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  1. #1
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    How to prepare the outside unit for FALL/WINTER?

    As a homeowner, is there anything I can do to my AC unit for the wall winter? For example, put a piece over the top of the out side unit. Call the AC company I use to prepare it for winter? Thanks in advance!

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    There are no special requirements for winter for it.
    You can leave it as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    There are no special requirements for winter for it.
    You can leave it as it is.
    Thanks!

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    cover the top of it if it is straight a/c and there are trees near that would drop leaves in it.
    if you cover it shut off breaker so it does not get turned on with cover in place.

    i just hate having to charge people to reset the hp safety after they try to run it covered.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    cover the top of it if it is straight a/c and there are trees near that would drop leaves in it.
    if you cover it shut off breaker so it does not get turned on with cover in place.

    i just hate having to charge people to reset the hp safety after they try to run it covered.........
    There are tons of trees around it; I think it's flat(XC21). I will have to double check.
    Last edited by sandman512; 09-13-2008 at 09:49 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    I have a lot of trees near mine.
    Not much of a problem with leaves in it.
    The snow helps to keep the coil clean.
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    Its best to cover the top with a sheet of plywood with a few bricks on top. Do not wrap a tarp around it or use an A/C cover from the store. Those methods keep moisture in which rusts the unit. They also collect solar heat, which attracts mice that eat the wiring.

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