Why do I need to cover my air conditioner? Your
air conditioner is an investment that should bring you years of cool
relaxing comfort through the "scorching, sweaty months". Repeated
beatings by the nature (ice, snow, sleet, salty sea air) and build-up of debris (leaves, twigs, pine needles, pine cones, acorns, etc.)
in and around your unit decreases efficiency, causes damage and over
the years will lead to the components becoming rusted and corroded. By
protecting that investment not only do you insure a longer life for your
air conditioner, you insure that it works at it's optimal efficiency
throughout it's entire lifetime - keeping you cool and saving you money.
By keeping your air conditioner unit clean and protected you save money
in a number of different ways :
You extend the life of your unit.
increase the efficiency of your unit - By keeping the condensing coil
cleaner you allow it to run at peak efficiency, which not only improves
the operation but also reduces your energy bills.
decrease maintenance costs - Keep your unit cleaner, and protected
means you have less that needs to be cleaned out, fixed or replaced
before you dive into the summer.
Protecting your unit will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of
dollars and save you lots of sweat and frustration as you fight with a
poorly working air conditioner in the hottest times of the year.
Why do I need a custom fit cover ? If
your air conditioner cover is not properly designed and constructed it
won't provide the protection that you're paying for. A custom designed
cover will fit and protect your air conditioner like a glove. Sloppy,
generic or poorly designed covers actually can do more harm than good
because not only do they not protect your a/c they can lead to
condensation build up which will speed up the destructive forces of rust
and corrosion that you're trying to prevent. Loose fitting covers also
make inviting targets for small animals and rodents who see your unit as
a nice protected place to build a nest for the fall, which will lead to
even more "debris" in your unit.
But I've heard that you're not suppose to cover your air conditioner ? This
isn't an uncommon thing to be told and as we said in the question
above, if you're using an improperly designed cover (cheap generic
covers, plastic, garbage bags, etc.) you're actually setting yourself up
for condensation problems, amongst other things, which will do more
damage than not covering your unit at all.
a properly designed, custom fitting and expertly constructed cover will
protect your air conditioner, increase it's efficiency and save you
money for years.
What kind of cover is best ?
Custom fit to your specific unit
Constructed of high quality, vinyl
Mold and mildew resistant
Specially designed to eliminate condensation build-up
Easy to put on and easy to take off
Easy to keep clean
How will I know if my cover fits properly ?
It will be designed to your specific model number.
It will fit snugly, but slide on and off easily.
will be designed to allow for proper air flow. If your cover goes all
the way to the ground it will trap condensation and ruin your unit.
It will look like a glove made for your air conditioner.
How does an A/C Cover prevent & eliminate condensation build-up in my unit ? We've
spent a lot of time with experts in the HVAC field designing the
perfect cover. Our design leaves a precise amount of room (average 2"-
6") between the base of your air conditioner and the bottom of the cover
to insure proper air flow for your unit. Too much space and you're no
longer protecting your unit and too little space and condensation builds
up (this is why covers that go all the way to the base are so dangerous and damaging!). Our design has stood the test of time.
How do I clean my A/C Cover ?
Wipe it off and put if away. If you want to get fancy and keep it
looking extra sharp wipe a little Armor All vinyl protectant on it.
Where do I find my make and model number ? If
your unit is newly installed your Air Conditioning installer can give
it to you. If your unit is a little bit older you can find it on a small
metal tag or sticker on the back of your unit by the refrigerant line
and electrical lines running from your unit to your house. The key
number (often times it's a combination of numbers and letters) is the
Why can't I leave my A/C Cover on all year round ? You
A/C Cover is specially designed for use when your air conditioner is
not being used. Using your cover while your air conditioning is running
can lead to damage to your air conditioner. Your cover can be used when
the thermostat is set to Heat or Fan.
We've taken pride in providing air conditioning and heating contractors, as well as, homeowners with the highest quality, custom made air conditioner covers available anywhere for years. Every air conditioner condensor cover - from the initial design layout, to the pattern cutting, to the sewing - is constructed by hand, to the exact specifications of your specific air conditioner condensing unit. Each air conditioning condensor cover is then inspected before it goes out to insure that the air conditioner cover you get is one that fits properly and will last the life of your unit. Currently a 2-3 week production lead time.