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.
- Stephanie, E.( Aurora, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, September 2018 )
We have used Verne & Ellsworth Hann for over 20 years. They have been consistently professional, courteous and efficient. The city inspectors in our area are sticklers for perfection, Verne & Ellsworth Hann passes with flying colors each and every inspection. Most importantly I trust their work and their staff.
- Lisa M.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, August 2018 )
We have been very happy with Verne & Ellsworth Hann! The installers were professional and efficient. I would use the company again! We already told our neighbors and they used Verne & Ellsworth Hann for a tune-up!
- Ramona C.( Cleveland, Heating & Cooling Service, September 2018 )
They were excellent. When we moved here, my husband was sick and could not be home with all the noise. We stayed with our son out of town. They were great. We’ve used them since then. When we came back everything was in place and clean. They cover everything.
- Susan M.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, August 2018 )
Boiler team was great! Excellent installation, courteous, clean and communicated effectively throughout project. Second large project with Verne & Ellsworth Hann, I would recommend them to anyone. People are great, service is great, no issues whatsoever.
- Eileen L.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, August 2018 )
The installers were courteous and answered any questions. Thanks!