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Placement of air conditioner condenser unit : roof or ground?

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Hi,
I recently purchased an Eichler in San Mateo.  I have to do a lot of work to it -- electrical, plumbing, foam roofing.  And, I'm planning on putting in an air conditioner.  Ducting already exists.  I've seen AC condenser units on roofs, but I know traditionally they are installed on the ground.  Are there any downsides to placing the AC condenser on the roof?  I know it will be harder to know whether there is an issue with it because I won't be able to see it readily.  

I have a sloped roof in the front of the house and a flat roof in the back (where the bedrooms and bathrooms are).  I was thinking of placing the unit on the flat roof part of the house , above the bathrooms which are adjacent to each other.  

 

Any feedback on your experience would be helpful.

 

Thanks.