Question

What should I do with my A/C unit in the winter?

Asked by Jon
Chebeague Island, ME

Should I store it?

Answer

Jon,

If this is a window A/C unit, I would highly recommend removing it and storing it.

  • An A/C window unit penetrates the envelope of your home allowing cold air to infiltrate the home.
  • By removing it you are improving your home's ability to retain heat.

If the A/C unit is a ground mounted unit, it is recommended that you clean the unit by hosing off dust and dirt and then cover the unit. You can purchase an A/C cover at your local hardware of DIY center, or place a large garbage bag over it and secure it from blowing off.

Season’s Greetings,

Harold J Remlinger, AIA Principal Architect DesignTeam Plus, LLC

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