Why does compressor have a jacket?

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Old 07-09-10, 12:12 PM
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Why does compressor have a jacket?

Hi folks -

Had to do some work on my outdoor compressor unit and I always wondered what that jacket on the compressor was for? (The jacket has a snap to close it and is sitting on top of the unit for this picture. Should that jacket be on the compressor just sometimes or all of the time?

Itís made out of a heavy rubber type material with Velcro and a snap to close it around the unit. (Itís a little bit tattered now.)

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

 
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Old 07-09-10, 12:30 PM
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It's for noise! message too short!
 
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Old 07-09-10, 12:59 PM
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airman thank you.

Did not think of that! Certainly makes sense. I thought the unit sounded louder to me, but I thought it was just my imagination. Never put 2 and 2 together.

I left it off for the past few days assuming I wouldn't hurt anything. I wondered if the unit somehow needed it to maintain the proper temperature. Now I know.

Thanks again!
 
 

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