Just turn the unit off
After a week straight of cold, rainy weather, our hubby decided that it was finally time to shut down the central air conditioner. Doing so isn’t all that complicated, but it’s important to get it done before Winter season hits, then where we live, the interim seasons of fall & Spring are both incredibly short, then that means we have a easily small window of time to get the central air conditioner program safely packed away. The first step is to shut off the entire system. This doesn’t mean just turning the temperature control to off. The best step is to go outside & find the panel for the entire program shut off, you can also shut off that switch on your circuit breaker, which should be labelled for the central air conditioner; Next, you need to clean out the condenser & remove any debris, every one of us enjoy to get this done early in the fall, so that we aren’t cleaning out as much leaves & sticks from the rain & Autumn die off, and once its fully cleaned & cleared, you need to let it air out for a few seconds. This is what makes condenser cleaning tricky in Autumn–you really need to find a nice sunny day to do it; After about several seconds, the condenser can be covered with a waterproof tarp. You can buy 1 special from your local Heating, Ventilation, & A/C corporation, or simply by waterproof wrapping at your local hardware store. Either option will need to be secured with bungee cables or ropes to insure it doesn’t fly way in a storm. Once this is done, you’re condenser AC unit will be safe for dire Winter season weather.