Updated November 28, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Air Conditioner Covers

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2016. When the cooler weather sets in, you won't be needing your AC unit, so why not protect it from the elements using one of these air conditioner covers? We've included options that can help hide unsightly window-mounted models as well as beefy choices sized for large outdoor condensers. Most have vents, but you still may want to uncover the machine once in a while to prevent moisture buildup. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best air conditioner cover on Amazon.

10. Sturdy Covers Insulated

9. Duck Brand Standard

8. AmazonBasics Square

7. Sturdy Covers Defender

6. Adco 3023

5. Sturdy Covers Universal Mesh

4. Custom All-Season

3. Jeacent Innovations Top

2. KylinLucky Outside

1. Classic Accessories Ravenna Square

Special Honors

Premier Signs & Graphics Decorative If you simply can't stand looking at your indoor AC unit, you can cover it up with the Premier Signs & Graphics Decorative. You can choose from a wide selection of attractive natural scenes, including beaches and mountains, or even upload your own photo for a custom cover you'll be proud to display. vermontsigndesign.com

Cover Store Armor Top Ultima The Cover Store Armor Top Ultima lives up to its name thanks to high-quality materials and careful craftsmanship, which means you'll get a cover you can count on for years to come. In fact, each comes with a 7-year warranty and won't fade or crack over time. the-cover-store.com

Editor's Notes

November 26, 2019:

Although an air conditioner cover can be a great tool during autumn and heavy winter blizzards, many experts agree that you should take the cover off from time to time so that moisture does not continue to build up inside the unit. This is especially true of some of the heavy-duty choices, including the Classic Accessories Ravenna Square and KylinLucky Outside. These do have vents, though, which will help stop moisture problems in the first place. You can also sidestep the issue altogether with a mesh model, such as the Jeacent Innovations Top or Custom All-Season. They keep sticks and debris out while allowing for plenty of ventillation.

As for window air conditioners, the Sturdy Covers Insulated and the Sturdy Covers Defender are good choices, designed for the inside and outside of the home, respectively. And, finally, we opted to add one cover for RV air conditioners, the Adco 3023. It is simple but effective, although it may not last for season after season after season of use when subjected to very harsh conditions.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 28, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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