Covering an outdoor unit during the winter isn’t necessary, but it can be done. You need to decide what’s best for your system by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of covering the outside components. One thing to remember is that most manufacturers don’t recommend covering the outdoor unit.
Covering an outdoor unit does have some advantages, and there are some inexpensive covers you can invest in. If you choose to cover your unit, here are some benefits:
Covering your outdoor unit isn’t necessary because they are manufactured to withstand any type of weather. After reviewing the pros of covering your unit, here are the drawbacks if you choose to cover the outdoor unit:
If you have a heat pump, you should never cover the outdoor unit for fear of a fire hazard.
Whether you cover your outdoor unit or not, the decision is completely up to you. You will have to weigh the pros and cons for what you think is best for your system. However, if you have a heat pump, you should never cover the outdoor unit since it is used year-round. Covering the outdoor components of a heat pump is a fire hazard and may result in massive damage.
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