident. Accidentally turning your air conditioner on during the winter can cause severe problems as a result of water traveling through and freezing any time during the cycle. Protecting The Outdoor Unit The cold weather itself isn't necessarily a problem for the outdoor unit. They're built to withstand extreme temperatures and tough weather but we do recommend making sure it's clean. You can cover the unit if you'd like to keep branches, icicles and leaves from getting in but just know that animals can get in and form nests or moisture can get in and do damage. Have additional questions about powering your air conditioning system down for the cooler months? Don't hesitate to give the experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling a call! We're always more than happy to help.