Things That Can Go Wrong with Aircon Installation

Each year before the summer season, we see a peak in the sales of air conditioners since it seems practically impossible to survive the hot humid months of Singapore without an aircon. When one is investing in one, they are already spending so much on it that many people either try to install it themselves or hire really cheap contractors to save money. 

One might consider the process of installation to be not that big a deal whereas, in reality, it is almost the opposite of it. Even if you paid a large amount for a high-quality air conditioner, if there is even the slightest problem during its installation, it will not be able to perform to its optimum level. 

Therefore, engaging in a good aircon installation service is one of the most important aspects of getting a new unit and benefiting from it. Here, we will discuss some of the common mistakes that one might encounter while installing air-conditioning which can have a considerable impact on the overall efficiency of the system.

Hiring A Bad Contractor

This is probably the worst thing that can go wrong if you choose a contractor who is not aware of what the job entails or who is not an expert in their field. Of course, you as a layman may not know about the technicalities of how an aircon is installed, and since the contractor will be less experienced, you will not even notice any problem with the installation until it fails to work as it should. At that time, you would have to pay even more to get the aircon checked and hire an efficient contractor to make things right. So you end up spending much more than what you had in mind.

So, always invest in a good contractor for the installation from the start who has been in this field for more than 10 years and possesses a vast knowledge of the installation works. 

Installing the Wrong Size of Air-Conditioning

Another common mistake that many people make is not choosing the appropriate size of the air-conditioning according to the room size and cooling requirements. If you install a small unit in a large room, it will have to work overtime to keep the room cold which will cause it to wear out much quicker and also increase the electricity consumption. What’s more, the room would still not be cold enough. In the other case, if you install a larger unit in a small room, you will be wasting the aircon’s capacity for no reason, plus the larger unit will cost you much more in terms of increased electricity consumption. 

So, always choose the appropriate size of aircon for your room. A good professional company will guide you on buying the right unit according to your specific requirements.

Not Installing the Inner Unit Securely

Another mistake during installation is not securing the indoor unit of the aircon with the wall so that there is no gap between the wall and the air-conditioning, it is securely mounted and doesn’t vibrate while it works, and all the ducts and drain lines are properly placed. If it is not securely fixed on the wall, you are in constant danger of it falling down and causing a lot of damage. If the ducts and drain lines are not properly installed, water can accumulate in the unit or start to leak from the unit which can affect its efficiency and can even cause it to break down. If ever you encounter this issue, you should get in touch with ac repair Phoenix to resolve the problem and reinstall the AC correctly. 

Also Read: Smart Ways to Make Office an Energy-Efficient Place

Not Providing Enough AirFlow for the Outer Unit

Another problem that people often make during installation is to install the outer unit in a congested place where there is little to no room for the air to properly flow in the outside unit. For the air-conditioning to function properly, the outer unit must have at least a few meters of open space on all of its sides so that the condenser can cool the air and throw it inside and not get hot during the process.

Placing the Outer Unit in Direct Sun

Since we know that the aircon’s main functionality is through its condenser in the outer unit, it is very important that it does not heat up in the sun which will negatively affect its efficiency. This is a common mistake that many people make by placing the outer unit in direct sunlight. This puts a lot of pressure on the AC to work according to its potential which can cause damage to its condenser.

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