Two air conditioners with different types of Coverstore covers

No matter where you reside, your AC unit could benefit from extra protection. When protecting your home's air conditioner, it's important to consider your area's weather conditions. There are various types of air conditioner covers, each utilized differently to protect your AC from being damaged by rain, snow, and debris. Though AC units are designed to be kept outdoors, an AC cover provides an added layer of protection that keeps the unit clean, running efficiently, and preventing damage. Remember that a cover is no substitute for regular cleaning and maintenance.  An AC cover is designed to be used in addition to proper upkeep to ensure your unit stays clean and protected between services.  

Best Air Conditioner Cover for Winter Protection: Full AC Covers

Full air conditioner cover

The Prestige full AC cover is a one-stop shop for complete outdoor AC protection. The water-resistant yet breathable fabric keeps water and snow at bay while letting air circulate through the mesh vents. With an elastic hem and an adjustable buckle strap, the cover will stay securely on the air conditioner so you can remain worry-free. Each cover has a vertical touch fastener closure, allowing easy installation and removal and always for any cables or hoses to remain unbothered. This unique dodesign ensures your AC stays clean and protected year-round.

Cover Details

  • Key Features: Reinforced Handles, Mesh Air Vents, Locking Drawcord, Adjustable Buckle Straps
  • Material: 900-Denier, Solution-Dyed Polyester
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Weather Ratings:
    • Water-Resistance: 5/5
    • UV-Resistance: 5/5
    • Wind-Resistance: 5/5
    • Fade-Resistance: 5/5
    • Durability: 5/5

Partial Coverage Winter Protection: Armor Top AC Covers

Partial coverage air conditioner cover with armor plates

The Elite armor top AC cover comes equipped with four sew-in panels designed to absorb the force of any falling debris that may damage your air conditioner. This cover utilizes four reinforced rust-free grommets allowing the included heavy-duty bungee cords to easily attach the cover to your AC.

Cover Details

  • Key Features: Integrated Rigid Panels, Rust-free Grommets, Heavy-duty Bungee Cords
  • Material: 300-Denier, Stock-Dyed Polyester
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Weather Ratings:
    • Water-Resistance: 3/5
    • UV-Resistance: 4/5
    • Wind-Resistance: 4/5
    • Fade-Resistance: 3/5
    • Durability: 3/5

Spring, Summer, & Fall AC Protection: Mesh Top AC Covers

Partial coverage air conditioner cover with mesh

Keeping your AC clean is key to its efficiency; mesh top AC covers ensure your unit is free from all debris. From leaves and nuts to sticks and rocks, this fine mesh cover keeps unwanted objects out while allowing constant airflow, so your AC can stay on. Each cover uses four rust-free grommets and heavy-duty bungee cords to ensure the cover is secure. Avoid costly cleanings and possible damage with an Ultima mesh top AC cover.

Cover Details

  • Key Features: Breathable Mesh, Rust-free Grommets, Heavy-duty Bungee Cords
  • Material: 600-Denier, Solution-Dyed Polyester with Ripstop Grid Pattern
  • Warranty: 7 Years
  • Weather Ratings:
    • Water-Resistance: 0/5
    • UV-Resistance: 0/5
    • Wind-Resistance: 4/5
    • Fade-Resistance: 5/5
    • Durability: 5/5

Best Indoor Air Conditioner Cover

Indoor air conditioner cover

If you have ever owned a window or wall unit, you know the pain of having the cold winter breeze seeping through your AC vents. Constructed of thick quilted polyester, this washable air conditioner cover serves as a shield between your room and the cold winter drafts. The elastic hem ensures the cover stays in place, so you don't have to worry about your electric or gas bill seeing a sudden spike.  

Cover Details

  • Key Features: Elastic Hem, Washable Fabric
  • Material: Quilted Polyester
  • Warranty: 3 Years

How to Find the Right Size AC Cover

Finding the right size AC cover can seem more complicated than it really is. With our easy-to-follow guide below, you only need to find the width, depth, and height to find a great-fitting cover.

Measure the side without wiring and piping.
Measure across the side of the AC unit with the wiring and piping, adjacent to the width.

*This side of the cover will contain an opening and fasteners for the wiring and piping.
Measure from ground to top of air conditioner.
Please round up your dimensions to the nearest inch.

Custom Air Conditioner Covers

A custom AC cover could be a great option if you struggle to find an adequate size cover to fit your air conditioner. Not only do custom covers offer the flexibility of being made to your exact measurements, but they also come in various materials and colors to complement any home. You can find a custom cover for both full AC covers and indoor AC covers. The ordering process is straightforward and uses the same measuring guide as standard-size covers. Simply enter your desired width, depth, and height, and a custom-made cover will be on your doorstep in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Use a Full AC Cover?

If you live in an area with extreme winter conditions, such as blizzards, your air conditioner will benefit from a full AC cover. A full AC cover offers a complete barrier between the elements and your unit. When snow piles up on your AC, it tends not to be such a big deal. On the other hand, once that snow starts to melt, the water now has the potential to refreeze. What does this mean for your unit? The expanding water can damage the fragile condenser coils leading to blockage and a possible need for a costly replacement. We advise using a full AC cover during these harsh winter conditions to keep water out of your unit so it will be ready come spring.

When Should I Use Mesh Top AC?

Your AC would benefit from using a mesh cover year-round, as long as it's not snowing. The breathable mesh keeps leaves, twigs, and nuts out of your unit, all without having to remove the cover. Since your unit can run with the cover on, you can ensure your house is cool and your unit safe year-round.

How Do I Winterize My Air Conditioner?

If you live in an area with heavy snow, we recommend using a full AC cover for complete winter protection. An armor top cover for those in less harsh conditions will keep icicles, branches, and other falling debris from damaging your unit. 

Should I Cover My Air Conditioner?

Yes! Especially if you live in areas with extreme winters. An AC cover will help extend the life of your unit while keeping it clean and running efficiently.

How Do I Keep Leaves Out of My AC Unit?

Keep leaves, sticks, and all other debris out of your AC unit using a mesh top AC cover. The breathable mesh keeps your unit clean and can be used while running your AC.

Do I Need a Custom Cover?

If you can't find a standard-size cover that is close in dimensions to your air conditioner, we recommend opting for a custom cover. Follow these guidelines for determining whether you should choose custom or standard:

  • Width: the width of the cover should be no smaller than 1 inch of your AC and no larger than 4 inches of your AC's width
  • Depth: the depth of the cover should be no smaller than 1 inch of your AC and no larger than 4 inches of your AC's depth
  • Height: the height of the cover should be no smaller than 2 inches of your AC and no larger than 2 inches of your AC's height

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