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How to Hide Your AC Unit Outside

One of the most overlooked features of any home is the AC unit. Known as the staple of the cold air throughout the summer, the “hub” of a central air conditioning unit isn’t always the prettiest sight to see. If you’re looking for a way to disguise your AC, then we have some incredible ideas to share with you:

Plastic Garden Fencing

If you’re looking to create a covering on a budget, then a plastic fence will be the way to go! Known as a staple of most home improvement stores, you can pick up this essential covering (usually used to divide a lawn and flower bed) in pieces and put it into the ground effortlessly!

Of course, if your trusty AC repairman needs to access your unit, it won’t be a problem since you’ll be able to remove the pieces with ease.

This is one of the best and cheapest ways to cover your unit within minutes!

Wooden Lattice

Another great way to cover your central air unit is to acquire some lattice. Accessible at any gardening store, lattice will be a great way to hide that unit with some rustic charm. Of course, you don’t want any vine-based flowers growing on it, because that could be a potential safety hazard.

To start, you’ll want to measure the unit. Note: you should keep the size around the unit generous since you’ll want to be able to access it when needed.

From there, visit your local garden store, pick up the pre-cut lattice that you’ll need. Once you arrive home, you can piece together the box with some nails — and then you’re good to go!

Upcycled Fencing

Looking for some unique, rustic charm for your backyard? Look no further than some upcycled fencing! Know to be quite cheap (or free) when found, this will be the best way to add some character to that large AC unit!

Just like the wooden lattice project, you’ll want to measure the dimensions of the unit and leave some “wiggle” room in case it needs to be accessed.

Once you have your measurements, you can then piece together the free-standing fence with some nails and then you’ll have the mini-rustic fence of your dreams, right before your eyes!

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.