10 Easy Steps to Keep Your Air-Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly
Regular cleaning and maintenance will save you money and extend the life of your heat pump or HVAC unit.
Build two frames out of 1x4s. Each is 44" tall and 42" wide.
Use a pneumatic staple gun to attach 1' x 3' cedar planks to the frame to make the screen (Image 1). We chose cedar for its weather resistance. Drill pilot holes for the wrought-iron hinges, which will join the frames. The hinges will allow the homeowner to easily fold up and remove the screen when the A/C unit needs to be serviced. We chose wrought iron because it matches the style of the house. Attach the wrought-iron hinges with screws (Image 2). Attach the cane bolts with the mounting bracket and screws that are supplied with the bolts (Image 3). Cane bolts are often used to secure gates.
Place screen in front of AC unit and secure bolts in ground.
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