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The “Heated” Debate: Covering Your AC Unit and Other Questions Answered
As autumn ushers in cooler temperatures, homeowners are turning off their air conditioners for the season. Covering your AC unit has been a subject of debate in HVAC circles in recent years. Should you or shouldn’t you cover your AC unit? The simple answer is that it’s entirely up to you.
Recommendations From Certified Installers
Consider the following pros of covering your AC unit:
- A cover protects from falling ice and safeguards the coils from debris.
- A cover keeps water from freezing on the coils, which can damage them.
While these benefits may increase your AC unit’s lifespan, beware of the following risks:
- Trapped moisture can lead to rust, which can damage your unit.
- A cover can be a safe haven for critters from cold temperatures. They may snack on your coils and damage them.
If you decide covering your AC unit is the best choice, use a breathable material. Remember to remove your cover promptly in the spring. Work with a certified installer to ensure your AC is prepared for both the highs and lows of the year.
Cost vs. Value of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is produced by the alternative sources we use to heat our homes, such as charcoal, wood, or natural gas. Checking your carbon monoxide detectors every six months is essential to avoid injury. Since carbon monoxide gas is odorless, your detectors are the first line of defense. The cost vs. value of these systems is unquestionable; check with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and certified installers if you have energy concerns.
As always, contact HB Services if you have any questions.