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Covering Your Air Conditioning Unit –

A Hudson, NH Homeowner Gets Answers

A homeowner in Hudson, NH recently came to us with a question for which he had for years received conflicting advice. Should his air conditioning unit be covered in the winter time? It may surprise many to know that it is actually not necessary to cover your air conditioner during the colder months of nonuse. Today’s air conditioning units are designed to withstand the rigors of the snow and frigid temperatures. In fact, the major manufacturers of air conditioning units, including Carrier and Lennox, do not specifically recommend covering the unit.

There are actually many reasons not to cover your air conditioning unit. One concern is a rodent infestation. Rodents seeking a warm, dry area during the winter months may find a covered unit the perfect place for a nest. This can also quickly become a hotbed for mold and mildew growth. Both of these will leave you with problems when you uncover the unit in the spring.

Turing on an Air Conditioner When ‘On’ Caused a Panic in Hollis, NH

A Hollis, NH homeowner recently found out the hard way why it may be best to leave your air conditioning unit uncovered. During a particular warm stretch in the fall he forgot that the unit was covered and turned it on to cool down the home. This homeowner learned the hard way what a mistake this can be. Leaving the cover on when the air conditioner unit is running will cause it to overheat and burn out, potentially causing significant damage to the unit.

If you do insist on covering your air conditioning unit, only cover the upper to allow for proper ventilation and be sure you don’t make the same mistake as this Hollis homeowner, instead always remembering to remove the cover prior to running the unit.

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