There is no need to cover your air conditioner during the winter months. An uncovered unit allows air to flow through the unit so moisture doesn’t build up. In addition, this equipment is designed to work outdoors, exposed to heat, cold, wind, rain, snow and other elements.
During winter, a tightly covered air conditioner does not allow air to flow through it. This promotes condensation and causes rust and other deterioration.
If you insist on covering your air conditioner for the winter, try these helpful tips:
- Shut off the breaker to the air conditioning unit. If you accidently turn on the unit while tightly covered, it could damage the compressor.
- Cover only the top of the A/C unit
- Or, cover only one-third of the A/C unit, allowing air flow through the unit
- Put the cover on late in the fall and take it off early in the spring
Contact Laney’s if you have any questions regarding plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical or sewer needs. 701-237-0543