Effective Tips on Storing Your AC for Long-Term Durability

Storing an air conditioner may seem like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time doing so. However, with proper planning and execution, you can ensure that your AC unit remains in good condition until the next cooling season.

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to store your air conditioner properly. From cleaning to packing and storing, we’ve got all the information you need.

Step 1: Clean Your Air Conditioner

Before storing your AC unit, it’s essential to clean it thoroughly. This includes removing any dirt or debris from the exterior of the unit as well as cleaning or replacing its air filter.

Cleaning the Exterior of Your AC Unit

To clean the exterior of your AC unit, follow these steps:

1. Turn off power: Make sure that you turn off power to your air conditioner before starting any cleaning work.
2. Remove debris: Use a soft-bristled brush to remove any dirt or debris from the surface of your AC unit.
3. Wipe down surfaces: Next, use a damp cloth to wipe down all surfaces of your AC unit gently.
4. Allow drying time: Let everything dry thoroughly before proceeding further.

Cleaning/Replacing Your Air Filter

Cleaning or replacing dirty filters is an essential part of maintaining an effective HVAC system throughout each year:

1.Turn Off Power – As in previous step switch off power supply
2.Remove Filters – Open up air handler compartment and remove filters carefully
(note orientation)

You can then either replace them outright by purchasing new ones at Lowes/Home Depot etc., OR clean them manually yourself:

i) Spray water through filter till both sides are wet
ii) Apply soap onto one side
iii) Rinse with water on opposite side

Let them dry for several hours or until completely dry before placing them back inside AC unit.

Step 2: Disconnect and Drain Your Air Conditioner

Once your AC unit is cleaned, disconnect it from its power source and drain all of the water from its internal components. This will prevent any damage caused by freezing during storage.

Disconnecting Your AC Unit

To disconnect your AC unit, follow these steps:

1. Turn off power: Make sure that you turn off the power supply to your air conditioner.
2. Remove hoses: Disconnect hoses from both the indoor and outdoor units.
3. Store parts in a safe location

Draining Your AC Unit

To drain your air conditioner, follow these steps:

1. Locate drainage plug – Locate drainage plug underneath indoor component
(typically on bottom left corner).

2.Remove Plug – Use a wrench if necessary to remove plug.

Step 3: Cover and Store Your Air Conditioner

With everything clean, disconnected, drained (if applicable), it’s time to prepare for long-term storage!

Here’s how you can store an air conditioner properly:

1.Cover It Up – Grab a plastic sheet cover or tarp large enough to cover entire unit without dragging on ground

i) Wrap up cord into circular form so it doesn’t get tangled

ii). Envelope entire ac unit with chosen material

iii)). Secure top/bottom of wrapped-up ac with bungee cords or rope

That’s all there is to it! By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your air conditioner remains in good condition throughout the year until cooling season returns once more!

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