I'm replacing my 30 year old Rheem AC with a Carrier Heat Pump system, replacing pretty much everything. While I'm at it, I'm thinking of moving the outdoor unit to another part of the yard. The heat pump is the 14 SEER Puron variety, with a variable speed air handler inside.
Currently, the AC unit sits on the east side of the house, partially shaded by trees and under a small overhang from the upper floor.
I'm thinking of placing the heat pump around the corner, to the north side of the house, mostly because it is more out of the way over there. It would be completely exposed on that side.
If I do that, on the inside of the house, the copper tubing will need to run next to the ductwork for about 40 feet before it goes outside.
What do you think about this? Good idea or bad?