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Scrap metal theft is a very real thing, and they tend to have a few preferred targets. Copper wire is a hot-ticket item, as are outdoor central AC units in Loveland, Colorado.
The aluminum coils, copper coils and other parts of your AC may only be worth a small fraction of the cost you paid to purchase it, but some thieves have been known to steal very large, very expensive things in hopes of making $20.
If your Loveland, Colorado AC unit is insured against theft, that’s good, but you’ll still want to be proactive in making sure a theft doesn’t happen in the first place. Besides, some of the safeguards tend to cost less than what you’d need to pay to cover your homeowner’s insurance policy deductible.
Below are just a few of the things you can do to help prevent your central AC unit from being stolen.
Lights lights lights
This may seem to fall into the “common sense” category, but if you’re able to install security lights in the area of your outdoor AC unit in Loveland, CO, this can be an enormous deterrent to would-be thieves.
Although an experienced thief can dismantle and run off with an AC unit in a matter of minutes, if they’re surprised by motion lights, they’re far more likely to run off empty handed.
Check the specs of your home security system
Some home security systems have compatible products that will allow it to communicate directly with your outdoor central AC unit. Some products even have the ability to monitor electrical and/or coolant flow. If either of those experience a sudden interruption, an alarm will go off. In some cases, the security system may even notify the police. This can be a great help for families who take extended vacations or for people who travel a lot for work.
Check for hiding spaces
If your central AC unit is surrounded by shrubbery, or if it’s near a fence that would allow for some cover, this may provide thieves a place to hide, out of sight, during their heist. If you do have bushes, plants or law furniture around your outdoor AC unit, you may want to consider relocating these items to provide for a more direct line of sight.
Central AC experts in Loveland Colorado
Redline Heating has been providing quality central AC repair and replacement services for Colorado homeowners for more than 10 years. We’re locally owned and operated and we’re committed to making sure our clients have the best customer experience possible.
If you’re looking for advice, or you’re in the market for an HVAC company to help you with a problem, we’re here to help. For more information on Redline Heating, our service areas, the types of equipment we can service or to schedule a free in-home consult, call us today at (970) 663-6575. Or, if you’d prefer to contact us by email, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .