I have a rental townhouse where I need to install A/C. First let me say
that the AC unit MUST go under the deck. All of the housing units with
A/C, except one, have it under the deck. It will be a side-discharge
unit, i.e. <http://www.bryant.com/images/products/by_hd_achp-5-lg.png
or the same unit with the Carrier brand or
Some owners have put in standard vertical discharge units but they don't
work well because the discharge blows straight up onto the underside of
the deck and even with venting under the deck the air-flow is constricted.
I need to vent the existing siding covering the deck to maximize air
flow, in and out, without making it look too terrible and was looking
Here's a jpg of what the deck looks like:
Some of the owners just cut a big rectangular hole and covered it with
chicken wire, but eventually they will be forced to replace their covers
because they look terrible and did it without permission.
I was thinking of something like this
Whatever I do, will eventually be done to all 12 decks.