How much clearance should I leave around my central air conditioning unit?

In order for your central air conditioning unit to operate efficiently, it needs to have the proper amount of space to do its job. In other words, back off! Just kidding, but seriously.

In order for your AC unit to effectively transfer air, it needs at least 12 inches of space around it. That means trees, bushes and plants all need to be trimmed back to give your AC unit at least that much space.

Without the proper amount of clearance, your air conditioner will not be able to run as efficiently, which can shorten the life of your unit, costing you money.

You don’t like it when someone invades your personal space, and neither does your central air conditioner! So take some time this week to make sure you have at least 12 inches of clear space around it. Your air conditioner and your wallet will thank you!

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One Response to How much clearance should I leave around my central air conditioning unit?

  1. Julie Nelson says:

    Another way to ensure your AC unit is working to its full potential is to clean the coils from dirt and debris so that there is no further blockage. To do this, simply turn off the AC breaker, remove the covering and brush the coils lightly for less obstruction to the ventilation.

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