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How to Hide Your Air Conditioner With a Privacy Screen

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how to hide your air con with a privacy screen

During the long, hot summers, your air conditioner is an indisputable ally when it comes to staying cool indoors. 

But that doesn’t mean you want your air conditioner to impact the look of your home. Unfortunately, these bulky units can do just that. They can disrupt your garden, block the flowerbeds, and interrupt the flow of your outdoor space. 

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to permanently hide your unsightly air conditioner.

Introducing: A privacy screen

A privacy screen is a style of fence made from 50mm x 10mm or 75mm x 16mm aluminium slats and louvres. 

Primarily used to split the divide between neighbours, a privacy screen offers a combination of airflow, sunlight, and privacy all in one. This is due to the presence of individual slats, which can be adjusted to provide as little or as much of a gap between each slat as you desire. As a result, you can keep prying eyes away from your yard, yet still enjoy the gentle breeze and admire your surroundings.

On top of this, the angle of the louvres can be adjusted to suit your individual needs.

Of course, we’re not here to discuss privacy screens as a fencing solution. You want to keep your unsightly air conditioner, well, out of sight! Fortunately, privacy screens can be tailor made to do just that.

How privacy screens can hide your air conditioner

Privacy screens can be built around your air conditioner to shield the unit from view. It can be installed as a simple box configuration, or the panels can be custom made to confirm to a slightly different layout. 

Either way, the shielding effect will be the same.

But, that’s not all. You can even decorate the privacy screen! Place a few flowerbeds around the screen. Lay down some soil and plant a few plants in there. Or hang a mesh screen on the wall and use that to create a vertical garden. The possibilities are near-endless!

However, there are some caveats. Before you install a privacy screen around your air conditioner, there are a few things to remember:

  • Firstly, it’s important that you do not block the airflow of your air conditioner. If the privacy screen is installed too close to the unit, this may restrict airflow and affect the performance of the unit.
  • Secondly, the air conditioner must still be accessible. This will ensure a technician can easily access the unit when the time comes for maintenance, or an emergency repair job.

Benefits of professional installation

By far, the easiest way to have your privacy screen set up properly, is to have an experienced tradesperson install it for you.

For starters, you will save time and hassle. You won’t have to visit the local hardware store, purchase the materials, and perform the installation yourself. Also, you will be backed by a workmanship guarantee, which’ll ensure that your privacy screen is installed correctly and built to last. On top of this, you will have peace of mind knowing that your privacy screen meets all relevant local council standards.

Best of all? You will be given helpful maintenance tips to ensure that your privacy screen stays in tip-top shape for many years to come.

Dunn & Farrugia have highly skilled contractors who specialise in the design, supply, and installation of privacy screens. Our expert team will provide you with a privacy screen that makes your home look great, and keeps your air conditioner functional and easy to access.

To request a FREE quote on privacy screens, call (02) 4731 6974 or fill out the online form.

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