One of the advantages to contemporary split-system air conditioning units is that they offer a degree of flexibility when it comes to installing them in discrete ways. It is therefore disappointing when they appear to have been installed with no regard whatsoever for aesthetics. Instead, as per the example in the image above, they are installed in the easiest location for a lazy air conditioning technician. Why else would anyone mount the white plastic internal unit on a feature 1960s slate wall, adjacent to a fabulous copper chimney and timber screen? I find it obscene.