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4 Benefits to Installing Lineset Covers

October 04, 2022

Regardless of what part of the country, home and business owners use comfortable weather to get outside and take care of maintenance tasks that they didn’t get around to doing during the unseasonal months. It’s an excellent time to promote AC maintenance!

Homeowners and business owners may ask HVAC contractors whether it’s a good idea to cover up air conditioning components. When you have that discussion, it’s an excellent time to share how lineset covers may benefit them.

While it’s not always necessary to cover outside refrigerant lines, pipes or wires, some components benefit from being shielded from harmful UV rays. Read on to learn more about the benefits and to add ‘install a lineset cover’ to your maintenance to-do list.

  1. Hides Mini-Split Linesets

Linesets can be compared to arteries in the human body. While they don’t carry life-giving oxygen to vital organs, they have a similar job.

AC lines carry refrigerant, which is the lifeblood of your air conditioning system. Generally, some portion of the linesets run along an exterior wall in order to reach the condenser. Depending on the system configuration and the distance between the indoor evaporator coil and the outdoor condenser, it’s possible to have a lineset wrap around a corner of a home or building. Talk about a quick way to ruin a home’s look!

You can eliminate the distraction of unsightly refrigerant lines by hiding linesets with a cover. That’s a great benefit to a customer who wants to preserve or improve their curb-appeal.

  1. Discourages Rodents from Becoming Residents

Since mice and rats love to chew, they are drawn to drywall, insulation, and items stored in the attic. Exposed linesets are enticing and where they enter the home provides convenient entrance to the attic or basement.

During an initial installation or routine maintenance appointment, AC technicians can point out how lineset covers discourage rodents and pests by helping to seal the home and reduce the damage they may cause.

  1. Prolongs the Life of HVAC Systems

Customers often assume they’ve sufficiently taken care of their HVAC system because they schedule a routine cleaning. Some more proactive owners even cover the outside unit during the winter. It is helpful to explain to people how AC maintenance should also include protecting exposed wires, insulation and refrigerant lines.

Beyond aesthetics, exposed insulation is subject to U.V. damage, leading to reduced efficiency and increased electricity costs.

Unprotected linesets are left vulnerable to deterioration. Without proper insulation, the refrigerant warms. This can be seen when the copper is sweating, which is evidence of an unnecessary strain on the system.

When the AC runs efficiently, it saves the customer money on their energy bills. Efficiency can enhance the longevity for the entire HVAC system. Covering linesets is a cost-effective way to help customers maximize efficiency and get the most of their home comfort system.

  1. Customizable for Every Home Design

The curb appeal of a home or business is of active interest to an owner, a buyer, or a seller. A sloppy or unprofessional-looking HVAC installation is not only an eyesore, but it can also affect the price or cost of the structure. Regardless of the type of home or business or where it’s located, lineset covers help to maintain a clean, professional appearance while providing vital protection to linesets and HVAC wiring.

Lineset covers are available in complementary colors to blend with the color of a structure. In addition, lineset covers can be painted to provide an exact match to the color of the structure. There’s even the flexibility to accentuate the trim color of the structure.

Ready to Help Keep Your Customers Covered?

There’s nothing like coming to the table with solutions in-hand to make clients happy. When you offer a lineset cover, you provide something practical, affordable, and appealing to the eye. Whether your customers need help covering up unsightly pipes or they want to protect those essential AC linesets from damage, they’ll appreciate the result after you install lineset covers.

To learn more about lineset covers, visit RectorSeal’s lineset solutions offering HERE.