We had a completely new AC system installed this past September. We have a 2-zone system with 1 air handler in the basement and another in the attic with 2 outside condenser units on the side of the house (we have hotwater baseboard heating). According to our long-time AC company, the new system was necessary b/c our former 15-yr old AC unit had a leak in the system among other things. So replaced both air handlers and both outdoor units.
After a hot day this week, the upstairs unit was not blowing cool air so I called the AC company. The guy just left and apparently the system (STILL) has a leak. They have proposed to run new lines from the outside units up the side of our brick home through the soffet and to the upstairs unit rather than bust thru walls in our house.
My question is whether there is any way to accomplish this w/ better aesthetics? Thinking a run straight up the side would look ugly to be frank, I plan to ask them run the lines next to the downspouts and then up into the soffet so that we don't have that line so conspicuous up the side of our red brick home. The color will be the same as the downspout they say.
Another question, I formulated after searching on here is whether exterior lines are going to fail or be less efficient in any way?