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After I started focusing on planting a garden, I realized that there were some real problems with the plants that I had chosen. In addition to not doing very well in the plot of land that I had available for farming, I also realized that the area wasn't very attractive, which is why I started focusing on making some improvements. It was really incredible to see the difference that a few changes made. This website is all about keeping your garden alive and well, and knowing which plants can help or hurt your outdoors space. Check out this blog for great information that can help.


Keeping Your Garden Alive And Well

3 Steps You Must Take To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Winter

Soham Diaz

Are you excited about the upcoming end of summer? Have you already started unpacking your winter clothes, even though you may not be able to wear them for a few months yet? Many people dislike the hot summer months and can't wait for the cool winter temperatures to arrive. Unfortunately, with this excitement, it's also not uncommon to almost completely forget about the air conditioner that's been keeping your home cool all summer long. If you want your home to be able to stay comfortable next summer, there are some things that you absolutely must do this year. These things include:

Call a professional: The fact that your air conditioner is currently working is no reason to not call one of your local air conditioning services. One of the most important things you can do is to have an annual inspection and tune-up performed on your air conditioner. The air conditioning professional will look for signs of potential issues such as loose parts or worn-out motors and will repair or replace them as necessary. If you don't call an air conditioning services professional to check out your air conditioner, you could turn it on next spring to find out that something has seized or otherwise made the air conditioner unable to function. This could leave you without a viable air conditioner for several days or even weeks due to the waiting list caused by the sheer number of people around you with similar issues.

Replace the filter: Another thing you should do right after shutting your air conditioner down for the year is to replace its filter. Not only is it a bad idea, from a health perspective, to leave a dirty filter in place for several months, leaving it there means that there is a high chance that you'll forget to change it once spring arrives again. A dirty & half-clogged filter will make your air conditioner work harder than it otherwise should, potentially causing it to burn out prematurely. 

Cover the unit: If you have a ground-based air conditioner, it's especially important to cover your A/C unit when cool weather hits. This will help keep leaves and snow from entering the unit and potentially causing damage. If you have a roof-based unit, a good cover will help prevent cold air from entering your home and causing your heating bill to rise. If you don't want to go on your roof for this, your air conditioning services company will be able to put the cover on for you.