No matter how secure you think your home is, burglars are always one step ahead. They can easily break into your living space by using entrances they consider ‘weak points,’ one of which may be your window A/C unit.
Window A/C units are considered a good entry point for many burglars because many homeowners assume they’re too heavy and difficult to move. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Recent reports from the police and insurance companies show an increasing trend of using window A/C units to gain entry into homes.
So, how can you burglar-proof your window air conditioner unit?
Ensure Your A/C Fits Perfectly
During installation, you should make sure your window air conditioner fits perfectly in the hole. This will make it difficult for burglars to move it. If it happens to be smaller than the hole, it’s important to do some carpentry work to adjust the size of the hole. Avoid using soft materials, like foam, to fill the remaining space between the A/C and the hole, as this can be easily removed.
Secure Your A/C, Both Inside and Out
Burglars are always in a hurry since they don’t want to get caught. Securing the hole from both the inside and outside will increase the amount of work they have to put in before getting rid of your A/C. The majority of criminals, if not all, will give up before they succeed.
Install a Window Sensor Alarm
An alarm is one of the surest ways to alert you when someone tries to break into your home. Even if you’re away, the noise of your alarm will alert neighbors who can call the police.
With the above tips, you’ll be able to secure your A/C. However, it’s also important to complete regular maintenance. By hiring a professional, you’ll also be able to rest easy with a secure window A/C unit. For this and more services, please contact Wolf Mechanical.
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