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Houston Air Conditioner Maintenance in Winter: Should You Cover?

During the summer months, Texas is subject to very hot weather, and your AC will be working overtime to keep your home comfortable when the mercury is rising. When temperatures are cooler in winter, you may be wondering whether to cover your air conditioner to protect it from bad weather or just leave it alone.

The Best Option for Your Air Conditioner Maintenance in Winter

To provide the best protection for your air conditioner this winter, cover up the outside condensing unit. If you make this choice, make sure that you are using the right method. Otherwise, you run the risk of damaging your unit.

The best way to ensure that your air conditioner will be protected in winter is to invest in a custom-made air conditioner cover. If you don’t have the budget for this item or can’t find one to fit your unit, you can cover your air conditioner with a piece of plywood. Place the board over the fan guard and weight it down so that it remains firmly in place. This will stop leaves and sticks from being blown into the condensing unit’s internal components over the winter. You are also not wrapping the unit up tight to impede airflow from getting inside, which can cause moisture to build up inside, which will cause rust and corrosion.

The custom air conditioner cover from the unit’s manufacturer will fit over it loosely enough to allow moisture to escape while protecting it from hazards that threaten to slip inside and disrupt its ability to run properly in the spring. If you have questions or concerns about protecting your cooling unit over the winter, you can count on getting expert advice from Air Depot. We have been serving the needs of local residents for over 30 years.

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