Most people nowadays use air conditioners in the warm summer months, due to global warming. Air conditioners are of two types, window and split type that has an indoor and outdoor unit. However in the winter months it is cold and you will not be using the air conditioner for a few months. It is a good idea to use air conditioner covers to protect the machine from leaves, and dirt and snow. Using air conditioner covers will prolong the life of the machine and is an important part of maintaining the air conditioner.
Cleaning the air conditioner
Before putting window air conditioner covers you need to clean the machine of dirt and dead leaves first. For this, cut grass and weeds in the vicinity of the condenser and remove rocks and gravel before covering it. Clean the fins of the fan with a fine brush and then wash it thoroughly with a garden hose .Next, use a tarp or air conditioner covers to cover it. For a split ac the condenser unit is put outdoors and faces the wrath of the elements. Use proper air conditioner condenser covers to cover the condenser as it is the most important part of the air conditioner that controls the cooling function. When washing the unit ensure that no water remains on top before you put air conditioner condenser covers, so that the unit does not rust when packed during winter.
Remember to drain all water or liquid from the machine as any liquid left inside will freeze during winter and damage the air conditioner. If possible remove the portable, window mounted air conditioner before packing it and put it on a raised platform before placing window air conditioner covers. This will check condensation and save the bottom portion of the air conditioner form rusting. Ensure that the air conditioner covers are waterproof so that no water enters the machine when it rains. Tie the window air conditioner covers firmly with cords so that it remains in place throughout the winter.
Selecting the best air conditioner cover
For an air conditioner that is permanently mounted, clean the entire unit thoroughly as described above and then cover with a factory fitted good quality Goodman air conditioner covers. Regularly check that the Goodman air conditioner covers stay in place and tighten the cords if they become loose. The Goodman air conditioner covers fit the unit well and have a separate outlet for the copper pipes and electrical wires. These custom made air conditioner covers are available for $59 onwards. Before every summer, remove the air conditioner covers check the functioning of both the condenser and the evaporator units done by a professional. The checking includes routine maintenance, cleaning and inspection of all electrical and moving parts of the air conditioner. This will ensure proper cooling within the home and increase the life of the air conditioner.
For Trane air conditioners, it is advisable to use genuine Trane air conditioner covers. You can get custom fit Trane air conditioner covers online by entering the model number of the air conditioner. If it is not available, the stockist can provide you suitable air conditioner condenser covers whatever the model or the make of the machine. The air conditioner condenser covers are made of tarp or excellent quality felt-lined vinyl that can tolerate temperatures up to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The air conditioner condenser covers are lower than the coil at the bottom for circulation and hence will prevent condensation. Thus, whatever the make of your air conditioner, use air conditioner covers, to protect your machine and never keep the cover on when running the machine as it can lead to an electrical fire.