You’ve heard of “Where’s Waldo?” . . . but what about “Where’s the air conditioning condenser?”
A condenser is the part of your air conditioning system that sits outside. The space around the condenser must be clear of debris to allow air to circulate freely. Too much foliage around the condenser can greatly affect the efficiency and could also cause the condenser to stop working.
Shrubs planted near the condenser don’t only inhibit the air flow but can also shed leaves, twigs and other materials into the unit. Make sure to always plant at least 3 feet away from your air conditioning condenser to help with ventilation.
It’s also important to avoid placing anything on top of the condenser. The unit vibrates and can cause whatever is placed on top of it to fall off or worse, fall into the condenser. Objects on top of the condenser also block the fan.
Chances are, if you can’t see or find your condenser…you really need to cut your shrubbery back and remove anything you may have sitting on top of it!
Here at Verne & Ellsworth Hann, we see this a lot. Taking the time to trim anything that’s overgrown around your A/C condenser can make for avoidable repairs or even a total replacement.
Located in Cleveland Heights, Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing the Heights area and Northeast Ohio for over 63 years. With 5 generations of family experience, Verne & Ellsworth Hann is the ONLY Hann family owned heating, cooling and plumbing company in Cleveland.
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Your installers did a great job. They were timely, very professional, and with quality workmanship.
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The installers, Bill and Matt, were very professional. Everything was done in a timely fashion and just how Bill Hann said it would be. The unit has been working perfectly.
- Nicole C.( Shaker Heights, 2 Furnace & 2 Air Conditioner Installation, November 2018 )
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