Look out for weeds around your A/C
I hate doing yard labor more than any other chore at home. I’ll sweep and vacuum the home more than 2 times over if I could just not work on our yard. I’ll even cook a sizable meal for our extended family if it means that I could simply stop going out and mowing the yard twice a week, or raking leaves every day until the trees are completely bare. I swear that I can rake our entire yard free of leaves more than 2 times a month and it still won’t be enough to clear our lawn of leaves. Then there’s also the struggle of bagging the large pile of leaves and dragging them out to the curb. I usually create a large mountain of leaf bags right at the roadside by the driveway. After the lawn is somewhat cleared, this gives me a good chance to mow if it needs it, or to remove weeds that are growing all around our house. They always begin to climb onto our front porch, as well as the base of the a/c condenser unit. The condenser device has a pretty sizable fan in it to cool the compressor inside, so you can imagine what could happen if you allowed weeds to grow unfettered all around it. I think that they would eventually grow through the gaps at the base of the condenser, and could theoretically tangle the fan up while it isn’t running. If you leave your condenser for a few weeks while not running it, you could turn it on some day and find that the fan is making odd noises. But by keeping the weeds pulled around your condenser unit, you can avoid running into a problem with weeds.
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