When Is the Right Time to Shut Off Your Air Conditioner?

As the chillier months approach, it's time to start thinking about turning off your air conditioner. To ensure that your air conditioning system is in optimal condition for next summer, there are a few important steps to take. If you plan to use your air conditioner during winter, only do so when the outside temperature is 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. If the temperature is lower than 65 and you feel that your house is too hot, use the fan to circulate the air, open a window, or lower the thermostat to make the space more comfortable.

When you're ready to turn off your air conditioner for the season, make sure to switch off the power at the circuit breaker. This will prevent any electrical damage from occurring while it's not in use. Additionally, you should clean or replace the filter and cover the outdoor unit with a tarp or plastic cover. This will help protect it from dirt and other elements.

Finally, if you have an older air conditioner, it's a good idea to have a professional inspect it before turning it off for the season. This will guarantee that it's in good working order and ready for use when summer comes around again.

Katelyn Redish
Katelyn Redish

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