Call a professional contractor for installation questions
A/C units may be installed on the ground or roof. Checking local codes, building structure, fire codes can help determine what is possible for your home or business. Most residential a/c units are installed on the ground outside the home, however in El Paso and Las Cruces it is very common to see air conditioners on the roof. I recommend calling a professional contractor who is licensed and insured to give expert advice on what will work best. Sometimes a/c units work more efficient of the roof and sometimes a ground location is best. Every situation is different. Important thing to consider are: Is my unit going to be to inaccessible for maintenance and service? Will my a/c operate efficiently? Will my a/c unit location cause a nuisance to my neighbors? Will my a/c unit block access to fire department in case of emergency? Will my a/c unit cause damage or too much vibration on the roof? As you can see, these are just a few questions to be answered by a licensed HVAC contractor so always call an expert for advice and remember to write down your questions and answers.