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Blog Title: What are the things you need to keep in mind while installing a split air-conditioner?

Main Que: What are the things you need to keep in mind while installing a split air-conditioner?

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  • Query By: JENNIFER C (Boston, MA)
  • Date: 12/12/2016

Answer: Split air conditioners are considered more efficient than a lot of other kinds of air conditioners. However, when you plan to buy a new split system or replace the existing one, you need to keep in mind certain aspects. First of all, you need to do a load calculation of your home. A lot of factors must be considered while calculating the load of your home like the layout of the home, heat generating appliances and more. Nevertheless, it is better that you employ an HVAC professional for load calculation. Split air conditioners have the flexibility of installation. There are numerous options. For example, you can either install the unit on the wall or on the ceiling depending on your convenience. The best thing about split units is that they do not intervene with the aesthetics of your home. It is necessary that along with the location of the indoor unit, you take into account the location of the outdoor unit. It is recommended that outdoor unit is located at a free space so that there is free flow and also it should be in a place from where it can easily be accessed for maintenance. Last but not the least, it is always a better idea to replace the entire unit instead of replacing either the outdoor or the indoor unit because that might lead to mismatch.

  • Replied By: ASHLEY K (Greensboro, NC)
  • Replied Date: 12/13/2016