Heat Pump Beneath Deck
In ten days my new Carrier Heat Pump and oil furnace is to be installed. The outside unit is going to have to be moved from the old unit's location.
Our first choice for location is just under a large deck with a screened in porch. Carrier's Installation Manual specifies various amounts of clearance on all four sides and specifies 48" clearance above the unit. There is 58" of vertical clearance available.
We never use that porch during the heat of summer, and only rarely use the porch in the spring and fall.
Our contractor points out that there will be noise heard on the porch and also (extra) heat on the porch during the cooling season.
The unit will be beneath the outer perimeter of the deck, just underneath. We prefer this location because it will require no re-landscaping, it will be out of sight, and the unit will be protected from snow accumulation.
Does anyone see a problem with this approach?