Is Your Air Conditioner Saying, “Back Off?”
Landscaping and space planning tips for your air conditioning unit
There are many adjectives homeowners use to describe their air conditioners. Some call them powerful, while others call them efficient, energy-saving or, in a bad year, “on-the-fritz.” But never have we heard anyone call an air conditioner gorgeous. It just doesn’t happen.
And because these somewhat homely-but-necessary objects will never win any beauty contests, homeowners sometimes feel compelled to disguise them … you know, with screens and ornate fences, or large shrubs and aggressive vines – especially when fall planting season comes around!
We totally understand that overwhelming temptation, but this is our advice: camouflage with caution! Why? Because air conditioning units need space! They also need quality air circulation, along with at least one obstruction-free side for maintenance and servicing. If you place plants or decorative elements too close to your unit, you can shorten its life, compromise its efficiency and even increase your utility bills.
Here are some additional tips when it comes to giving your air conditioner adequate space and proper care:
If you have any more questions regarding this topic, please give us a call! We’d love to help.
This article was written by Action Air