July 31, 2022
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How To Help Your OUTSIDE AC UNIT (Condenser)Run Efficiently 

SHOULD YOU COVER YOUR OUTSIDE AC UNIT

The time of year when your air conditioner is most needed to keep you cool is also the period when your AC equipment needs your support to stay in good working order. Aside from the usual maintenance that we perform, you may help keep the AC system functioning well in between visits by avoiding inevitable mistakes.

To maintain your AC unit…

  • The AC condenser should not be surrounded by weeds or other obstacles.
  • Bugs and birds should not be allowed to build nests in the condenser.
  • Don’t let tree or shrub debris build up on or around the unit.
  • Replace and clean permanent AC filters every 2 months.
  • Be careful while doing lawn service not to go near ac and damage electrical lines.
  • By monitoring your AC, you can increase its efficiency and longevity.

FAQs

Should you cover your outside AC unit?

This extreme winter weather doesn’t require a cover because outdoor cooling systems are intended to withstand such circumstances. Moisture (water) can cause damage to the condenser coils of an air conditioner by freezing them. However, moisture cannot be always kept out.

How do you ruin an outside AC unit?

4 ways to avoid HVAC system damage

  • Neglecting essential maintenance is a typical mistake that damages systems.
  • Installing a system that is too large or too little.
  • Thermostat Errors
  • Obstruction of airflow.

Why you shouldn’t cover your air conditioner?

  • Unnecessary Action

According to several HVAC contractors, the best air conditioners are made to resist everything the weather throws at them. Covering your air conditioner isn’t essential due to its long lifespan.

  • Increased Risk of Rodents

Rodents and pests may find a perfect place to raise their young in a covered air conditioner, resulting in health and operational issues. You may be able to keep pests out of your air conditioner by leaving it unprotected throughout the winter.

  • Mold/mildew risk

Mold and mildew growth may be facilitated if you cover the entire air conditioner. You and your family have health risks if mold and mildew are present in your home’s air. Avoid covering the whole outside of your air conditioner to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

Should you protect your AC unit from the sun?

It cannot cool the compressor, which may cause the bindings to get varnished and ultimately kill the compressor. “So, undoubtedly, the exterior unit should not be covered.” As an alternative, you should ensure that your outdoor unit has easy access to free-flowing air from all directions.

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