How to Reduce of the Risk of Stolen AC Units

Because air-conditioning units contain copper (and the price of copper has sky-rocketed), they are being stolen at epidemic levels. No one is immune. Both ground level and roof top units are being stolen.

Following is a list of some things you can do to reduce the risk of having your outside air conditioning unit stolen:

  • Install lighting around the unit.
  • Install a protective metal cage to enclose the unit.
  • Relocate the unit to a more visable or less accessible area.
  • Install an alarm on the unit that can be monitored by a remote or central station.
  • Install a padlock and chain on the unit (although this will not prevent stripping of metal from the unit).

Call us at 843-663-2665, and we will be happy to discuss the best method for you to use to reduce the risk of having your outside air conditioning unit stolen.


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LHT Cooling, Heating & Refrigeration is a Myrtle Beach HVAC and commercial refrigeration company in South Carolina that services the Grand Strand. LHT services and repairs heat pumps, air conditioning units, heating units, furnaces, ventilation systems, indoor air quality, humidification, ductless systems, boilers, ice machines, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, blast chillers and refrigerated displays. LHT services all of the the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach including North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.

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