Your air conditioner keeps your home’s interior comfortable, making it of great value to you and your family. Outside, it can look unsightly while sitting in your garden. Hiding it can be tricky. If not done properly, it can make the system inefficient, leading to a myriad of problems. Here are some creative tips for safely disguising your outdoor HVAC unit.
One of the easiest ways to hide your A/C unit from view is by constructing a fence around it. For even more camouflage, use materials that harmonize with your garden. Maintain a space of at least 3 feet between the fence and the unit to give it free access to air and make it easily accessible for HVAC technicians.
Before buying the fencing materials, check the local building codes. If necessary, apply for a permit. Ensure your planned fence will not interfere with any underground utility lines.
Build a Large Permanent Structure
You can build a large permanent structure around your outdoor HVAC unit to hide it, as well as provide extra storage space for other items. The structure should be well-ventilated and blend in with your environment. Therefore, store items you commonly use, such as the lawn mower, garden hose, and rakes in the structure.
Use a Trellis with Plants
A plant screen is a budget-friendly way of masking your A/C unit while adding a touch of beauty to your garden. Use a trellis with climbing plants like beans or flowering vines like clematis and passionflower. You can place trellis panels on two sides and allow access to the unit on one end. Ensure the panels are at least 3 feet from your unit.
Attract Attention Elsewhere
Through strategic landscaping, you can direct the eye away from your unit to something else. A beautiful garden path or a group of dramatically shaped plants with big leaves can effectively achieve this.
As you can see, it is possible for you to stop your outdoor HVAC unit from taking away from the beauty of your home. For more questions, contact Cool Power, LLC. We’ve been serving the Long Island area since 1975.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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