A minimum of 18" clearance around condenser of any shrubs, plants or flowers is required by the manufacturer for proper operation. Condenser has to work twice as hard to provide cooling. Your service technician also has to access the condenser service ports, electrical panel. They will not be able to service that unit properly if access is restrictive or inhibited by shrubs, plants ect. VERY important if it does appear you have poison ivy, sumac, or poison oak around your condenser, your service technician will not be able to service your condenser. I have unfortunately experienced this myself.
When installing a new furnace or air conditioner it is very important that you have enough air flow returning back to the furnace. If return ductwork is undersized you will have poor airflow to the farthest rooms. Another sign of undersized ductwork is that you will hear a "banging" noise when blower shuts off on the furnace.
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Make sure that your HVAC unit is at its highest efficiency and operating safely by scheduling us to service and inspect your furnace on an annual basis.
The combustion of fossil fuels leads to the production of carbon Monoxide. If these gasses are not properly vented or if there is a failure in the parts that keep these gasses separate from the air that circulates throughout your home, there can be health risks to your family. Even a pin sized leak can cause serious issues. That is why it is highly recommended that you have your furnace or HVAC system serviced annually to check for the fatal poisonous gas.
Example of a cracked heat exchanger that could be leaking deadly gasses into the home.