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Old 2011-10-25, 06:59 PM
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Default A/C unit covered for winter???

Does the A/C unit need to be covered for the winter?The last unit we had was a different style so we didn't need to cover it, as it was open on the side not the top...
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Old 2011-10-25, 07:56 PM
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yes - cover the top so snow/ice can't get in there
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Old 2011-10-25, 09:13 PM
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I spoke with my Carrier dealer last week and was told not to cover it due to water freezing inside in the winter and working towards rusting / corrosion. She did recommend putting a cover of some type (i.e. plywood) on top to protect from falling ice.

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Old 2011-10-25, 09:19 PM
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Yes cover it! We made sure to cover ours. In the spring, give it a good rinse with the hose.
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Old 2011-10-25, 10:57 PM
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Plywood on top with a brick on top of that. Prevents ice from falling and damaging the fins. Do not cover the sides.
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Old 2011-10-26, 07:32 AM
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I'm with Greg. thats all you need... Reason i am against the full cover is it creates a great place for mice to camp out for the winter... At a minumum everything gets peed and pooped on... the worst case is fried contactor and chewed up wires... Chew the right wire and you could have a compressor short circuit next season..

Dont forget to turn of your 220v breaker at the panel.
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Dont forget to turn of your 220v breaker at the panel.
good point - i checked the load on mine and it uses 45 watts 24/7 when it's not running.
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