We can not deny it: air conditioning has become ‘one more’ between us. Whether we have it or not in our home, it is increasingly common to consider installing it and look for it urgently when we go out in the summer to eat or dine out of the house. Who does not like to be in a cool environment in the middle of summer? The air conditioning is comfortable, it provides a better rest and increases productivity in work environments . Come on, they are all advantages …
If you are considering putting it at home, we will tell you the steps that the expert usually takes in your installation, so, if in a very extreme case you need it, you can do it yourself. We start!
Where will you install it?
Remember that air conditioning is not always necessary in all rooms of the house or office . Let’s take the example of a home, of your home! Visualize it for a moment, what are spaces and corners where the heat does not become so extreme? In general, air conditioning is usually installed in the rooms where we spend more time and, therefore, concentrates more human heat; that is: room and living room or dining room. Folsom Air Conditioning always provides trained technicians to install AC.
The most commonly used is the so-called Split air conditioning, a domestic air conditioning system that requires an indoor unit installed and another, outside, in contact with the first. (If there are several devices, we would talk about a MultiSplit installation). What advantages does it have? Almost all. And disadvantages? You have to drill the wall and the installation involves a somewhat laborious process, but we are going to try to break it down below. Let’s first specify what we are looking for exactly.
We are clear that:
– We want to cool the house well
– That the power can be leveled up so as not to use ‘more than necessary’, that is, to be ecological
– That it be efficient or economical within what is possible.
With these premises in hand, choose, according to your budget and having previously informed, the ideal air conditioning for you. Next, choose the place where you are going to install it. Do you have it clear already? The Split type usually has a diffuser and a pump to install on the outside of the house. In addition, you have to take into account 2 locations, the right one to place the diffuser so that the cooling reaches the whole house and where to place the outside (you have to think it over, since it can no longer be placed on facades due to the risks that supposes).
Let’s do it!
Although each model usually has detailed instructions, what you have to do ‘yes or yes’ is to drill the wall slightly . Over there, you will pass the cables and the pipe that will reach the outside and make a bridge or connection. Now, you will place the support of the indoor unit in the chosen place. If you have thought about the living room wall, you probably want to place it on the sofa. Go ahead to possible later losses due to wear and place it at one end in such a way that you are not located just below the device(This way you will not be exposed directly to the air). It is good to use a level so that it is completely straight and square with your organizational scheme. Respect the decorative context of your wall and think about the details: sheets, pictures and other decorations that will occupy space next to the air conditioning box. Let everything have coherence!
Now, yes, yes!
– Make the hole that will connect indoor and outdoor units (you need concrete bits and use chisel and hammer to adjust it)
– Look at the instructions: it is time to pass the necessary cables and pipes through the hole
– Make sure the support is firm
And on the outside? How to place the outside part?
The most laborious part comes. We remind you once again that the help of an expert will come to you in this case, but you need to understand the whole process if that is not the case! On the outside of the chosen site, which can be a terrace or balcony, you will install the remaining unit. Many people opt for a gutter or box to hide the cables and that the result is more aesthetic. You may need tube twisters or tube stretchers for the rest of the process .
Take the outline and instructions of your unit and scrupulously follow the steps it dictates. Connect the pipes and make the electrical connections indicated. Of course, disconnecting beforehand any accessory electric current to not get any scare.
You’re done? Now we have to test if it works; plug in the device and check that everything is in order . If it is not, review, manual in hand, each stage and moment of the installation and check if you have left any step along the way