Is Your Home Ready for Split-System Air Conditioner Installation?

14 March 2019
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When you buy many types of appliances, you just take the device home and plug it in, and it's good to go. This is not the case when you buy a split-system air conditioner. The unit will be placed in the wall of the chosen room, with its external component mounted on an exterior wall, so it's not a case of simply plugging the device in. You can make the installation process much easier by preparing your home.

Preparing the Room

Though the process is efficient and is carried out as quickly as possible, the sheer logistics of installing a split-system air conditioning unit results in some mess. This is to be expected since the unit needs to be installed within the wall itself, and it's impossible to do so without creating some debris. Before the air conditioning installation team arrives, you need to prepare the room where the indoor component will be housed. Consider making room by repositioning furniture that is usually immediately next to the installation site. This gives the installation team space to work, as well as protecting your furniture. While it's not necessary to move the furniture out of the room, you could protect it from dust and debris by covering it. Old sheets will be sufficient.

Preparing the Outside of Your Home

You should have the precise measurements of the outside component of the split-system air conditioner, so you know how much space it will be taking up and how this will affect anything that is already situated there. While any outdoor furniture and accessories can be picked up and temporarily relocated, you also need to consider anything that is permanently anchored in the immediate vicinity of the space. In the days before installation, think about uprooting and moving any plants that are growing directly beside where the unit is to be installed. Failure to do this can mean that the plants might need to be sacrificed for the unit, but this can easily be avoided with enough planning.

During the Installation

It can be a case of simply letting the installation team get on with their work, but the intensive nature of the work can disrupt your home, however temporarily. Be sure to keep children and pets out of harm's way, and it's also important to remember that your electricity might need to be disconnected while the unit is being wired. Make sure that any necessary devices you might need (such as your phone) have been charged before the disconnection. Your home's wireless internet will also be affected, meaning that certain smart devices will automatically have their link severed. This is not exactly a major burden, but it's something to be aware of.

The aim of the installation team is to have your new air conditioner up and running as quickly as possible, but their job is so much easier when you take the time to prepare your home. Get in touch with an air conditioning installation contractor to learn more.