Wind, that blow away empty cement bags and plastic foam.What do you consider "strong winds"?
Even when wind blow into fan?The unit will be happy to get strong winds, it helps it cool down the coils
Face the arrow on top of the ac away from the house. (fan side)
To don't want to have it blowing towards the house or any other blockages. If it's at ground level, there isn't much worry unless it's an open field.You need to face it so the fan blows in the same direction as the wind, not opposite. Wind coming out from the front grate. This way will help with cooling.
Fig 4.2 from manual shows that.
If the wind is really strong might damage the unit, so the 90 rotate positions might work better, like shown in manual.
For wind blowing through the coil, too much can be a bad thing. These units normally operate with a “target” pressure, and ramp the outdoor fan accordingly.Make the wind work in your favor. Simply turn it around (leaving good clearance for access and maintenance between the house and unit) and let the prevailing "strong" wind assist the internal fan rather than blow against it.
Or in our case, any wind when cooling is needed when it's cold.For wind blowing through the coil, too much can be a bad thing. These units normally operate with a “target” pressure, and ramp the outdoor fan accordingly.
Wind baffles are a popular OEM accessory for places like airports and wide open rooftops where constant wind can be problematic to the units operation.
Actually dealing with that at a high rise with VRF equipment. During windy days when it’s cold, you can watch the fan speed go to 0 and the head pressure drop during high sustained winds in cooling mode.Or in our case, any wind when cooling is needed when it's cold.