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Protection from Midwest Weather
Your air conditioning unit is left outdoors year-round which means it's exposed to all the weather we endure living in the Midwest. While it can withstand the rain, snow, and heat, Overland Park Heating and Cooling still recommends that you get a cover for it for many reasons, and the first reason is to increase its lifespan by 5 – 10 years. Secondly, if it's cold outdoors and the top vents are not covered correctly, cold air can potentially leak into your home through its pipes.
Full Cover vs. Top Skirt Cover
It might seem that it makes sense to cover the entire unit since wind blows sideways, but this is not the case for your air conditioning unit. It's best to only cover the top. This is why Overland Park Heating and Cooling Inc. supplies quality top skirt covers from Lennox. These block the vents from collecting debris while allowing the air to properly circulate throughout the unit. If you were to instead choose a full cover, it would provide a place for moisture and bugs to live, neither of which you want in your unit.
We trust Lennox to keep our customers' systems running properly through our unpredictable seasons. Lennox's use of vinyl provides a material that keeps air out while allowing the unit to breathe. For air-conditioning systems to last, they need to be able to do both. By using Overland Park Heating and Cooling for your air conditioning needs, you can be sure to get a quality air conditioning system as well as a cover that fits correctly. Having a cover too big or too snug will defeat the purpose of having one.
Having good air flow in your house is more than just having an excellent air conditioning system, placing a cover over the unit improves the quality of air and lifespan of the entire system.