The summer is over and you’ve already prepared your heating system ready for the fall. So you’re probably wondering what to do with your cooling system?
Covering your air conditioner in time for the fall weather ensures that leaves and other debris is kept out of the system. Leaves and seeds can get inside the air conditioner and create moisture. This can cause corrosion and can block up your drainage system. To prevent this from happening, make sure to cover the top of your air conditioning unit. Aim to cover about six inches, and make sure you do not cover the unit entirely, as this can cause trapped moisture and create rust.
If you try to cover your unit during other times of the year, then it is not necessary. The unit is built to withstand snow, water and heat. However it is essential in the fall to protect debris from entering the unit and causing blockage. This is essential for fall weather in the Quad Cities.