After you buy an air conditioner, in general we will ask for experts such as the Kenosha Wi HVAC or technicians from where we buy the unit to install it. Of course, this does not hurt, just before we submit all the AC installation work to others, there are some things we need to pay attention to, such as its location, the source of electricity, the drain and so forth. Here are some things that you need to know before installing an AC. Given that most consumers prefer split air conditioners, the following tips are intended for the installation of the unit but some suggestions are also useful for other types of air conditioners.
Determine the location of AC installation
Considering split air conditioners consist of two parts: indoor and outdoor units, we must really consider the right place to install each part of the air conditioner. For indoor units it’s a good idea to follow the following suggestions:
- It is recommended to install the AC indoor unit with its back to the door so that the cold air it produces does not come out quickly when the door is open.
- Do not install the indoor unit above on an electronic device such as a TV or computer and avoid placing it on the sleeping area. This is to prevent difficulties if need to make repairs and also avoid damaging these items from AC water slides even if there is a leak.
- Make sure the indoor unit is at a height of at least 2.5 meters from the floor. This is to avoid the unit being achieved by the ignorant hands of children. But also remember that the unit should not be too attached to the ceiling so that the circulation of air coming out of the indoor unit is smoother and does not hamper the quality of the air that comes out. Give a minimum distance of 15cm from the ceiling.
- Determining where to install the air conditioner must necessarily follow the aesthetics of the space. Do not damage the appearance of the room that you have arranged, but you must also consider the strength of the wall where the air conditioner will be installed. The most appropriate air conditioner is to choose a strong wall so that the risk of falling indoor units is smaller.
- Also, choose a location that makes it easy to install pipes and cables leading to the outdoor unit to avoid too much indentation in the AC pipe.
Installing outdoor units
- Make sure the outdoor unit is not mounted upside down, the fan must face forward (not facing the wall) as this can hamper the unit’s performance and cause the compressor oil to flow into the cooling circuit and damage the air conditioner.
- Choose an outdoor installation location that is open, dry and free of a lot of dirt that can get caught in the exhaust fan blades. Remember also that the outdoor unit is quite noisy and exhales hot air so don’t disturb other people around you.
- Also, make sure the distance between the indoor and outdoor units is not too far away to make it easier for you or the technician if you need to perform maintenance on both units.
- Avoid installing the outdoor unit too close to the window because it will produce a quite annoying buzzing sound.