Tips on how to place your AC unit the right way
When buying a new air conditioner, you have probably asked yourself: ‘Where should I place the AC system’? Whilst this may look like a random question, it actually is very important if you want improved comfort, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency. This week, we are going to explain what factors to consider before installing a new unit. Sit back and enjoy your reading!
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to replace your AC on the sweltering days of Australian summer, then you certainly want to install the new system ASAP. However, bear in mind that a correct placement is the foundation stone of a good AC performance. That is why you should pay attention to some simple guidelines before getting to the final ‘set-and-forget’ step.
What factors to consider when deciding where to place your AC?
What rooms you want to cool
First of all, decide on which rooms are going to be air-conditioned. Whether you use it for the main living area or the whole house, you should do your homework in advance. Depending on the size and capacity of your AC unit, we recommend you to position it centrally to ensure a balanced workflow.
For this reason, a qualified technician will carefully analyse and advise you on the best spots for the AC within your home.
Generally, air con manufacturers will provide you with certain requirements for each type of product. Considering these specifications, your technician will be able to find the most energy-efficient positioning. For instance, the wall where the indoor unit will be installed should not be exposed to direct sunlight or any other source of heat. Otherwise, your air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home.
Sometimes, however, the best position from a technical point of view may not coincide with your aesthetic requirements. In that case, listen to the professional opinion, and then use your best judgment to make the right choice.
The outdoor circumstances
As for the outdoor unit, we recommend you to place it against the outside wall of the air-conditioned room. Also, make sure it is out of the direct sun where possible for energy-efficiency purposes.
Another important thing to consider is the space around it. Plus, leaves and dust may block the outdoor condenser, which eventually causes poor functioning. So ensuring enough space and keeping it debris free as much as possible will help your maintenance routine, too.
The noise factor
Finally, a noisy unit can be an issue when it comes to air conditioners. Not only that it affects your sleep, your concentration and your mood but can disturb your neighbours, too. And this is something you don’t want to deal with, as there can be serious fines for it.
Therefore, you should check in advance the noise level requirements for your area to have your AC fully compliant. At the same time, carefully read through the features and benefits of different models before making any decision.
In conclusion, following some simple rules now will save you from dealing with nasty consequences later. So, what is the place you have chosen for your own AC? Tell us in the comment boxes below.
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Until next time, do the right thing and find the right place for your AC to operate!
Your friend and AC expert,