3 Creative Ways to Hide Your Exterior AC Unit

If you’re like most Florida homeowners, you probably hate having your unsightly exterior AC unit sticking out like a sore thumb. Coming up with a creative solution to hide your exterior AC unit can boost your home’s curb appeal and make you feel better about the way your home looks. Here are a few suggestions.

Create a Wooden Cover

Mesh air conditioner covers are all right, but they don’t have the refined look of a beautiful wood cover. Instead of splurging on a costly lattice cover, make your own using wooden pallets or cedar planks. Simply create a box or fence-like structure that hides the exterior air conditioner and bookend it with a few potted plants for good measure. You’ll be the envy of the entire neighborhood!

Use Picket Fencing

Another easy solution is to use picket fencing to create a box-like structure around the exterior AC. You might even have some extra picket fence lying around, which makes this project the perfect way to use up any leftovers or old fencing. Keep the fence natural or paint it depending on your preferences. Either way, you’ll have a beautiful DIY cover that enhances your home rather than detracts from it.

Grow a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are all the rage in a world where edibles are being cultivated in small spaces. You can take advantage of this trend by installing a vertical garden around your exterior AC unit, allowing you to beautify your unit with vegetables and flowers. There are many different ways you can grow a vertical garden, but some of the most common involve wood trellises, stacked crates, recycling fencing, and wooden pallets. Assess your exterior AC unit to see which option would work best for your particular layout.

No matter what, make sure your exterior AC unit is protected from debris. If you notice a problem, contact AC Southeast to schedule an HVAC appointment with a qualified contractor who can address any issues in no time.