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How to Hide Air Conditioner Unit Outside

Outdoor AC units surrounded by plants.

If you have a central air conditioner, you know this system has indoor and outdoor units. While these two units work in tandem to keep your home cool and comfortable, you may feel like the outdoor unit (otherwise known as the “condenser unit”) is an eyesore that ruins the appearance of your home. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to hide air conditioning units.

Are you tired of looking at your outdoor air conditioner unit? You can take various steps to conceal it while boosting your home’s curb appeal. Let’s discuss how to hide air conditioner units outside in more detail below.

Where Should a Condenser Unit Be Placed?

Although hiding your outdoor air conditioning unit might be the only thing on your mind, it’s important to know why these systems need to be installed outside homes in the first place. As you may or may not know, your outdoor AC unit needs plenty of space on all sides to ensure it can work properly. If this unit is installed in a tight, enclosed space, this can negatively affect the airflow and lead to various issues with the air conditioner as a whole.

Build a Multi-Purpose Screen

The good news is that hiding your AC unit doesn’t have to be a complicated or stressful DIY project. In fact, there are many simple step-by-step instructions you can follow to build an attention-grabbing lattice screen or shabby chic air conditioner enclosure. These enclosures can be constructed out of many different materials, such as shipping pallets and wood panels.

Are you hesitant to build your own enclosure? You can even use a picket fence to hide your outdoor air conditioner unit. As you can see, there are many ways to hide air conditioning units with screens and enclosures. Whatever materials you choose, just remember to keep your AC unit unobstructed. When you hide your AC, it’s a good idea to keep an adequate amount of open space around the unit, which should be about 12 inches on all sides.

It’s important to ensure that the airflow coming and going from your air conditioner is never obstructed. Limited airflow can result in various problems for the unit, which may require you to schedule an AC repair in Grand Cayman.

Install an Eye-Catching Trellis

When discussing how to hide air conditioner units outside, we have to mention the beauty that an iron trellis can bring to your property. There are many benefits to concealing your ugly AC unit with an iron trellis. For example, vines and flowers can grow on the trellis over time, which can significantly add to your home’s curb appeal. If you’re going to hide the air conditioner, why not do so by adding a beautiful feature to your home?

Conceal Your AC With Plants

As we mentioned above, disguising your air conditioner unit with flowers and vines can take your home’s exterior appearance to the next level. You can also achieve this eye-catching look by placing planter boxes on either side of the condenser unit.

Out of all the ways to hide air conditioning units, planting flowers and other types of large, beautiful plants is probably the best option if you don’t want to put in a lot of effort. Just make sure you trim plants if they grow too big. When learning how to hide air conditioner units outside, never forget the importance of keeping the unit open and free of any obstructions.

Keep Your AC Running & Looking Its Best With Our Experts

There are many innovative and curb-appeal-boosting ways to hide air conditioning units. Hopefully, this guide has inspired you to get creative or bring some more plant life onto your property.

Now that you know how to hide air conditioner units outside, it’s time to think about your cooling system’s needs. The condenser unit should be cleaned regularly to ensure it doesn’t become blocked with dirt and debris. Has it been a long time since you scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner? Call the experts at Polar Bear!

Our air conditioning company is here to handle all of your replacement, repair, or maintenance needs. We always respond quickly and focus on delivering top-quality solutions. If you need an air conditioning installation in the Cayman Islands, we can help you find a system that meets your expectations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our professional team!


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John Thistle
John Thistle
21:32 17 May 23
I recently had my air conditioning unit installed by Polar Bear Air Conditioning in Cayman Kai. I was very pleased with the service I received. The workmen, Jerome, Tony, and Nathan, were all professional and courteous. They arrived on time and were dressed in their uniforms. They laid out carpeting where they would be walking inside the house to avoid leaving debris or making a mess. They worked clean and kept the space tidy. They were polite and provided me a good understanding of the work they completed as well as showed me all pieces of equipment. They emailed me a jpg image of each piece of equipment's information plate so that I could record it in my home management software, as requested.Here are some specific details about the work they did:They installed 3 new high-efficiency air conditioning units that are much more energy-efficient (26 SEER) than my old units.They cleaned and disinfected the air ducts, as well as replaced previously installed flex ducts with rigid duct work that is superior in efficiency and durability.They installed new filters to help keep the air clean and free of allergens.They explained the operation of the new units to me and answered all of my questions.They cleaned up after themselves and left my home in good condition.I would highly recommend Polar Bear Air Conditioning to anyone in need of air conditioning installation or service. They are a professional and reliable company that provides excellent customer service.
Charles Mobley
Charles Mobley
01:19 01 May 23
Our ac stopped working a few weeks ago and Polar Bear sent Roemaine and Tyrone to diagnose the problem. Roemaine and Tyrone very quickly identified the problem and communicated with me. It turns out the best option was replacing the condensing unit which Paul quoted within a matter of minutes and they had expert installation team (Tony and Jerome) complete late in the afternoon with short notice. I’m very happy with their work!
17:26 22 Feb 23
I have, over the years been trying to find a reliable, professional A/C maintenance and repair company. I have tried a few. That search is now over after using Polar Bear. Billy and Jerry were absolutely a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable and professional from the initial diagnosis to the final repair. I highly recommend this company and the team that came to do work on my AC. Tim.
Gill Gordon
Gill Gordon
01:58 27 Jan 23
Polar Bear technicians are always very polite, friendly and professional in their service. Each of their technicians that we have dealt with have been great and they are always super responsive to getting someone out. Pictured are Antony and Billy who completed our recent service 👍
Zichri M.
Zichri M.
22:27 30 Dec 22
Great work. I received an email and also a call from the dispatcher that the tech would be calling me, and sure enough, the tech (Simon) called shortly after that to let me know he was on his way which was very much appreciated. The customer service from all of the team and updates was spot on, and Simon was very thorough and very knowledgeable. He was also very courteous and professional. I rate Polar Bear as the best company in town. Great work!
Glenroy Miller
Glenroy Miller
03:27 24 Dec 22
Tyrone is very knowledgeable and professional, he gave me a step by step update of what he was doing. He also gave advice on how best to protect not only the unit but my family. My wife and I are totally satisfied with the service.
Kyle Roberts
Kyle Roberts
22:50 23 Dec 22
Polar Bear's service and response was amazing! Nicole who answered my phone call and scheduled me was extremely friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable! The Technician assigned to me was Simon and he was also extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Within a minute of looking at my system he knew what the errors and issues were! He was able to fix one of the two problems that day, and then came scheduled and came the following day to fix the remaining issue. He was perfectly on time and the courtesy call before arrival both times before arriving was a welcome touch as it made sure that I was ready.Will continue using polar bear for all my HVAC needs! 5*
Kayla Shibli
Kayla Shibli
01:09 05 Oct 22
My experience with Polar Bear has been awesome!!!! From the beginning, the office staff were so professional and kind, then receiving my AC quote, the gentleman has been very prompt in his response time—, the kind of employee that puts customer first and has such a nice and an approachable attitude, very patient in answering my questions and providing guidance as required by me- customer focus completely, then as if that wasn’t enough to convince me to move my AC maintenance and installation to Polar Bear; the technicians that attended to my AC installation provided such excellent service— what stood out was how they used a carpet that was placed on my floor to avoid making any mess on my floor and whatever mess they did make, the technician used their broom to remove it. I know this message is long but I really wanted to express my THANK YOU and appreciation for such excellent customer service that I’ve experienced by Polar Bear — you have won me as a customer!! THANK YOU! Keep up the excellent customer service!!! Looking forward to building a relationship with you as a new customer.
Robert L White
Robert L White
11:48 15 Aug 22
Olivia and Demitri very professional , competent and are delightful people! She came by and diagnosed some issues with our AC system . I am reviewing your estimate at this time..I truly enjoyed meeting them. They both real assets to your Company!Rob
Omari Rankine
Omari Rankine
04:58 10 Jul 22
I am very pleased with the service that was provided by Polar Bear. I had an issue where the ac was not working at one of my rental properties after hours on a weekend. Rohan came all the way out to East End at 10pm and worked on the issue to get the system back up and running. He was very thorough and explained the issue in detail, and the measures I needed to take to prevent it from reoccurring. Excellent customer service

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