Why You Don't Need To Cover Your Air Conditioner

  • People often cover certain things around their homes to keep the elements away. For example, pool and lawn furniture, especially if you don't have a garage or storage shed. But for those wondering if they should cover their outdoor air conditioner, it doesn't require an air conditioning net cover.

    Some people have the impression that the cover protects the air conditioner unit from:


    When turned on, the device sucks in air, which also brings in the dirt. When closed, no dust or other debris can get inside.

    Snow, Ice, and Cold Weather

    Outdoor cooling units can withstand these harsh winter weather conditions without the need for cover.


    Moisture (water) can freeze your air conditioner's condenser coils, causing damage over time. However, there is no way to retain moisture 100%. Whether through moisture in the air or from the wind, moisture will definitely seep in.

    Put a lid on your air conditioner and you'll actually trap moisture in it and then you'll get mold. For this reason, you'd better not use covers.


    A cover won't keep critters away, in fact, quite the opposite. Animals want to escape the cold, and your cover can provide them with a new winter home. Remember that rodents and other small animals are known for getting into very small spaces.

    Zhejiang Hanjun Metal Products Co., Ltd. is a stainless steel shelves manufacturer, specializing in fan net covers, kitchen and bathroom racks.