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. Before doing anything on your own, it is best to look at the unit’s warranty. It is due to the reason that you may void the warranty if you self installed the AC. In most cases, the only person allowed in installing the refrigerant in the AC is a licensed and certified air conditioner technician otherwise known as AC contractor.
You have to know by now that AC installation is a job that is not for another DIY project. The installation of AC calls for tons of other things while securing the skills needed 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. You have to find an air conditioner capacity calculator online as well which can help you figure out what’s the best for AC installation.
The hose set, vacuum pump, pipe cutter and the refrigerant manifold gauge are the necessary tools for a successful installation. You’ll need to have a solid stable pad to which you’ll 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. Apart from that, doing such makes it easier to do maintenance.
It is a must as well to decide where the central location for your AC unit that comes inside. The area of your house that follows air distribution is the more often than not the best location. It’ll provide quick access to the external wall in which the electrical wiring, drainage pipe as well as copper pipes to the system outside installed.
You must pay close attention on which the drainage pipe is installed because it should drain the water where it will not pool. If you have little or say no experience in flaring and bending copper wires, then you must know how to do this before you start cutting or installing the pipe.
As what you see, AC installation needs experience and various other tools to which only professional and seasoned AC contractor has.