When it comes to air conditioning, the location of the outdoor unit is just as important as the indoor unit. The air around the air conditioner unit, which is cooled and pumped into your home, is also hotter and allows the AC to work even harder.
The north or east side of the houseis the ideal spot for an air conditioner, preferably in a shaded area. It's convenient to place the outdoor units on the sides of the house, and depending on the structure of your home, you can keep them out of sight.
Mounting them on supports can also help save space.
To ensure optimal performance, it's best to leave a clearance of 2 to 3 feet on all sides of the condenser. Installing the AC too close to your home will prevent adequate airflow and cause functionality problems. The cooling system will have to work harder, leading to higher energy bills.
Inadequate clearance can also be dangerous for both the system and your home.