Where to Locate Your Central Air Conditioner

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Where should I locate my new central air conditioner?

Where to Locate Your Central Air Conditioner

You are buying a central air conditioner to stay cool. The air conditioner unit also needs to stay cool to function properly.
- Make sure your contractor installs the outside compressor in a shaded area, away from direct sunlight.
- Keep the outdoor unit away from shrubs, so that it can emit "waste" heat. If anything blocks the unit, it cannot dissipate heat effectively, forcing the unit to work harder.
- The outdoor unit makes noise when it runs, so place it away from bedroom windows and away from neighboring homes, where its operating sounds can't be heard.



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