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Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

It's Time To De-Winterize Your Air Conditioning Unit

Beatrice Reid

If you winterized your air conditioning unit last fall, the start of spring is a good time to take that cover off of your air conditioning unit outside and get it ready to go for the upcoming warmer weather.

Remove The Cover

In order to protect your outside air conditioning unit, you should have covered it up with either an air conditioning cover or with a tarp. The first step towards getting your unit ready this spring is to remove the cover.

You'll want to clean the cover before you store it so you can use it again this fall. You can use soap, water and a scrub brush to wash any dirt and debris off your air conditioning cover. Allow the cover to dry completely in the sun; you don't want to put it away when it is damp, as that can lead to mildew and mold. Once the cover is dry, place it inside of a labeled plastic storage container and put it away in your garage or storage unit.

Spray Down Your Unit

Although your unit was covered throughout the winter, it is still a good idea to clean it off. You can use your regular old garden hose or use can use a pressure washer. Make sure you get rid of any dirt and debris that is hanging out around your unit.

If there is any stubborn dirt that will not let go, you can use some dish soap and a sponge or scrub brush to remove it. Just make sure you really rinse off your unit after you use soap on it.

You will want to allow your unit at least a whole day to dry off before you move on to the final step of getting your air conditioning unit ready for spring.

Turn On The Power

You should have disconnected the power to your air conditioning unit. If you unplugged your unit, you'll want to plug it back in. If you turned off the circuit that runs power to your air conditioning unit, you'll want to flip it back to the on position.

Give It A Test Run

Finally, you should give your air conditioning unit a test run and make sure it is still cooling your house properly.

If you notice any issues come up during your test run, you can schedule an air conditioning technician to come and look over your unit before you really need to use it this spring and summer. For professional help, consider contacting a company like Proctor Mechanical Corp.