As Florida residents ourselves, we know that your air conditioner is crucial for maintaining your family’s comfort throughout the year. However, we also recognize that the outdoor component of this essential feature can be less than attractive. At Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we take the time to sit down with customers to determine the best ways to meet their climate control needs. Here are some of our top tips for turning your outdoor HVAC unit from an eyesore to an elegant backyard feature:
Install a Fence
Want to hide that unsightly air conditioner unit from view? Build a fence around it! Along with keeping small animals from infesting your system, a fence hides it from visitors. Just make sure to leave 3 feet of space around the unit to allow room for airflow and maintenance access.
Looking to camouflage your HVAC system while adding interest to your yard? Consider planting some shrubs and flowers near the unit. Greenery not only distracts the eye from an ugly piece of plastic, but it also shades the area around the unit, thereby increasing its efficiency and lifespan. For best results, opt for a few pretty evergreen shrubs that offer cover through all 4 seasons. You should also take care when watering to avoid getting moisture in the HVAC unit.
Skip the Cover
While it may seem counterintuitive, skipping the fitted cover can actually make your HVAC unit look a good deal nicer. Not only do covers increase the size of your system, but they also offer a convenient living place for small animals and insects. Additionally, covers may not be as useful in places like Florida, where homeowners run their AC systems year round.
Call Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning for All Your HVAC Needs
At Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we are committed to serving all our customers’ heating and cooling needs throughout the year. From helping you choose the right system to maintain your unit with regular service, we strive to boost performance while keeping operating costs on the down low. Call Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning today at (855) 972-9943, or browse our website to schedule your air conditioner maintenance.
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