Intuition and common sense says that the condensing unit
should be in the shade. That said, someone posted a link to
this list. A study had been made where they set up two
identical houses, and put one on the sun side, other on the
shade side. They found not much difference in performace, or
If it's not much difference in labor, etc, I'd put the
outdoor unit in the shade. If nothing else, the repair guy
who services it will appreciate it.
Christopher A. Young
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