Obstructed Air Flow Around Air Conditioning Unit

The outside Air Conditioning Unit to your home should have good air flow around it.  One job as a Cincinnati home inspector is to evaluate whether the unit has this, as this is very important to allow the unit to operate at peak efficiency.  In this photo you can see that weeds and vegetation have overgrown the unit and it has little to no airflow.  Maintain at least a 6 inch clearance around all sides of the AC unit, and several feet above it to allow heat to blow off the coils.

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