Six (6) Common Factors to Consider When Installing Air Conditioning Units
If you have a new structurally built home and your next step is to install the air conditioning units, then you need to consider a few things about the air conditioning before installing them. There are common mistakes in the installation of air conditioning systems that will be described in the following article to help you avoid making them.
1. Fall into the articulate sales talk of a very experienced salesperson.
Don’t let the salesperson win your favor through their praise and articulate sales talk. Winning over him is your job as a very experienced salesperson. Often times some customers are not really familiar with air cooling units. Some end up buying air conditioning units recommended by the seller, who wouldn’t care if the merchandise is too large or too small for the intended area. This is a common mistake some customers make in making the outright decision to purchase an air cooling unit without knowing what to consider first.
2. Installation of the air conditioning unit without careful planning.
In some cases, air conditioning unit installations are done simply to suit the owner’s whim. This should not be the case. The installation of air cooling units is not that simple, there are many things to consider. This must be well planned by your electrical engineer. The air conditioning units to be installed must match the outline or layout of your home. This is the reason why one type of air cooling unit is placed in one location while another type is installed in another part of the home. Some mistakes made when installing air conditioning units include installing units that are too small or too large in a room without considering the number of hot bodies occupying it, the area, the size of the windows in the wall, and the layout of the house.
The main consideration when deciding what size to buy would be the area and the number of people using the room. First, you need to determine the area of your home that you want to cool. This should determine how much power you need. The area of your room should match the BTU or British thermal unit value and the strength (capacity) of your air conditioning unit (ac). It becomes a guideline of recommendation that a 2000 BTU cooling capacity is required for every 50 square meter space. So here, you need to do a little math. The other thing to consider is the number of hot bodies occupying the air-conditioned area and how often they will use it.
3. Location of the air conditioning unit
Another commonly made mistake would be to install the unit inside a room or area with too many lights or bulbs around it. Such a condition generates more heat from the bulbs when they are turned on. This does not help at all while using the air conditioning unit. In another related situation, installing an air conditioning unit in an area facing sunlight or adjacent to a plant or tree is an installation that has not been thought through carefully. Air conditioning systems should be cleared of debris or any obstructing objects.
4. Unmarked air conditioning unit connections
When installing the connections of the chosen air conditioning unit in your house, try to recheck the connections made if you have left everything up to the technicians. More often, if not properly checked, some connections may not have been tightened properly, leading to future leaks; therefore, it is best to verify these connections before it is too late.
5. Drill window-sized holes in the walls to fit an air conditioning unit
The fewer holes you make in your house, the better. Today, they don’t make large window-sized holes in their home to accommodate their air conditioning units. Today there are several air conditioning units that only require a very small hole for installation. Today, you can have split or portable systems, or freestanding wall units, whichever suits your needs. So the lesson here is not to allow window-sized holes to be made inside the four corners of your walls unless absolutely necessary.
6. Installation of the air conditioning unit in rooms with wooden floors
It is not exactly bad to have an air conditioning unit in a room with a wooden floor. It’s just that the type of flooring material you have or use affects the rate of cooling of the area. This is based on the principle that cold air sinks and warm air rises, which also indicates that air quickly bounces off solid surfaces. If you are lucky enough to have a good consulting electrical engineer, then you should explain how house floor materials affect room cooling. You should also mention other alternatives that can somehow save the use of your air conditioning units.