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How to Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

Your outdoor AC unit is large, bulky, and relatively unmovable. You may look at your unit and wonder: “Is there any way to hide this machine?”

There is! You don’t have to have your AC unit out in the open. While it needs to be in an open area with access to the air, there are some things you can do to enhance or remove the attention from the unit itself.

Strategic Location

One option that doesn’t require adding barriers would be to find the right location for your AC, ideally in a place accessible, yet out of the way. There may be a corner of your home exterior that is a bit hidden, or you may have some shrubbery that would be a good block.

The ideal time to do this would be while installing a new system, but you can also consult with your HVAC technician to see what moving your unit would entail.

Fences & Barriers

A common way to hide an AC unit is to use a fence or other barrier to block or change the view to the area. You can install a fence around the unit to both block it visually, as well as keep out people and animals.

You can also plant shrubs or trees around the unit, but don’t let them get less than a couple of feet from the sides, as leaves or branches can get stuck in the grills.

Don’t Completely Cover the Unit

An important reminder whenever trying to add a barrier around your AC is to avoid covering the entire unit. The top of the unit, where the fan is, needs to expel warm air in order to work properly. And the sides of the unit need to breathe as well, so there needs to be adequate airflow no matter what type of barrier you use.

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You need a team you trust to help manage your home heating and cooling systems. Contact Comfort Experts Inc. today at 817-341-5149 to learn more about the many ways we can help your home stay comfortable.

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