How to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard?
The key to a beautiful garden, even one with a large air conditioner in the corner, is to direct the eye to a beautifully framed view. There are plenty of ways you can hide, mask, conceal and block your air conditioning unit so you won’t even know it’s there.
If you would like to place plants around your outside AC compressor unit for landscaping purposes, make sure to leave plenty of space around. Vegetation growing around the unit should remain at least 12 inches away. If you have trees or other plants growing above the unit, trim regularly.We recommend using an evergreen plant or some oak and beech trees, to keep the unit free of falling leaves, which can impede the fan. You can also use lattice to build a screen around the unit, allowing vines to climb up and grow to create a natural screen. Another idea is to group your outdoor machinery into one accessible, well-ventilated structure.
The greenery also provides shade to cool the unit and make it run more efficiently. Energy.gov confidently states that “shading the outside unit can increase its efficiency by up to 10%.
In the end, enjoy your garden, and don’t forget to clean up the debris on and around the unit to prevent problems.