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How to get your A/C ready for winter

As summer comes to a close, there are many things you’ll have to remember when you’re thinking about getting ready for winter.


  • The house needs a new coat of paint
  • You have to get kids registered for school
  • You have to to invest in a rake and a snow shovel

Regardless of how you prepare for the end of summer, one thing most Minnesotans will need to remember is to winterize their air conditioning unit.

As you enjoy the cooler weather, here are a few suggestions for the best way to protect your air conditioning in the winter.

1. Clear any debris from your AC unit

Leaves, twigs, debris and other refuse can seriously impair the function of your air conditioning unit. This can drive up costs and make your house feel uncomfortably warm. These can be gently scraped off of the outside air conditioning unit by a gloved hand.

2. Wash your AC unit

Gently washing the outside air conditioning unit can further prevent the build-up of debris that can harm the function of the unit. Make sure to turn off the power of the unit before you do this, and don’t use excess water or damage the fins.

3. Cover your AC unit

Many people swear by covering their air conditioning units during the winter to protect them, but the machines are sturdy and can easily endure a long winter.

One thing a cover can do is to turn the unit into a well-protected nest for rodents that can damage the machine, so you’ll need to check regularly.


Perhaps the most important step to protecting your air conditioning unit during the winter is to Contact Us at (651) 294-7798 to schedule a tune-up.

This will truly ensure that your air conditioner is ready for winter and make sure everything is functioning properly.

We cover Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Edina, Hastings, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Roseville, North Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, South Saint Paul, Stillwater, West Lakeland, West Saint Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and many more locations.

Can’t find your town listed? Contact us at (651) 294-7798 to tell us where you live, so we can help you.

Schedule a HVAC repair anywhere in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area today by calling (651) 294-7798 or by requesting an estimate online.


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