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7 Key Factors to Consider for a Successful A/C Installation 6/25/2019

Air conditioners are a source of cooling, comfort, and convenience during the high summer heat. A brand new air conditioning unit will always provide good cooling and energy efficiency as well. But apart from the size, energy rating and other aspects of the air conditioner, and its installation also impact its efficiency. You may not be satisfied with the cooling provided by the air conditioner when it is not installed properly. Hiring a reputed and expert air conditioner installation, repair, and maintenance service have tremendous benefits. Not only these licensed, certified, and experienced professionals install your air conditioner the right way, but their service and maintenance plans (that are carried out regularly) ensure that your machine offers the best cooling, uses the least energy, and lasts for the longest time period. 

Installation Tips For Air Conditioners: Here are some of the installation tips that you should consider and be aware of during the installation of your air conditioner.

Choose the right sized air conditioner for space: There are different kinds of air conditioners available today. These include the Window AC, Split ACs, and the Portable ACs. Choose the size of the AC (or its tonnage) in lieu of the size of the room or space you want to cool. Proper installation and cooling will only take place when the size of the air conditioners aligns well with the size of the space. The below-given data and information will help you choose the right AC for your room size.

Room size Tonnage
Up to 400 square feet-  2 ton
Up to 250 square feet-  1.5 ton
Up to 150 square feet-  1 ton
Up 200 square feet- 0.8 ton

Prevent sunlight: Direct sunlight should not fall on the indoor unit, as it will put extra pressure on the air conditioning unit.

Away from heat: The air conditioner should also be placed away from the all stoves, gas ovens, and other sources of heat. It should be at least 1 meter away from items including antennas, TV cables, telephone lines, and electrical wires and the home security devices. This would prevent any kind of damage that may occur during the installation.

Have open areas near the indoor unit: There should be at least 15 centimeters of space surrounding the top and sides of the air conditioning unit.

Away from gas: An air conditioning system should not be installed at places where chances of gas leakage may be present. Sulfur or oil mist should not be present near the air conditioner.

Careful handling: The copper pipes, electrical wiring, and other component and accessories of the air conditioning system should be handled carefully. The water drainage pipe of the air conditioner should be attached securely to the ACs indoor unit.

Choose a Licensed, Insured and Experienced Contractor

The techies and professionals employed by the licensed contractors undergo at least one year of air conditioner installation and repair training. The expert air conditioner installation service providers are also licensed to practice the profession in your territory and region. With experience, their knowledge increases manifold and they also gain immense expertise when they are exposed to a range of projects. These agencies do not commit any errors but offer you the best installation and repair services for your air conditioner. It is always prudent and better to hire a professional air conditioning installation service.

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Places Where You Shouldn’t Install Your AC

Nothing beats the joy of enjoying the cool breeze of your air conditioner in the hot summer season. Stepping into a crisp, cold, and air-conditioned room on a hot summer day is a joyful feeling. Having an air conditioner installation in your home is a must, especially if the same placing one in the window near your bed. However, it is very important to mention that an air conditioner installation cannot be done in every corner of your house. Not every window is fit for installing an AC unit in your house. When it comes to indoor as well as outdoor AC units, there are a few places where you shouldn’t install your AC. Below listed are the places where you must avoid the installation of an air conditioner at any cost:
  1. Avoid hotter parts of the house:
Air conditioner installation in the hotter parts of the house or a yard is a big no and you must avoid the same at any cost. Placing an AC unit in the hottest parts of your house might make sense to some people, however, this is when your air conditioner will have to work really hard in order to keep the inside of your house cool. In return, you will get to bear a lot of expenses to pay as your electricity bill. Thus, it is recommended to avoid placing the air conditioner directly into the hot area. You can always choose a spot which is slightly shady and close enough for the unit to cool down all the hotter areas.
  1. Avoid hiding the air conditioner:
Placing your AC unit in a shady area during the process of air conditioner installation doesn’t mean putting the unit behind the couches, plants, or any other thing which might intrude in the proper functioning of the air conditioner for you. Hiding the air conditioner could directly mess with ventilation. If you are outside, the coils could easily clog with the leaves and twigs. Thus, you must not avoid hiding the unit.
  1. No installation near fire hazards:
This is the most important suggestion that you must keep in mind during the process of air conditioner installation in your house. It is always advised to be careful about the surroundings. Make sure that the AC unit is not hidden and it not located near anything which could lead to the occurrence or spread of any kind of electrical fire. This could be the most dangerous thing for you as well as your house, and hence you must always be careful about the same.
  1. Do not install near the trash can:
Another annoying situation during the process of air conditioner installation is when you install the AC near the trash can in your house. This would make your house smell bad. An air conditioner requires a lot of space in terms of breathing and filtering the air properly. Air conditioners also grab the air from nearby surroundings. Hence, if you are installing your AC unit near the trash can, you will never be able to enjoy the sweet air as the air could get smelly. An extra tip during the process of air conditioner installation is to avoid sharing the circuits as air conditioners usually require a lot of power. Find a new spot for your AC and always be careful about installing the AC unit at different places in your house.