Having an air conditioning unit on the side of your home can create an eyesore. Many people do not want the unit to stick out like a sore thumb, so they choose to build a cover to put around it so that it can be hidden from plain sight. It is important to take your time when creating an AC unit cover and use the guide that follows for a few quick tips to ensure that it does not interfere with the proper functioning of the AC unit:
Do Not Close in the AC Unit Cover
When you create the cover, be sure that you do not close it in at the top. You need to be sure that the AC unit is able to get plenty of airflow to work properly and leaving the top open will ensure that it can get sufficient air when it is in operation.
Leave Space Around the Sides of the Unit
When creating the cover, you need to take measurements to be sure that you leave ample room around the sides of the unit so that condensation does not build on the unit or on the cover. Leaving roughly two inches of space between the unit and the cover on all sides should be enough space.
Do Not Permanently Fix the Cover
You do not want the cover to be a permanent fixture around the unit. If the unit stops working properly, you will need to be able to move the cover so that an air conditioning technician can easily gain access to the unit to work on it. It is best to put legs on the bottom of the cover so that it can be driven into the ground when it is in use and easily pulled up when you need to have the unit repaired or simply need to trim grass around it.
Paint the Cover Before You Put It into Place
If you plan to paint the cover, be sure to do it before you put it into place. You do not want to risk spraying paint directly into the unit as this could damage it and cause paint to spray everywhere. It is best to paint the cover somewhere else and then put it into place when it is done.
Once you have made the cover, you may want to have an AC technician come to your home to look at it. They will be able to let you know if it is the right size or not. Contact a company like A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical LLC AC repair services for more information and assistance.
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