To install split AC is essential and a crucial job to do. If the installation is done well and accurately, your air conditioner optimum will automatically give optimum cooling. However, if the installation is not one well, you are most likely to miss the best cooling effect you desire. In case the ac installation is poorly done, there is a possibility of having frequent maintenance due to problems.
If you need to save money, and avoid breakage all the time, it’s wise to consider choosing a professional to carry out installation of the AC split for you. Never leave the noble task of installation to a learner, always summon a reliable technician to carry out the installation work. To become a professional technician, you will need to do a lot practical work in AC split installation.
Poor split AC installation can lead to serious problems like, gas leakage, some serious precautions and several factors need to be put into consideration before you carry out AC split installation. As the name states the indoor unit is installed inside the room while the outdoor unit is installed outside the room. To get maximum cooling effect, the indoor AC split is placed just above the bed. In case you don’t need chilled air, you can just change the direction of the louvers. The height should be above 10ft above from the floor for efficient cooling.
Split AC installation
The indoor unit should be placed in a more convenient and accessible place to enable you change the filters when you need to.
The outdoor unit can be placed in an open area where the air flows freely. There should be nothing near to block the air flow to the condenser and the compressor.
Before installations of split air conditioner, one needs to consider several factors. Below are highlighted several factors one need to consider before split AC installation.
Installation tips for the outdoor unit of the AC
Ensure that the surface where you want to install the outdoor unit is rigid to avoid any vibration. In case there will be vibration, it will cause a lot of noise that might even lead to the breakage of the copper tubing, this may cause and lead to the leakage of refrigerant. Always ensure that the outdoor unit is kept at a higher height than that of the indoor AC split unit. If the outdoor unit is placed at a height that is the height of the indoor unit, then that means the compressor power is most likely to be used to pull up the gravity which may reduce the good performance of the compressor. The outdoor unit is usually quiet. Their internal components are well protected and are always kept safe from all climatic conditions.
Strength of wall to hold the AC
The indoor unit of split AC requires a very strong wall to be able to hold the weight of the unit. So it’s very important to access the strength of your wall before installation done.
Proper spacing between wall and the AC unit.
Theindoor AC requires enough space of at least 15 cm of an open space surrounding its top and sides. The space helps giving the AC proper air flow it requires.
Suitable installation height from the ground
The AC installation requires a certain height. That’s why one requires considering a specific height before installation. Mount the indoor unit of split AC at a specific height of 7-8 feet above the ground. This will help in providing adequate cooling inside the room.
Tilt the indoor AC unit in the correct angle
The mounting of AC unit requires the use of an aluminum bracket. Always ensure that before you fix the bracket on the wall, you have given it an appropriate tilt angle. This will enable the AC when fitted on to have a slight angle. This will enable unlimited flow of the condensed water from the drain pipe.
Correct location of the outdoor unit.
To enable and facilitate proper cooling, ensure that the indoor unit and the outdoor unit are well mounted on the wall. This should be done away from the direct sunlight and water. This should always be done in an open space so that the condenser can work properly since there will be no heat interferences debauched from the condenser.
Proper placement/position of the outdoor unit.
It’s always good to consider this very vital of how and where you place your split AC unit. It should always be placed on a flat and rigid surface. The unit has very sensitive and delicate components like the compressor, condenser and fan motor among others. Placing the unit in a place that’s not flat will lead to excessive vibration. This may lead or cause the breakage of copper pipes and the coolant leakage. It can also lead to compressor and condenser damage. Beside all this, the unit can produce a lot of noise which can be so disturbing to you and your neighbors too.
Right distance between indoor and outdoor unit
The distance between the indoor and the outdoor unit matters a lot. This helps the unit in cooling. During low temperatures, the coolant flows inside the copper tubes between indoor and the outdoor units of the split AC. When the refrigerant flows between the units, you are likely to experience and have some loss of the cooling effect.
To enable you reduce the loss, you will be required to always keep and maintain the minimum distance between the indoor unit of split AC and the outdoor unit of split AC. The maximum distance one can keep or allowed to have is about 15 meters. If this is observed then you are assured of the efficacy.
Always remember to put into consideration the above discussed factors before AC split installation. Above all get a qualified technician to fix the AC for you since by doing so, these will save you from many other problems which might be caused by poor installation.