Although I am still surprised that this theft happened in my town, at least it taught us an overpriced lesson
I just found out that there was some theft in my town, and it’s surprising because this area is a pretty fantastic place to live. It’s considered to be a low crime area, and though it’s not gated, the community consists mainly of working class families. Typically it is quiet, however from time to time you’ll hear kids playing and pets barking in the town. Besides that there is not much going on around here. So, of course I was shocked to learn about the theft, but when I discovered what was stolen, I wasn’t surprised. There is a home in the village that is empty for most of the year and the owners use it as a vacation rental property. Well, the HVAC condenser is located on the side of the home and there is no fencing or anything around it. Of course, this makes the component vulnerable to getting vandalized. HVAC units that are left in the open are easy targets for thieves who steal the copper, platinum, plus other overpriced metals that are found inside the outside condenser unit. These metals are easy to detach and can be flipped for a profit with really little red flags raised. This would be costly to the homeowner, however luckily most homeowners’ insurance will cover vandalism of HVAC units. Although I am still surprised that this theft happened in my town, at least it taught us an overpriced lesson. Never leave the HVAC condenser in the open because they are susceptible to getting vandalized by thieves trying to make a quick buck.