someone told me that during winter and early spring when it is raining
outside it is a good idea to cover your air conditioning unit kept
outside in the backyard (i think it is evaporator coils) and compressor
with plastic cover. is this a good idea?
I know they sell enclosures, but that may just be a way for them to get
I've read that having an enclosure will hold moisture inside and cause
more rapid corrosion. It also makes a nice winter home for some animals.
Mine is right under our bird feeder, so I just put a garbage can lid on
it to keep the detritus from the feeder from falling inside.
That's the main reason my heating guy told me to cover it - but just the
top, not the sides. Allows air circulation, but keeps stuff like pine
needles and maple seeds from getting in there. I had it cleaned when I moved
into the current house. It looked like a compost heap inside, and THAT holds
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