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How to Hide Your Air Conditioner in Plain Sight

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Posted February 11, 2015

Nothing ruins your curb appeal in Texas faster than a bulky, old, ugly- air conditioner.

We know we love air conditioners more than the average person here at Air Specialist, but we have to agree with you on this one.

Air conditioners aren’t pretty.

However, you can do something about your unsightly system, and you don’t have to figure out how to install your air conditioner on your roof to do it.

There are several ways that you can hide your air conditioner in plain sight, without compromising the performance of your air conditioner.

Before setting out to hide your air conditioner and improve the curb appeal of your home, you will want to remember that your system needs room on each side for air to circulate. If you restrict the airflow around your system, your air conditioner will be forced to work even harder to circulate air and cool your home.

Without further ado, we have scoured the interwebs to bring you a list of clever resources to assist you in your quest for a more appealing and relaxing outdoor landscape.

Please, let us know what you think in the comments below- we would love to hear how your air conditioner is hiding out. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog for more thought provoking inspiration for your home.

1. Trellis fences aren’t just for gardens anymore. Trellis is great for hiding your air conditioner because it provides your system plenty of room to breathe.

Putting a fence around your air conditioner is one of the quickest ways to hide it from view. However, one of the ways we see most homeowners getting it wrong is choosing the wrong materials.

Remember, when you are trying to hide something, you don’t want to draw more attention to it- you want it to blend in.

In other words, don’t use fencing materials that don’t match your home- and if you don’t have the material or a fence anywhere else on your property- add some.

Take a look at these examples of using trellis fences in your landscaping for guidance.

2. Store your air conditioner in its very own shed.

You can build a permanent home for your air conditioner so long as you ensure that it is a well-ventilated home.

We love this option as it provides you ample storage for other outdoor equipment as well and allows you to be as creative as you want.

Take your inspiration from these gorgeous examples of backyard sheds.

3. Hide your air conditioner and save the environment at the same time.

Finally, as long as you keep plants at least two feet away from your system, strategically planting shrubs around your air conditioner is a great way to hide your system. In addition to providing natural shade for your a/c, planting greenery is always a good idea for the environment.

You may even find that using potted plants or vines a viable option as well.


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