The first step in having an efficient air conditioner for your home is choosing the right one. It may involve calling in a professional installation expert in your home to check the size of the area it should cover and to recommend an efficient unit.
After you have chosen the right unit, you need to think about the installation. Most of the problems and complications arise when there are mistakes in the installation process. The errors will hinder how the unit functions and even shorten its lifespan. Here are three main errors that you should avoid when installing an AC unit.
Installing the Wrong Unit Size
When you walk into an AC shop and speak to the attendants, they will often start by recommending the biggest unit they have on sale. Sometimes, the biggest unit might work for you. If its capacity is larger than the area you need it to cover, it may give you problems. The other mistake is choosing a small unit because it is the only one within your budget. When you go for the tiny unit, you force it to work harder than it should to keep your house cool and fresh.
An overworking unit will only operate for some years before it starts having endless mechanical problems. The best approach involves discussing the size of your home with the installation expert and letting them recommend the best unit to suit your needs.
Installing the AC Unit Incorrectly
The AC unit is usually installed outside the house. It contains a refrigerant that converts to gas when hot air passes through the unit and then converts back to liquid. The process helps transfer the hot air inside your house to the outside. The three main parts of the unit are the condenser, the evaporator and the compressor.
When installing the AC unit, you should ensure there is enough space between it and the wall. The unit will not function when you remove the wall. Also, clear any bushes and debris close to the unit because they will affect its function.
Installing the Wiring Poorly
Another common mistake, especially with DIY AC installations, is poor wiring. Poor wiring will lower the efficiency of the unit and also create risks of the entire unit malfunctioning. Only a professional should install your AC unit to avoid wiring mishaps. They will connect the wiring properly and also ensure no wires are left exposed.
These are the simple installation mistakes that you can avoid if you want a functional unit and one that will serve you for longer. Choose an air conditioner installation contractor to install a unit in your home.