Tips For Storing an Air Conditioner for Winter

by Jonathan Cogley

Once you are done with the usage of air conditioners in the spring and summer, it is time for the arrival of winter, when you don’t need the air conditioners. So, it should be stored in a safe place where it won’t get damaged from dirt, dust and other debris.

Following are some of the tips that will help you store your air conditioner for the winter:

  • Make sure your air conditioner is unplugged and turned off.
  • Remove and keep it on a towel as there may be some water in the air conditioner. Placing it on the towel will absorb the water instead leaking it all over the floor.
  • Cleaning of indoor unit requires more work. It often requires a professional help. However, if you want to clean it by yourself begin with the filters of the air conditioner. Remove and clean the filters with warm water, you can also add some detergent in water. An old toothbrush or vacuum’s brush should be used to clean the filters. Make sure that the filters dry completely.
  • Out door unit should be cleaned once in a while. This is often ignored by many people. However, clean the outdoor unit with the help of a cloth or a sponge.
  • When trying to store your air conditioner, store it in the sheltered box as there is a risk of mice and rats chewing the wires. Make sure that the place you are storing is dry and away from direct sunlight.
  • To prevent damage to the appearance of the air conditioner, store it in its original box.
  • Store it in a proper position. It should be stored in upright position. If it is not stored properly it may damage the compressor and other parts of the air conditioner.
  • If you are not willing to remove the air conditioner, better to caver it. Covering your air conditioner will increase the life of the appliance. Use a winterizing cover to wrap your air conditioner as it will keep the appliance in good condition thereby protecting it from outside environment. It is better to measure the size of the air conditioner before buying a cover.

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