Ever since the price of copper rose in the mid 2000s, copper theft has been an increasing problem, especially in areas like ours where many people have central air conditioning systems that have outdoor condensers. The condenser is full of valuable copper, and copper thieves can remove its cover and take the condensing coil in a matter of minutes.
They take it to metal recyclers and pocket the money, and homeowners are left with a nonfunctional heat pump or air conditioner. If your condenser sits on the ground, you’re especially vulnerable. However, you can take steps to deter this theft: Read More