Covering your air conditioner will block proper air flow which can lead to mold growth on your evaporator coils. The mold can block proper airflow through your coils and decrease your air conditioners efficiency. Most manufacturers do not recommend covering your A/C unit.
Is it safe to cover the top of an AC unit?
Manufacturers dont generally require covering the unit to protect it from the elements as it is built to endure the outside elements, including rain, wind, and snow. Therefore, if you cover the unit up completely, you can actually trap moisture inside which will cause rust and corrosion.
What can I cover my AC with?
How to cover an air conditioner for winter (the RIGHT way)Use a cover made of breathable material.Put plywood over the top of the unit only to shield from snow and ice, weighing it down with bricks or rocks to keep in place.Install a wood awning or shelter attached to the building that covers the top of the unit. •Nov 10, 2015
Where is the reset button on a AC unit?
The reset for a whole house air conditioner is going to be in the outdoor unit. You will have to look for it. It will have a small button thats probably red in color and two wires protruding from the top. The opposite end of the pressure switch will have a small copper tube connected to the systems refrigeration line.