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The falling leaves of this cozy season are picturesque; watching them cover your green lawn with orange, red, and yellow might inspire you to pick up a paintbrush and canvas. But really, you should be grabbing a cover for your AC unit – yes, the system you forget all about when the snow comes and you switch on your furnace. You’ll be kicking yourself come summertime if you neglect this key part of air conditioner maintenance. 

 

We don’t need to tell you how expensive it is to replace an AC unit – if you’ve bought one before, then you might still be paying for it. Needless to say, you want to avoid any harm that can compromise your system and cause a premature replacement. Even when your AC unit isn’t in use, it needs your attention to protect it from the elements. We’ll tell you why it’s important to protect your system from debris, and what you can do to maintain it over the winter months:

The Harm Leaves Can Do:

What harm can leaves do to your AC unit? If they get inside the condenser, they inhibit the airflow of the system. This diminishes its efficiency and makes it work harder to produce cool air, causing damage to various parts and increasing your energy bill. Leaves that gather inside your unit may collect water, causing moisture problems and further degradation of the components. If you’ve had to repair an air conditioner before, then you’ll know that the compressor is one of the most expensive parts. There’s no cheap fix for it. For your wallet’s sake, you need to keep leaves out of and away from your AC. 

 

Once you understand just how detrimental these gorgeous leaves can be, how do you keep them out of your outdoor unit? They seem to gather in your lawn moments after you finish raking. When summer is over, give your AC condenser a thorough cleaning. Remove the side panel and clear out any debris, twigs, and seeds that have found their way inside the unit. Then, invest in an all-season AC cover – it’ll pay off once you consider the cost of a repair. A cover will keep your unit safe from outside debris, including leaves, twigs, and snow. It will shield your system during the months it sits out of use; choose a cover with a water-repellent coating for extra protection. Leave about 6 inches of space exposed to prevent any moisture problems. Next, trim the trees and plants that surround your AC unit. Branches that hang over your AC are sure to drop leaves down; trim them to clear the space. The system needs room for proper air circulation, and greenery will impede it. Regularly mow the grass nearby the unit and make a habit of raking away the leaves that accumulate. By taking these precautionary measures, you’ll keep your AC working efficiently and effectively for years to come.

 

Preventative maintenance will save you from a costly repair bill. But you can’t always predict what problems will arise. When you do need air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX, call Classic Air Conditioning & Heating. Our technicians are committed to providing our customers with top-quality service, whether that’s AC installation, repair, and/or maintenance. 

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Sooooo honest! Saved me $2,200!

Ask for Kurtis! Sooooo honest! Fixed the issue instead of trying to sell what I didn’t need. He was the 3rd estimate for my ac problem. Turned out I don’t have a major problem. I’m so thankful he saved me $2,200! Extremely trustworthy!Kim T from NB

Kim Thompson

Friendly, Informative, and Efficient

My wife and I are so pleased with your company. Kurtis Hall is great! He is so friendly, informative, and efficient. You should be very proud of him -- we sure are.

David Vaughan

We are so glad we found this company!

Kurtis has been very responsive to our AC and heat issues. You don’t have to worry about not getting a call back. He’s consistent with customer service and does very professional work. We are so glad we found this company!

Dina Green

I Knew I Made the Right Choice from the Word Go

Kurtis Hall dealt square and honest every step of the way. His knowledge of our dated system, new product information, project scheduling and communication allowed for a seamless installation at our vacation property without my having to interrupt my work schedule to accommodate the project. And living over 5 hours away that was a huge help to me. I knew I made the right choice from the word go. Excellent job Mr Hall! Will recommend your company to others!

Sam Mckee

Impeccable Quality and Professionalism…

Had them install our system when building and multiple other contractors commented on the impeccable quality and professionalism of their work and staff. Worked with them on another building project and had equally great service and quality. Used them on a service call and Mitchell was very timely, efficient, and professional. Provided explanation in detail of what had happened and fixed it quickly. VERY impressed with this company and would recommend to ANYONE in need of a system install or repair service.

Rebekah Ashworth

Thank You So Much for Recommending the Air Scrubbers

I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the air scrubbers.  The air is so clean and the dust has really gone away.  I highly recommend them.  Again, thank you so much for recommending the air scrubbers.

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1893 State Highway 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130, United States

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