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Does Your AC Need Covered When It Rains?

Some people may be wondering:

"Do I need to cover my air conditioning unit when it rains?"

The Answer: No, there are two sections of a split-system heat pump or air conditioner. The outdoor unit is the condenser/compressor and the indoor unit is the air handler, including the evaporator coil.

The outdoor unit is made to withstand even the most severe rainstorms. However, if there is a flood and your AC unit becomes partially-fully submerged, it will more than likely be destroyed.

Air conditioners do not need special protection but it's not a bad idea to cover it during the winter when it's not in use. Any type of cover should be approved by the manufacturer and should have small openings to allow airflow and to prevent moisture from being trapped inside. However, you shouldn't cover the condenser/compressor while it's in use.

You can always use your AC or heat pump in the rain. Just make sure it's in good working order with regular preventative maintenance. To schedule your appointment, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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