The air conditioning condensing unit that sits outside works hard. If this unit is sitting in direct sunlight, it’s working even harder, so give it a break. Plant some trees or shrubs nearby to give it some shade. You’ll want to choose something that won’t drop pods or seeds on the unit.
Be careful how close these are planted to the condenser so that our technician can still have easy access when servicing the unit. The condensing unit also disposes of hot air and you don’t want the plants damaged. In the ideal scenario, your house will also benefit from the additional shade the landscaping will provide.