How Durable Are Air Conditioning Guards?

How Durable Are Air Conditioning Guards?

Posted by Richard Holland on 15 October 2020 17:00:51 BST

How Durable Are Air Conditioning Guards?

Air conditioning guards are made to protect air conditioning units from damage and corrosion to ultimately increase their longevity and durability.

Keeping this in mind, a guard must be strong and robust to offer the protection that air conditioning units require.

Read on to discover durable features to look out for when you’re searching for an air conditioning guard solution…

Offering Protection

In public settings, damage and vandalism can be more likely to happen along with general wear and tear.

When this happens, air conditioning guards can become weaker more quickly and lose the protection it presents for the unit underneath.

With units being one of the most expensive objects in a setting, you want to be in a position to avoid the likelihood of damages and vandalism that might commence.

To offer essential protection, look for air conditioning guards that are made to be robust with strong material and opportunities to add strengthening properties if your specific needs require it.


Anti-Ligature Features

When individuals seek to self-harm, they don’t just look for obvious ligature points. Where there is gaps or weak points in an air conditioning unit, it can be vandalised.

Once destroyed, individuals can then use the broken furniture as a weapon to hurt themselves or to others.

When designing anti-ligature guards, manufacturers acknowledge that furniture can be more vulnerable to damage, this urges them to create products that are secure and solid than standard air conditioning guards.

With the strength anti-ligature guards offer, the guard becomes more durable and protective to an air conditioning unit.


Bespoke Air Conditioning Guard

Air conditioning guards that can be made to be bespoke cater to a variety of unique design alternatives.

This ensures that each and every customer receives the best possible guard for their needs.


Air Conditioning Guard Warranty

It’s important to look for an air conditioning guard company that provides a warranty. So, you have peace of mind that your guard is protected against.



With these features in place, your air conditioning guard will be strong and robust to offer a durable air conditioning solution to protect your expensive units.

At Contour, we work with you to decide the best bespoke guard for your needs, whether this is wall/ floor mounted or a flat panel.

For protection, Contour air conditioning guards are made in Zintec protected steel in various gauges from 1.5mm-2mm to offer a strong guard to shield your units.

If your environment is a mental health unit or any other public space where extra strength may be needed, Contour can provide a strengthening strut to provide the front of the cover additional depth.

For anti-ligature features, Contour’s guards are made to be anti-ligature with safe edges and IP3x grilles to reduce injuries.

To ensure peace of mind, all guards are protected with a 5-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for 5 years from the purchase date.

Our air conditioning guards can provide you with a robust, hygienic solution to protect your air conditioning units. These units allow for a 23% open area for airflow.

However, to avoid air loss, it’s recommended that plenum is built once the air conditioning guard has been supplied.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combines an extensive range of colour-paints is with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour has a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

Twitter: @Contour_Heating

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Topics: Air Conditioning Guard