Is Your Outdoor AC Unit in Danger of Theft?

Your outdoor AC unit is not just a valuable component to your home, it can be valuable as scrap metal and for other materials. Thieves are often on the lookout for unsecured air conditioning units that can be easily dismantled and sold for materials. There are a few ways to reduce the chance of theft of your outdoor AC unit with a few preventive steps.

Improve Visibility

If your AC unit is surrounding by trees, bushes or other landscaping items that block it from view, this can be enticing to thieves. Having a place that is shrouded from view while they dismantle the equipment can reduce their chance of getting caught. Clear visibility and add outdoor lighting at night near your AC unit to reduce temptation for thieves.

Connect Your AC to Your Home Security System

If you have a home security system, check into connecting your HVAC system. Many newer home security and home automation systems can communicate with your HVAC system, which can alert you if your AC unit becomes disconnected during a theft attempt.

Lock Up Your Unit

One of the best deterrents to keep your AC unit safe is to lock it inside a condenser cage. These sturdy cages protect your AC unit and make it less likely that a thief will attempt to dissemble the cage to steal your unit. It is important to make sure that the cage does not interfere with airflow, so contact your local HVAC service to have one installed.

These few steps can help minimize the chance of a thief stealing your AC unit. This can save you the cost of replacement and the inconvenience of living without your AC if it is stolen.

Posted on behalf of:
Western Aire Heating & Cooling
264 Buchanan Highway
Dallas, GA 30157
(770) 505-7426