Each year, you need to have scheduled maintenance of your air conditioner so to help in improving its performance. This maintenance should be done at the start of the spring and fall season. While looking to buy air conditioner online in Pakistan, most of us also prefer to purchase the top cover of the AC unit so to let it covered once the weather turns to be cold. Below, our experts will explain whether you should cover your AC unit or not and when:
Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner?
For most of us, there is a reason to cover the AC after the summer season. It’s not merely for the winter months that need your AC to be covered. This is so because air conditioning systems are durable enough to withstand rain but they cannot endure dust, debris, seeds or leaves.
So, you’ll definitely want to cover the AC unit during the fall season. Remember that if seeds or leaves get into the AC unit, they can create small places where moisture can easily collect or penetrate, thus causing corrosion. The accumulation of leaves and seeds can even clog the moisture drainage which your air conditioner is having as a built-in feature.
Make sure to cover only the top of the air conditioner unit. In case if you are making your own cover, ensure that it should only cover the sides to about six to seven inches. This is so because if you cover the whole of the AC unit, it will easily trap moistness inside which can lead to corrosion.
Why Shouldn’t You Cover the AC Unit?
Most people are accustomed to using the cover around the AC system unit so to keep certain elements away. For an outer unit of the air conditioner, you can keep it uncovered due to the following reasons:
Snow and Cold Weather
Outdoor AC units can withstand severe winter weather conditions which reduces the need for its cover.
Dust and Debris
It’s obvious that when the AC system is ON, the unit pulls in the air that brings along with it dust too. When it is OFF, no dust or debris will go inside.
Humidity or moistness can freeze the condenser coils of the air conditioner which can create damages over time. In certain regions, there is too much moisture and it is impossible to keep 100 percent humidity out of the area at all times. Either from the wind or humid air, moistness will surely penetrate.
If you put a cover on your AC unit, you are in fact trapping the moistness which can result in the creation of a mold. So, it is usually recommended not covering the unit so it can be dried out with the wind.
Some of us believe that the cover helps in keeping the small insects away but the case is just reverse. In winter, small insects find their way into small spaces so to hide themselves. This AC cover provides them with a new winter home.
Whether you are planning to buy air conditioner online in Pakistan or offline, keep in mind that all AC units are built to withstand harsh weather conditions. Hence, you probably don’t need a cover for the AC unit.
For further details and queries, you can call Al-Fatah Electronics on 0340-1111-444.