By: Patricia Cermignano

May’s Tech Tip of the Month is on Outdoor Condensing Unit Gardening tips. While the weather so far in May has been rainy and gray, everyone has gardening on the mind as we quickly approach the official kick-off to summer- Memorial Day Weekend. Believe it or not, there are many dos and don’ts when it comes to gardening around your outdoor condensing unit. Our technicians have compiled a list of gardening guidelines to help you maintain your outdoor condensing unit this season.

  • Keep all decorative plants, flowers and shrubbery at least 12”-18” from your outdoor condensing unit.
  • When mowing your lawn, point the mower away from your outdoor condensing unit to avoid grass and debris from getting into the coil.
  • Remember to remove leaves, pollen, twigs and other debris from the tops and sides of your outdoor condensing unit every few days.
  • Do not plant any prickly bushes or shrubbery around your outdoor condensing unit, as technicians have a difficult time maneuvering around these plants to service units.
  • At the end of the air conditioning season, be sure to cover your outdoor condensing unit to protect it from any damage that could be incurred as a result of inclement winter weather.

If you follow these five tips, not only will this help our technicians when they come out to service your outdoor condensing unit, but it will help keep your unit safe and running more efficiently all season.

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