Comfort should take precedence when building a new house. It involves installing an air conditioning system to manage the microclimate in your home. Thanks to its many benefits, a split air conditioner is perhaps one of the most common in residential homes. However, did you know that the positioning of a split air conditioner determines its performance? Most homeowners are unaware of the fact and install the air conditioner anywhere. However, haphazard split AC installation is a hard no if you want to get the most out of the system. This article highlights expert tips for choosing the right installation spot for a split air conditioner.
Install Unit Close to Your Ceiling -- A split air conditioner should evenly distribute cool air to achieve homogenous temperatures across an entire room. Unfortunately, you can only achieve the effect by installing an indoor AC unit close to the ceiling rat. Unlike warm air, which is less dense and tends to rise, cold air is denser and sinks to the ground. Thus, installing a split air conditioner at height allows cold air to drop and spread evenly and efficiently around a room.
Install Away from Heat Sources -- For proper cooling, you must ensure that a split AC system's indoor and outdoor units are installed away from any heat source. Notably, a split AC system uses electricity to cool indoor air; therefore, installing both units close to a heat source makes them work extra hard. Unfortunately, it impacts their efficiency and leads to high energy bills. Ensure that an outdoor unit is installed in a shaded area far away from direct sunlight. The outdoor unit should also not be enclosed or surrounded by shrubbery to promote the free flow of air. Similarly, install the indoor unit away from a heater or kitchen area to allow easy heat dissipation from the condenser.
Install on Flat Wall/Ground -- The indoor unit of a split AC system should be installed on a flat wall for two reasons. First, a flat wall allows for proper tilt, ensuring an unrestricted flow of condensed water from the drain pipe. Secondly, a flat wall guarantees uniform spacing between a wall and an indoor unit on all sides, which is vital for optimum airflow. On the other hand, ensure that the installation spot for an outdoor unit is on flat ground to prevent excessive vibrations. If the ground is not flat, critical components of a split air conditioning system, such as compressor, condenser, and fan motor, tend to damage easily. Besides, excessive vibrations cause a lot of noise, especially if an outdoor unit is installed next to a window.
Welcome to my blog which covers a wide range of HVAC topics. I'm Josh and I live in Perth, Australia. I never really used to think about the HVAC system in my home. I believed that when it was hot the HVAC system would cool me down and when it was cold it would warm my house up. However, all that changed one day when the HVAC system went crazy. It began to blow hot air into my house on the warmest day of the year. The contractor I called out said that one of the sensors had broken. He explained how I could better maintain my HVAC system so I decided to start this blog.