What You Ought to Know for AC Installation?
So you’ve decided to buy an air conditioner for your house but in doubt whether you should take this job yourself or leave it to experts. Be sure that you check the warranty that comes with the unit in this case. It is due to the reason that you may void the warranty if you self installed the AC. More often than not, the only person who is permitted to perform the installation of AC is an AC contractor who is licensed and certified.
You have to know by now that AC installation is a job that is not for another DIY project. Installing an AC requires lots of work while ensuring to have the skills required to work in carpentry, ductwork, plumbing and copper pipes. Before you even buy an air conditioner, you have to make yourself aware of the total area of the house that has to be cooled, where you’ll put the parts of the air conditioner and also, to what size of the unit needed to effectively cool the area. If you wish to know what is best for doing AC installation, you can check out the air conditioner capacity calculator which is widely available over the internet.
Some tools needed for the installation are hose set, vacuum pump, pipe cutter and the refrigerant manifold gauge. You must have a solid stable pad where you will put the outside unit. As for the pad, it can be anything that is made from wood that is weather resistant, from concrete or just about any composite material ideal for long term outdoor use. You have to position it away from exterior walls so the vibration it creates are not transmitted back to your house. Also, this gives an easy access for the maintenance of the system.
You will need to choose a central location for the AC unit that comes inside. Oftentimes, the best location follows for air distribution throughout the house. This is going to give you access to the external wall wherein the electrical wiring, drainage pipe and the copper pipes to system outside is installed.
You must pay close attention on which the drainage pipe is installed because it should drain the water where it will not pool. Before you get started in cutting or installing the pipe, you must know first how to flare and bend copper wires, most especially if you have no or just have little experience in doing such.
As what you see, AC installation needs experience and various other tools to which only professional and seasoned AC contractor has.