Your air conditioning unit has served you well all summer long, but once the Seattle weather starts to turn cold, it’s time to think about getting it ready for a long winter’s rest. As this video explains, there are some simple steps you can take to winterize your outdoor AC unit. For example, you can use a cover to ensure that your unit is protected from being damaged by icicles and ice dams. If possible, don’t wait for the weather to get too cold before you winterize your outdoor unit—do it as soon as you stop using your air conditioner regularly. The earlier you get your unit ready for the cold season, the better.