Every summer, air conditioners are installed in houses and offices. There might be a proper installation rendering good user experience and there might be a bad installation rendering bad user experience. When the reason behind the dissatisfaction or bad user experience is reviewed, it’s found that the wrong installation or failure to adhere to the right guidelines for the ideal Air Conditioner installation, is the main reason for the under performance of the unit. Hence, when you have bought the Air Conditioner, looking for a service to install this, you must learn first the actual prerequisites to install an Air Conditioner. This will prepare you for the best installation and later will ensure that you get the best performance from your Air Conditioner.
#1. Which wall will hold your Air Conditioner?
The location of the Air Conditioner and the wall holding it has to be decided with speculations. The wall must be thick and strong enough to hold the Air Conditioner. In addition, there must be a gap of at least 15cms between the body of the unit and the wall at either sides and the top and bottom. This gap will allow the good air circulation.
#2. Height of the Air Conditioner from the floor
Sometimes, the cooling of the Air Conditioner unit can be compromised because of a low level of the unit in the room. You must allow 7 to 8 feet of gap between the Air Conditioner and the floor. If this much of height is not given to the Air Conditioner, the room may not be enough cooling.
#3. Angle for Drain Pipe Water Circulation
The drain pipe will circulate the condensed water better when the angle of the unit is right. There should be a slight tilt in the suspension of the split Air Conditioner unit from the wall. This will ensure that condensed water gets the space needed to flow uninterruptedly through the drain pipe. A learned installer knows this. Hence, will take care of it. However, in case, you want to be doubly sure, always cross check with this technical requirement when the installer is preparing to mount the bracket for the machine.
#4. Outdoor Unit Placement
Check two things carefully when installing the outdoor unit. The unit must not be exposed to direct sunlight. There should be shade above the unit. So that, it is protected from the natural elements. In addition, enough space should be present around the sides of the unit, so that, the dissipated heat gets space to move out.
#5. Flat Surface for The Outdoor Unit
When the outdoor unit is installed, make sure it sits on an absolutely flat and stable surface. This is important to minimize vibrations from the running of the AC. The important parts of the machine like the condenser, fan motor and the compressor are inside the outdoor unit. Therefore, the outdoor unit should be located carefully to protect these parts, and minimize the risk of coolant leakage, damage of important parts, and copper pipe breakage. In addition, the noise from running the unit can be disturbing for you and neighbors if the outdoor unit is not stably seated on an even surface.
#6. Distance Between the Indoor and Outdoor Units
This distance between the units of the split air conditioner should be as little as possible. That’s because the lower the distance, the lower would be the heat absorption from the atmosphere, as the coolant runs between the two units through the copper pipes.
When an AC is installed based on these prerequisites then you get the best service and optimum cooling. That is why it’s important to keep a check that your Air Conditioner installer technician is doing the right job while fulfilling these parameters.
June 9, 2017