Painting your air conditioner may improve its aesthetic appeal, but it could cause other issues if it’s not done carefully. Basic surface prep, followed by a couple of coats of spray paint may restore a pleasing appearance to an aging unit. However, it’s important to realize that painting your air conditioner won’t turn back the hands of time when it comes to the system’s cooling performance, efficiency or reliability.
As you venture into the start of a new year, you may be considering a relocation of your HVAC system as part of a home redesign or out of necessity. Regardless of why you've been thinking about it, let's explore a few HVAC relocation considerations that you should make before doing so.
That big, clunky air conditioner condenser/compressor sitting in your backyard certainly can be at odds with your landscaping plans. Chances are, though, it's located in the optimum place to do its job so don't even think about moving it.
Split-system central air conditioners make our lives much more comfortable, but their outdoor components don't always look so good in our yards. One way to make the outside unit – that gray box that holds vital components of your A/C – look less conspicuous is to use landscaping. An added benefit is that the cover and shade from the landscaping may actually make the unit run more efficiently, as long as good landscaping tips are followed.