How to Protect Your Air Conditioner’s Condenser in the Winter
It’s good practice to cover your AC’s condenser in the fall so that over the winter snow, ice, and other debris doesn’t get inside of it. You shouldn’t wrap the unit in a tarp because that will trap moisture inside and lead to premature rusting. You could place a piece of plywood over the unit and secure it with a large rock, but there’s a better way.
Gene Klessor of Madison, Conn., uses an old saucer sled and bungee cords to winterize his condenser. This method leaves the louvres on the sides of the unit exposed so that there’s no chance of condensation forming on the inside. Watch the video to see the full tip.