With the climate crisis significantly impacting the temperature and the humidity of everyday weather, it has almost become necessary to have an air conditioner indoors. Be it your home or your office; it can help you cope with the caprices of the weather outside.
While most people jump and buy air conditioners, problems arise regarding the installation process. There are some very significant factors to consider and technical nuances to take care of if it is to be made sure that the air conditioner does its best job while operating for an optimal period.
That’s why the job is done by experienced professionals only. However, as a consumer, there are certain points you too might want to note if you’re going to ensure maximum benefit from your investment.
The first and most pragmatic thing to do is decide where to place the indoor and the outdoor units of the split air conditioner. Technicians primarily recommend a solid wall to cope with the vibration. Determining a location for the indoor unit so that the cooling is even is essential.
The warm air from the outdoor unit needs to be dispensed in the open air. Space needs to be provided accordingly. Most importantly, however, for the sake of aesthetics, you need to make sure the air conditioner is installed in a spot where it does not look odd.
Locate the Indoor Unit
There are some specific requirements for the indoor unit to function correctly. It needs 10-15 centimeters of open space around it to gather the necessary airflow to keep the cooling system running. Without it, the air conditioner will be using extra electricity to facilitate cooling and cause significant damage to the compressor. Plus, The aluminum bracket on the wall needs to be placed with a bit of tilt to make sure water flows freely from the drain pipe.
So, consider the spacing and locating of your floor standing air conditioner. With all calculations done beforehand, the installation process will be hustle-free.
Locate Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit cannot perform well until some requirements are met. The outdoor unit vibrates a lot, so it needs to be ensured that the outdoor wall is solid and stable enough to handle that. Usually, a thick wall and a flat surface are enough to ensure the perfect balance for the outdoor unit. It needs to be made sure that nothing restricts the airflow. Direct sunlight negatively impacts the functional ability of the compressor.
There’s a lot on your plate regarding the outdoor unit. Creating a space in the first place will cause you less headache during the installation.
Consider the Distance Between the Units
The distance between the indoor and the outdoor units is essential to ensure your air conditioner’s best possible performance and longevity. The less the distance is, the higher the performance. If you cannot make space to place these two units with more than a 15-meter-distance, you might want to rearrange your plan. When the refrigerant travels between the two units, the atmosphere absorbs some of the coolness. The more space there is, the higher the loss of cooling, resulting in less cooling with a high electricity bill and long-term derogatory effects on the air conditioner.
Determine the Room
It would be best if you first wanted to consider the size of your room before installing a split air conditioner. For example, if the height of your room is 10 feet, the air conditioner has to be installed at least 7-8 feet above the ground to ensure the cooling is even and adequate. However, placing it too high will result in the machine cooling the roof instead of the room.
A split air conditioner can be a true life-saver if appropriately installed with all necessary points kept in mind. The space, location, and support cannot be neglected if maximum performance is extracted from your money.