Find out the importance of the correct installation of the air conditioner and the steps to achieve it.
AC systems are one of the most popular ways to control the temperature in homes and offices. There is a large selection of models with many different features on the market. Buying an air conditioner may not be difficult for you, but installing it can be complicated.
Why proper installation is important?
The performance of the device depends on the correct installation. If not, you risk running into damage to your brand new appliance and expenses for repairs.
In addition to those hazards, if your air conditioner is not set properly, you may have maintenance problems, and this may lead to an increase in monthly electricity costs.
It is recommended that you turn to a professional for the installation. It is no coincidence that many companies offer this service for free when buying an appliance.
It is important to remember the following safety steps:
- It is important to consider the location of the outdoor body of the air conditioner. You must not direct the air jet from the outdoor unit to the air-conditioned room.
- Precautions must be taken to ensure that the airflow above the fan unit passes through the construction of the forced air duct appropriately.
- It is necessary to check that sufficient levels of refrigerant are present.
- The switch for the thermostat must be easily accessible.
How to install an air conditioning system?
Installing an air conditioner requires the skills of a professional who will comply with all safety conditions and will ensure that the appliance is installed correctly and will work efficiently. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not risk damaging the appliance if you do not have experience in installing such systems.
In the following lines we will describe the main steps in this process:
1. Setting up the condenser
The capacitor is part of the unit that converts the AC gas into a liquid form by cooling. It must be in a place that is at an appropriate level and is safe, outside direct sunlight. It must not be placed under a gutter or in a place where drain water can pour on it.
It is best if the capacitor is placed close to a panel connected to the home's electricity to facilitate wiring. It must not be in a place near trees and shrubs to have a normal airflow. The latest requirement is for it to be at least a meter away from an electricity meter or gas meter.
2. Piping and wiring
A large enough hole must be made through which the pipes and wires should pass. The best device for this is a hole saw.
3. Installation of the evaporating coil
One of the more difficult steps of the air conditioning installation process is the placement of the evaporator coil. For this process, the technician needs to make some precise measurements, as well as drilling and cutting pipes.
4. Installation of refrigerated lines
The alternating current must have two refrigerant lines to connect the condensing unit to the evaporator coil. The lines connected to the capacitor must move inside the home to the evaporator coil. The connection must be made by a certified technician.
5. High voltage connection
The danger of high voltage also requires that this step be taken by an experienced expert. Air conditioners work with 220 volts and therefore a connection must be made between the main electrical panel of the home and the capacitor.
6. Low voltage connection
The capacitor must also be connected to a low voltage power supply. This includes working with the thermostat and other smaller units. The wiring must then be passed through the previously cut opening.
7. Installation of sewer pipes
These are the pipes that connect the external and internal unit and ensure the free movement of the refrigerant to achieve the desired temperature value in the room. The sewer pipes must be connected to the evaporator coil. Thus, the condensation from the coil drains into the sewer, instead of accumulating in the coil itself.
8. Sealing the appliance
Sealing of the device ensures the system’s high efficiency. The so-called vacuum pump is used for this purpose and the process itself lasts no more than 20-30 minutes depending on the length of the tubular path.
9. Installation of a condensation bath
It is recommended that air conditioning be drained into a condensation bath. A heater with a thermal head is placed in the tub, which does not allow the water to freeze in winter.
Proper installation of the air conditioner is important for how much and how well it will serve you later. Once installed properly and with the right maintenance, it will work for the comfort of your home for years to come.
With the development of technology, the process of installing air conditioning systems becomes much easier. This reduces working time and the need for structural changes in your home. At the same time, these appliances provide you with comfort for heating or cooling and become more environmentally friendly and efficient. However, we recommend that you trust a professional when you install an air conditioner. You will save time, learn how to maintain the appliance properly and you will be able to ask all questions about its use
The Midea household and industrial air conditioners we offer are an ideal solution for air conditioning of both your home and office, as well as large administrative, commercial, industrial, and industrial premises and sites. If you have not yet acquired air conditioning or want to replace the old one with a new one, check out our online store: https://www.midea.bg/en.