Live in New England.
Lots of snow in winter.
Re a house air conditioner I have just had installed, where the A/C's
Condenser unit is, of course, located outside.
Do most folks put a cover of some sort over it in the winter ?
Or, just let the snow and rain fall thru the grill on the top and to the
Was wondering, if a cover is used, about condensation, etc.
What do most folks do ?
I've been debating this one for my new a/c.
The current plan... a simple lid with no sides. The lid will
sit on some 4 by 4 by 4 inch spacers placed on top of the unit
to ensure the whole thing remains fully ventilated.
I'll probably just tie down the corners of the "lid" to deal
with any wind issues.
I'll just use available (or very cheap) materials.
I figure this will provide some weather protection without
locking in any moisture or creating an attractive nesting
place for any critters.
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
Hundreds of millions of people do nothing. The moving parts wear out
long before corrosion becomes an issue. I have one that 20 years old
now and it's got a bit of rust here and there but nothing worth
bothering about. Unless you live on the coast and then the salt gets
them while you are using it anyway.
I put a garbage bag around mine secured with an old bike inner tube..
Then a metal box on top of that
just because I had the metal around and needed some spot welding practice.
Cut a hole in the plastic on the house side under the eave so it could
Keeps all the pine needles out in the fall/winter.
And a big sticker on the breaker reminding me not to turn it on
without removing the cover.
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