Tips on how to place your air con unit the right way
When buying a new air conditioner, you have probably asked yourself: ‘Where should I place the air con 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.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to replace your air con on the sweltering days of Australian summer, then you certainly want to install the new system ASAP. However, bear in mind that the correct placement is the foundation stone of a good air con performance. That is why you should pay attention to some simple guidelines before getting to the final ‘set-and-forget’ step.
Factors to consider when deciding where to place your air con
1) 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 air con 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 air con within your home.
2) The technical specifications of your air conditioner
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.
3) The outdoor situation for your air con
As for the outdoor unit, we recommend you to place it against the outside wall of the air-conditioned room. Also, make sure the air con unit 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.
4) 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 air con fully compliant. At the same time, carefully read through the features and benefits of different models before making any decision.
Following some simple rules now will save you from dealing with nasty consequences later. For 100% customer satisfaction and worry-free services, call Jaric Air Conditioning on 1300 452 742 today!