Why You Should Call Professionals 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. The reason for this is that, there’s a chance to void the unit’s warranty if you self installed it. The only person allowed to do the installation is a licensed and certified air conditioner technician in most cases.
It’s vital to realize that AC installation isn’t a DIY job or task that is left to handyman. 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. There are many air conditioner capacity calculator you can find online which helps a lot in figuring out what is the best for AC installation.
Some of the tools required for carrying out the installation include hose set, vacuum pump, pipe cutter and the refrigerant manifold gauge. For the outside unit, you have to find yourself a solid stable pad. This is made from wood that’s weather resistant, concrete or any composite material that’s suited 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. In addition to that, this will give you access for easy maintenance.
You have to pick a central location for your AC unit that comes inside. The best location oftentimes are the one following 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.
The drainage pipe should be directed to a place where it drains the water that it will not pool; for that, you should look closely on this one. 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.