Should I build a roof to shade my air conditioner?
July 26, 2010 10:38 AM Subscribe
Should I build something to shade my rooftop air conditioner?
posted by musofire to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our apartment has a split-system air conditioner compressor on the roof. It occurs to me that the compressor is sitting out in direct sun. Would it be a good idea to put a little roof over it so it was sitting in the shade? Assuming said roof had decent clearance over the compressor for air circulation?
(And on a related note: Mexican cowboys are famous for their sombreros, big straw hats that keep them out of the sun. Why don't other desert people like the Bedouin or the Sudanese wear big hats as portable shade?