We often get a lot of questions from homeowners about whether they should or should not cover their AC during the late fall/winter months.
It makes sense to want to protect your AC when you are not using it during the winter months. After all, you probably made a significant investment in your AC. You want your AC to work properly and it seems like a good idea to do what you can to extend the life of your equipment.
So, should you cover your air conditioner in the winter?
In Ontario, we have had historical patterns of some harsh winters – often with some warmer/thawing weeks in between the cold stretches of weather. If you lean toward the benefits of covering your AC to protect it from the elements, choosing a breathable cover is often a good idea to prevent moisture build-up. Some covers are made out of a breathable mesh or have large side vents for air circulation.
Using a thick, plastic tarpaulin is a quick fix – but it will not generally allow any air flow so this is something you need to consider.
We would also suggest that you read your AC manufacturer’s instruction booklet to determine if they have any specific instructions for the unit in the off-season.
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