Beautify Your Backyard: Smart Landscaping Tips Around Your Air Conditioning Unit

Is your air conditioning unit an eyesore in your beautiful backyard? Ever wondered if you could camouflage it with some shrubs or plants? At Forquer Heating and Cooling, we get this question a lot.

Yes, you can indeed plant shrubs around your air conditioning unit, but there are a few things to consider:

  1. Choose the Right Plants: opt for shrubs that are not harmful or inconvenient for maintenance personnel. Plants with thorns or briars could be problematic during service or cleaning routines.
  2. Ensure Airflow: It's critical not to restrict the airflow to the unit. Overgrowth or large leaves getting sucked into the unit can impede its efficiency. So, while making it blend into the landscape, ensure the plants do not hamper its function.
  3. Maintain Adequate Space: Leave a space of at least one foot or 18 inches between the air conditioning unit and the plants. This allows sufficient room for cleaning, accessing the electrical panel, or other maintenance tasks.

Remember, while plants can beautify the space around your air conditioning unit, they can also be home to hazards like poison ivy, poison oak, and various critters. So, choose your plants wisely and maintain them regularly.

Ready to balance aesthetics and efficiency? Visit Forquer Heating and Cooling today at our website for more insightful HVAC tips or to book your next service call.
 

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