If you have a new structurally constructed house and your next step is to install the air conditioning units, then you have to consider a few things about air conditioning before you install them. There are common mistakes in installing air conditioning systems which will be depicted in the following article in order to help you not make these.
1. Falling for the articulated sales talk of a highly experienced salesman.
Do not just let the salesman win your favor through his flattery and articulated sales talk. Winning you to his favor is his job as a highly experienced sales person. Often, some customers are not really knowledgeable about air cooling units. Some end up buying air conditioning units that are recommended by the salesman who would not care whether the merchandise is too large or too small for the intended area. This is a common mistake of some customers which is making an outright decision to buy an air cooling unit without knowing what things they should consider first.
2. Installing the AC unit without careful planning.
In some cases, installations of air conditioning units are simply done to satisfy the caprice of the homeowner. This should not be the case. Installing air cooling units is not that simple, many things need to be considered. This should be well planned by your electrical engineer. The AC units to be installed must match the contour or layout of your house. This is why one type of air cooling unit is set in one place while another type is installed in another part of the house. Some mistakes committed in installing air conditioning units include installing too small or too big units in a room without considering the number of warm bodies occupying it, the area, sizes of windows on the wall and house layout.
The primary consideration when deciding what size to buy would be the area and the number of people using the room. First, you must determine the area in your house which you want to be cooled. This should determine how much power you need. Your room area should match the BTU or the British thermal unit value and the strength (capacity) of your air conditioning (ac) unit. It becomes a recommending guideline that a cooling capacity of 2000 BTU be required for every space of 50 square meters. So here, you need to do a little mathematics. The other thing to consider is the number of warm bodies occupying the air- conditioned area and how often they will use it.
3. Location of the AC unit
Another mistake commonly committed would be installing the unit inside a room or area with too many lights or light bulbs around. Such condition generates more heat from light bulbs when switched on. This does not help at all while using the air conditioning unit. In another related situation, setting up an AC unit in an area facing the sunlight or adjacent to a plant or tree is an installation that is not carefully thought out. Air conditioning systems must be cleared of any debris or any obstructing object.
4. Unchecked AC unit’s connections
When installing the connections of the chosen air conditioning unit in your house, try to re-check the connections made if you have left everything to the technicians. More often, if not properly checked, some connections may not have been fit well, thereby, causing leaks in the future; therefore, it is better check these connections before it’s too late.
5. Making window-sized holes in your walls to fit in an AC unit
The lesser holes you make in your house, the better. Nowadays, they do not make large window-sized holes in your house to accommodate your air conditioning units. There are several air conditioning units today that only require a very small hole for its installation. Today, you can have split type systems or portables, or independent wall unit, whichever suits your needs. Therefore, the lesson here is not to allow window-sized holes be made within the four corners of you walls unless it is absolutely necessary.
6. Installing AC unit in rooms with wood floors
It is not exactly bad to have an AC unit in a room with a floor made up of wood. It is just that the type of floor material you have or use affects the speed of cooling the area. This is based on the principle that cool air sinks and hot air rises which also indicates that air bounces back fast in solid surfaces. If you are lucky to have a good consulting electrical engineer, then he should be explaining how the materials of house floors affect room cooling. He should also mention other alternatives which can somehow economize the use of your AC units.