Should An AC Unit Be Located Near A Window?

When I lived in Las Vegas there was an air conditioning unit located just outside my window and I always thought that was a weird thing to have happen. So, should an HVAC unit be located right outside a window or should it be tucked away on the roof or in the corner of the yard somewhere where noise isn’t a factor?

I asked my local Las Vegas ac repair company this same question and I was surprised by the answer. It seems that many people enjoy the ambient noise that comes off these units so many like having them located near their bedroom. Live and learn I guess, but I don’t remember thinking anything about the noise one way or the other.

air conditioner

The main reason I thought that the air conditioner should be hidden was because of the aesthetics of having an ugly piece of machinery uncovered in the yard, but that was just the interior designer in me. I like having things like that tucked away, or covered with some decorative structure and the unit outside my home in Vegas was an eyesore to say the least. It looked like we lived in a double-wide complex and that was not the image I wanted to convey about my home.

hidden air conditioner

So you can see by the picture above that there are great ways to go about hiding an air conditioner that is located outside a living structure and I doubt that they cost all that much money to construct, or have constructed by a friend or local business…

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