The outside condenser unit of your air conditioner serves an essential purpose. An air conditioner does not necessarily “create” cool air. Rather, since cooling is not an energy that can be created, it must remove heat from a space first and foremost. Refrigerant is a chemical blend that can absorb heat from the air inside of your home, but it needs somewhere to release that heat.
That’s why the space around your outdoor unit, the condenser unit, is always so warm. It’s where heat dissipates into the air from the refrigerant circulating throughout the system. This part of the system also contains the compressor, the hardest-working component of your air conditioner.