10 Ways to Hide Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit…

There’s nothing very pretty about an outdoor air conditioner unit. The big, bulky, appliance is always an eyesore, especially when it sits smack dab in your flower beds. But, of course, it’s an absolutely necessary eyesore for those long hot summers. Luckily, there are plenty of clever ways to cover an AC unit and add instant curb appeal. Check out some of our favorite ideas for AC unit enclosures…

Shrubbery Wall

Build a wall around your system with shrubs to help hide it. Be sure and keep the shrubbery trimmed. You do not want debris in the unit.

Wooden Enclosure

Using 4 ft. wooden fencing and gate material build a fence around it.

Pallet Fence

Using old pallets build a fence around your air conditioner unit. Paint the fence to add to the yard ambiance.

Picket Fence

Purchase picket fencing from your local building supply store and fence in the unit.

Mosaic Screen

Smashed old plates, cut up old mirrors, add pieces of stained glass, and make a two-sided mosaic screen that picks up the colors of the surrounding plants. Use fence post as the ends and the whole thing is movable in case you have to get at the air conditioner.

Shutter Screen

Get some shutters and paint them the same color as your home’s shutters. Hinge them together to create a mobile screen around the AC unit.

Bamboo Screen

Purchase some bamboo and place it around your AC for a unique look.

Potted Plants

A wall of potted plants adds color and hides the AC unit, without the risk of growth affecting the unit’s effectiveness.

Vertical Garden

Build a vertical garden using planter boxes. Place it in front of the AC unit.

Vines on a Trellis

This makes a beautiful screen in front of the Ac. Just make sure the trellis is far from the unit for safety.

Follow These Rules When Hiding Your Outdoor AC Unit

Hiding your air conditioner is a great way to improve the aesthetics of your yard. But you need to be careful. We want to remind you about two important rules when planning your project to hide an AC unit…

  • Never block airflow around the equipment. You’ll only impede its operation (so it won’t cool your space as well) and it might overheat.
  • Make sure your creative solution allows for access to the equipment when it’s time for HVAC service or repairs.

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