Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner In The Winter?

Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners are hardy machines. They’re designed to face the elements head-on, and yes, that includes the chill of the harsh winter weather, too!

But you might ask, “Why not just cover them up anyway? It couldn’t hurt, right?

Well, here’s the thing: While it may seem like a good idea, covering your air conditioner can actually do more harm than good.

Covering the entire AC unit up can trap moisture inside, leading to rust and corrosion.

Moreover, a covered unit becomes a cozy winter home for critters, inviting unwanted guests such as mice or insects.

Now, this doesn’t mean you should leave your air conditioner unit entirely at the mercy of Mother Nature.

You can shield the top of the unit from falling icicles or heavy snow accumulation, which could potentially cause damage.

Just remember to leave the sides open for ventilation.

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