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What are the Recommendations for Planting Around Your Outdoor AC Unit?

Amherst, NH Homeowner Seeks Advice

Adding some landscaping around your home’s outdoor AC unit can make the entire area much more attractive. It is important to keep in mind that you need to leave a clearance of two to three feet around the unit on all sides. To minimize the amount of debris clean-up around the unit, choose plants that do not lose their leaves as the weather cools.

A homeowner in Amherst was looking for some spring landscaping tips. In particular, he wanted to make the area around his outdoor AC unit more appealing.

Give the Proper Clearance Around the AC Unit

Planting too close to the AC unit can restrict the airflow around the coils, making it difficult for the unit to operate at full efficiency. It is also important to keep in mind that a technician may need to access the outdoor unit for repairs or regular maintenance. Keep any plant at least two to three feet clear from the outdoor unit. If you are planting trees, make sure these are trimmed regularly, and give a minimum of five feet of clearance.

Planting Around the AC Unit Can Be Beneficial

Adding plants, small tree or shrubs close to the outdoor AC unit can actually improve the efficiency of your home’s air conditioning. The shade that these plants can offer will keep the unit cooler, being out of the sun. This means it doesn’t have to work as hard to cool the home.

Whatever landscaping option you choose for the outdoor AC unit, it is important to remember to keep the area clear of fallen leaves and debris. This accumulation of debris can impede the system’s efficiency and its ability to cool the home.

The homeowner in Amherst was pleased to hear about the many options for planting in this area of his yard. He looks forward to diving in with this project as the weather continues to warm.


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We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

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Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

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Jill C.

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