This unit was replaced in a tiny efficiency apartment and the utility closet sits next to the fridge. The closet HAD a door on it before that tempered the sound of the unit somewhat, and also looked nicer than a big ugly unit sitting 3 inches further into the room.
My landlord has informed me that this is just the way it is. I'm a more than a little concerned about whether or not this is safe. Shouldn't a door be on it?