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  1. #1
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    Cover an air conditioner in winter?

    I live in PA, so we do get some snow. Not too worried about leaves, since I don't have many trees nearby.
    I have a new unit with a 10-year warranty.
    Should I cover it during the winter?
    I've looked this up on the web, and the "conventional wisdom" seems to say "no," because it's apparently not necessary, and can even cause other problems.
    But I don't always trust the general web.
    Curious what the experts of this forum say.
    PS - I never covered my previous unit, and it lasted 22 years and was still running when I removed it.
    Thanks

  2. #2
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    It gets rained on all year, whats a little snow!

  3. #3
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    Don't cover it.
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  4. #4
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    Come spring when you forget the cover is on, and turn in the air conditioner, it’ll cause a lot more problems then it’ll prevent.
    I havent failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. - Thomas Edison

    Its not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi

    "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics" - Homer Simpson

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