There is no excuse for not having an air conditioner during the sweltering summer season. It is uncomfortable and dangerous to rely on windows. Opening windows can let in a myriad of health problems such as noise and dust. Luckily, there are different kinds of ACs that work on every home whether you own or rent it. You can choose one unit among the following that best suits your living space: portable AC, mini-split AC, window AC and a central AC. Acquiring an AC is one thing and installing it is a different one. Some of these types require expertise to install in place while some are plug n cool. No matter the type of AC you buy, there is one hurdle awaiting, which is the installation for effective functioning. Please call an expert if you are not a confident DIYer in any case. And there are many experts of ACs around the town, chances are you know someone who knows.
Installing a portable AC
Most homes nowadays prefer portable ACs and it is because the unit is easy to install – it requires only you or an expert to install correctly. It also fits in different window sizes as opposed to one standard window size. Another reason why portable ACs are growing in popularity in many homes is the heating feature which makes them best suited for use throughout the year. It can also be used alongside other AC systems such as central AC. The chief reason most portable ACs are returned to the stores is that people don’t realise that these units need to be vented like any other AC. Warm air needs to be expelled because it uses the same principle of cooling. First, set up a window kit and fix it in place. Secondly, secure it to the seal either screwing it or using brackets and lastly, hook up the vent to the portable AC
Installing a split AC
This unit offers the best of both worlds, split means half of it is inside while the other half is outside. The silent duct system is inside while loud running components such as compressors, and the rest are outside reducing the noise inside. Installing a split unit requires expertise but first determines where to place the gap between inside and outside components. These include: inside air vent, outside condenser unit, and the connectors such as copper wires, and tubes to connect inside and outside components.
Installing a central AC
Central AC provides a whole-house cooling solution unlike portable and the rest whose cooling capacity is only for one or two rooms. The ductwork takes up most of the time installing this unit into a home. Installing a central AC into a home follows three main setups namely; thermostat – which performs the temperature control, the cooling – that includes the condenser, refrigerant, evaporator like any other AC system that ensures the air is cooled. Finally, the airflow part promotes the circulation of cool air into the rooms through ducts and vents and return ducts to recapture the air.
If you choose to install a central aircon Toowoomba into your home, it is better left to professionals, it is not a DIY thing, besides it is a huge home investment that you do not want anything done incorrectly.