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Old 12-15-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Cover a condenser during snow?


Pardon the ignorance of this California boy but do I need to cover my condenser during winter snows? There are covers at home depot which I see many of my neighbors using and when I asked one about it he said it was to keep water out of it. I guess water getting into the condenser, freezing, and expanding might cause a problem but won't covering it cause condensation which could do the same thing?

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Dont worry about snow on your condensor. They're made to be outside and can handle the elements. Covering your condensor tightly can trap moisture and accelerate corrosion on some of the electronic parts. If you feel the need to keep snow off of it cover the top with a board.

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Dont worry about snow on your condensor. They're made to be outside and can handle the elements. Covering your condensor tightly can trap moisture and accelerate corrosion on some of the electronic parts. If you feel the need to keep snow off of it cover the top with a board.

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Exactly, all you really want to keep out is leaves and debris that wouldhold moisture to the bottom sheetmetal and rust it out prematurely.
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