Originally Posted by Mtowner
I've been told it is a good idea to turn off the electric power to my AC during the winter months. Is this an acceptable idea? It is suppose to save electricity, but I don't want to cause a bigger problem if I shut it off?
Turning off your ac power does not save on power unless you have a crankcase heater to keep your compressor warm. The main reason to
turn off the ac power is, if a child or anyone makes a mistake and and turns the air on in the real cold weather it will slug the oil out out of the compressor
and then it will be running with no oil for a while until the oil works it way around and back to the compressor. It like taking all the oil out of you car engine and then running it for ten min.. So i tell all my customers to turn off power in the winter. Later Paul