Asked on May 18, 2017

My central air unit is exposed to direct sun light all day...

Jay6409855Mary KathrynPeaches RhodesJoanna


My central air unit is exposed to direct sun light all day. Is there anything I could plant or build to shade my until in any way? Or will that even prevent my unit from working so hard?
Thank you!
3 answers
  • Joanna
    on May 18, 2017

    I wouldn't plant anything too close as it may interfere with the vents. You can build a simple wooden structure --even using wood pallets to help shield it from the sun. Be careful --as there is a possibility that "critters" may nest in this new protected area.
  • Mary KathrynPeaches Rhodes
    on May 18, 2017

    I get the feeling you think this will improve the efficiency of the air conditioning system, but all of the cooling action happens at the condenser coil located at fan/duct/furnace module of your central air system. I don't think shading the compressor will improve your air conditioner efficiency. But I don't think it would hurt to have a roof over it, especially to keep rain off of the compressor. It would probably last a bit longer being protected from the elements.
  • Jay6409855
    on May 18, 2017

    Thank you
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