Support Marketplace

Be mindful of your hot tub and other flat surfaces near an A/C compressor.

Our hot tub cover reached temperatures of 172 degrees this summer. It sits less than 15 feet from our air conditioner compressor. I strung an ultra-violet resistant camping tarp over it reducing the cover's temp by 50 degrees and therefore the ambient temperature of the air passing over the compressors heat exchanger.

About the author

Angela Kim is the Marketplace Public Insight analyst. She is responsible for outreach efforts that engage the public and encourage them to share their insights on topics Marketplace covers via social media, multimedia projects, and the Public Insight Network. Follow Kim on Twitter @angelaishere

Comments

I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...