An air conditioning repair bill at the start of spring is one of the most undesirable situations for a homeowner to have. The truth is, most people do not even turn their air conditioning on until it gets so hot that they are miserable. So, when the nasty heat rolls into Dallas next spring and you want a little relief, the LAST thing you want is to have to do is call someone in for air conditioning repair.

The fall is here and Dallas folk are winding down their AC unit usage. Crawford Services has a couple of fall tips to make sure your unit is shut down properly though the winter months, allowing you to avoid air conditioning repair in the spring.

2_5_13Although AC units were made for the outdoors and don’t require covering, manufacturers may not have taken a few things into consideration. Falling debris, maybe from barren winter trees or icicles can fall and land on your unit, possibly damaging it.

But, there are a couple of things you need to know before you cover your unit – to help avoid future air conditioning repair. For example, the unit should never be completely covered with a tarp. It may be tempting to protect your outdoor unit from the wind, snow and debris, but those things are actually not an issue for the unit. If you cover the unit up completely, however, you may have a mold issue from a lack of ventilation – you may also have a critter nesting issue. Critters like to chew through wiring, so their trail of destruction could definitely lead to air conditioning repair in the spring. You only need a solid hard board to put over the top of the unit to absorb the impact of any debris.

If your summer AC activities are over, go ahead and flip the disconnect switch by your AC unit. The last thing you want to do is accidentally turn the AC unit on after it has been winterized. This is a surefire way to guarantee air conditioning repair in the spring. Crawford Services stands ready to help you with all of you needs. Call or click to learn more about our current specials and get further tips to guide you through air conditioning service and repair.