Inspected a condo today with a new 2.5 ton Bryant condensing unit. The compressor was encased in what appeared to be a plastic or rubber covering of some sort. At first I thought the installer had forgotten to remove some type of packing material but the other 15 units were the same and many were in use. I don’t ever remember seeing this and am just wondering what the purpose is. The photo is difficult to see but it is looking down into the unit from the top. The compressor covering is fairly obvious.