CHI Good Questions: Help for A/C Unit Drafts?

CHI Good Questions: Help for A/C Unit Drafts?

Janel Laban
Dec 5, 2007

Ellie sent us an email:

Thanks so much for your window insulation post... wondering if you have specific ideas for A/C window unit drafts too?

It's expensive for me to take out and then reinstall my a/c unit every season (building insists that a professional do it...)

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It's not the most gorgeous solution, but it does seem like it would be effective. We found the Insulated Indoor A/C Cover, $20.99 at Improvements, three sizes available.

Improvements says, "Our 2 part insulated cover stops virtually all the cold air and dust blowing in through your air conditioners vents, and prevents expensive heat loss too. More effective than plain plastic covers because besides the quilted poly/cotton outer shell, there is also a polyethylene-foam inner liner for added insulation."

Has anyone used one of these or something similar to handle a drafty window A/C unit? Let us know...

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