Should I Cover My Air Conditioning in the winter?
It is actually an irony the way our needs change with time and season. It sometimes puzzles me, how we will desperately be in need an heating and air conditioning system during summer and then thinking of what to do with it during winter. This particular fact has made the installation a very lucrative business in Los Angeles today.
This article will give detailed and educative information on this topic.
It is not important or necessary to cover your AC during winter. This is because of the fact that most of them are designed to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions as well as different degrees of temperatures. All the components are designed in such a way that they can withstand the harshest winter as well as summer. This is probably one of the reasons why it very expensive.
Also if you read through most of the user’s guidelines of most air conditioners, the manufacturers don’t recommend covering during winter, rather they will always indicate that the equipment is designed to withstand harsh weather condition.
REASONS WHY IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO COVER IN THE WINTERS
Covering your Air conditioner doesn’t Prevent Moisture From Infiltrating your AC unit: One of the reasons why people always want to cover their air conditioning during winter is because of the fact that they believe that covering it will prevent moisture from entering into the condenser coils. This is not actually true as even if it is covered, moisture will always infiltrate it.
Open Invitation of Rodents to inhabit your Air conditioning Unit: This is a major reason why experts always preach against covering it during winter. Most rodents always look for warm environment where they can live during winters. Once your AC unit is covered, it becomes a perfect environment for rodents to live during the winter period. This will invariably contribute to problems like chewed wires and stripping of wires by rodents for nest making.
Mold and Mildew growth: Most Air conditioning units that are covered during winter always have accumulated mold due to the infiltration of moisture. This is because of the fact that the covering will be preventing the AC from being opened to the air. When the proper air flow on the AC is blocked, mold growth on the evaporated coil becomes inevitable. This can affect the efficiency of your AC.