Many are cranking up their air conditioners to deal with the triple-digit heat
But that and outside forces could wear on your unit, and a busted air conditioner can cause you many problems.
A local man has created a product that will protect your air conditioner and keep you cool during the hot summer.
Randy Herrington decided to make his idea a reality.
He created the "Cool Cover," a three-sided cover for air conditioning units.
"I noticed that some dogs had been biting on units and it dawned on me that we need to have something on the market to keep the animals, kids and various objects off of them. It also increases efficiency. It shades it from the hot sun we're having now and protects it from anything that might damage your unit," Herrington explained.
He claims the product will increase an air conditioning unit's productivity by up to two-percent because of the additional shading the "Cool Cover" provides.
It should also quiet air conditioner humming noises.
The product will also be adaptable to any and all air conditioners, no matter the shape or size.
"Cool Cover" Chief Executive Officer DeWayne Johnson said that despite the idea being a simple one, there's no other item like it out on the market.
"It's adjustable and modular. It's designed in a form that allows it to adjust width and depth, so it fits almost any unit out in the industry," Johnson assured.
"It actually lets the unit breathe, but it keeps the direct sun off of it," Herrington added.
Herrington said that he hopes that this time next summer both you and your air conditioners are "cool as cucumbers."
"Cool Covers" aren't in stores yet.
Herrington said they should be available to customers in the next three months.