When to Have the Air Conditioning Unit Placed on the Roof

Heavy construction equipment of all types can have a variety of uses. Click to learn more about construction equipment and processes.

When to Have the Air Conditioning Unit Placed on the Roof

18 May 2020
 Categories: , Blog

If you are getting a central air conditioner, then it may be best for the unit to be placed on the roof. Here are some of the things you should consider before deciding whether it would be best for the unit to be installed on the roof instead of on the side of the house:

1. What is normal for your area

A look around the neighborhood will let you know what is normal for the area. In some areas, it is more common for the unit to be installed along the side of the house. In other areas, it is more common for it to be put on the roof. In most cases, it is a good idea to go with what appears to be the status quo. If your area seems to be split with about an equal amount of units on the sides of houses and on the roofs, then you'll want let the next few considerations help you reach a final decision. 

2. How much room is available around the house

Some homes are on large lots where space around the home's exterior is not an issue. However, there are other homes that offer extremely limited space around the exterior of the home. If this is the case in your situation, then installing the unit on the roof means you can have the air conditioning where it'll free up some of your precious space. 

3. How much foliage you have around the exterior of the home

Something you need to think about when it comes to the housing unit is ensuring that the unit's vents aren't blocked so they can allow air to come inside. When you have a lot of foliage around all the sides of your home, this poses potential problems because it means a lot of debris can get inside of the AC unit where it can cause a lot of problems in the motor. For example, little twigs can end up causing problems for the fan or for the belts. Also, a lot of dust can be blown right off the leaves into the housing unit.

When you decide to have the air conditioning unit installed on the roof, the installation will likely require the use of a crane that will be used for the lifting of the large unit, so it can be placed on the roof. Contact air conditioner cran lifting services to take care of this for you. 

About Me
Understanding Construction Equipment

Contractors everywhere rely heavily on heavy construction equipment, but few individuals realize just how many things some of these incredible pieces of equipment can actually do for you. I wanted to make a blog filled with great information about heavy construction equipment so that people everywhere can learn more about these exciting pieces of machinery. Check out this blog for loads of free information that might come in handy for you, especially when you are leveling a field, excavating a job site, or simply showing off that new tractor to a few of your friends. Read this blog; your tractor would thank you for it.