English Tudor GemTraditional Landscape, Chicago

In a narrow sideyard, a flagstone path leads to the backyard. Ornamental grasses screen views of the A/C units.

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Photo of a traditional shade side yard stone landscaping in Chicago for summer. —  Houzz
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anniekendall
Annie Thornton added this to 5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your YardJul 10, 2019

When designing your new house or retrofitting for a new system, remember that a happy air conditioner is one that doesn’t have to work so hard. One way to ensure this is to use energy-efficient methods of home design that can reduce your reliance on air conditioning and keep as much cool air inside your home as possible.Another way to design an efficient system is to make sure that your unit has a cool, shady spot in which to work. Place it on the side of the house with the most protection from the sun, so that it doesn’t heat up too much. This will keep it running more efficiently (which is great for the wallet) and can help avoid noises and malfunctioning associated with overheating.

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tcaruan
Tanya caruana added this to Landscape IdeasJul 21, 2019

Use of grasses to cover generator and A/C

pokoch
pokoch added this to Installations and MaintainanceJul 18, 2019

When designing your new house or retrofitting for a new system, remember that a happy air conditioner is one that doesn’t have to work so hard. One way to ensure this is to use energy-efficient methods of home design that can reduce your reliance on air conditioning and keep as much cool air inside your home as possible. Another way to design an efficient system is to make sure that your unit has a cool, shady spot in which to work. Place it on the side of the house with the most protection from the sun, so that it doesn’t heat up too much. This will keep it running more efficiently (which is great for the wallet) and can help avoid noises and malfunctioning associated with overheating.

justin_tinsley
Justin Tinsley added this to justin_tinsley's ideasJul 18, 2019

Ca I do the y’all grasses in the rocks?

a2momcheers
a2momcheers added this to Hill Street houseJul 17, 2019

grasses would be a good way to hide the A/C

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