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Do I Need a Cover for My Air Conditioner for Winter?

As summer comes to an end, many homeowners in central New Jersey start thinking about what to do with their AC over the winter months—should they cover their air conditioner to protect it from the elements or leave it be? There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but the experts at Arctic Air Conditioner are here to weigh in on the best way to prepare your AC for winter.

To Cover or Not to Cover, That Is the Question

People tend to have firm opinions about whether or not they should cover their air conditioner for winter, so here’s the skinny on both sides:

Benefits of Covering:

  • Protects your condenser from the elements
  • Provides cover from ice, debris, snow, etc.
  • Prevents your AC from getting “weather-beaten”

Benefits of Not Covering:

  • Deters animals from seeing your AC as a cozy, protected home for the winter
  • Prevents moisture from collecting inside your unit
  • Allows for ventilation

So how can you get the benefits of covering your air conditioner without dealing with the all of the potential consequences? One of the easiest ways you can do this is by just covering the top of your unit. Ideally, you want to prevent damage from above while also allowing for ventilation. You can either use a piece of plywood to protect the top of your unit from falling ice as well as snow accumulation or duct tape a garbage bag around just the top of your system to allow ventilation from the sides as well as cover from the top.

Learn More about Air Conditioner Maintenance

Do you want to learn more about air conditioner maintenance? Arctic Air Conditioning has you covered with professional AC maintenance services as well as an air conditioning maintenance agreement that covers all your basic needs, as well as 15 percent off all future work during the contract period!

Schedule your appointment today in the central New Jersey area by contacting us online!

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”Gregg did a great job fixing our heating problem. Couldn't ask for a more professional, Courtious and responsive company. And that's the same for Gregg!”

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”Very good experience. They came out same day within a couple of hours of calling. John the tech was very knowledgeable and explained the issue very clearly.”

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”Excellent service and price”

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”I love working with Arctic Air. They have an amazing team that you can truly trust and count on to get the job done right! I cannot recommend them enough…”

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”Arctic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing is a top-notch company - I'd give them 10 stars if I could. They truly care about the comfort of their customers and provide…”

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”Clean, warm and comfortable”

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”As always fast professional service all of the time.”

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