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Old 08-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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I noticed my AC line from outside to in is not shielded, it is just the strait line ... should I shield it with something? Or insulate it somehow? Is there a benefit to doing that?

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There should be two lines, two different sizes. One hot and one's going to be very cold.
http://www.inspectapedia.com/aircond...Insulation.php

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I noticed my AC line from outside to in is not shielded, it is just the strait line ... should I shield it with something? Or insulate it somehow? Is there a benefit to doing that?
If the large line is not insulated, you can insulate it to prevent it from sweating.
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It actually isn't sweating, and it's been 80-90F the passed few days and it has been running solid.

I figured it'd make it more efficient? If not, I won't worry.
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Have the unit checked!
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It actually isn't sweating, and it's been 80-90F the passed few days and it has been running solid.

I figured it'd make it more efficient? If not, I won't worry.
Unusual for it not to sweat, unless your in a very arid area.

Might get a .01% increase in efficiency.
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I assume if it does sweat ever, it'll sweat inside as well?
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I assume if it does sweat ever, it'll sweat inside as well?
Inside the condenser itself? Yes.
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I mean inside the house? The line itself isn't sweating. Just wondering what damage it can cause uninsulated.
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Yes, it can sweat inside the house. And should be insulated inside the house so as to prevent damage from that condensation.

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