An air conditioner helps to keep your home comfortable so that you can relax even on the hottest days. With a multitude of models and features, it can be challenging to know where to start with residential air conditioning installation. Here are several options to consider and tips on the best location for the unit.
Some air conditioners have a feature that can sense whether a person is in the room. If they determine an empty space, they self-adjust so as not to waste electricity. For instance, the unit might automatically switch to economy mode. The details of this feature vary slightly with different models, and it goes by various names also. The general principle remains the same: the capacity to sense a human.
Imagine: you're at work on a 40-degree day, and you forgot to set the timer on the air conditioner. By the time you arrive home, you know your home will be a furnace. A connected wi-fi system allows you to operate the unit from your smartphone. With this additional control, you can make your home comfortable efficiently, as you can also switch-off a timed start if a cold-weather change suddenly blows in. Wi fi control is also a handy solution for a lost remote.
Bacteria, dust, odours, mould and allergens — some multi-tasking residential air conditioning systems can filter these elements from the air. Your indoor atmosphere will be healthier as a result. As well, to ensure efficiency, the filtering powers can apply to the unit itself. Self-cleaning models reduce internal dust buildup and mould growth.
Air Conditioner Placement Tips
Hot air naturally rises above cooler air; this is something to bear in mind when placing the unit. If you use a reverse cycle mainly for its cooling powers, put it higher on the wall. The cold air will then drop to floor level and force the existing air to circulate. If you place the unit low, it will displace less air and possibly just settle on the floor.
If heating is your main focus when installing a unit, place the unit lower on the wall as the hot air will rise, forcing greater air movement. If your unit has adjustable louvres, face them upwards when in cooling mode and angle them downwards when on the heating setting. A tip for the outside unit is to place it as close as is practicable to the inside component and to provide shade from the sun. Either create a screen or position in on a southern-facing exterior wall to protect it from the sun.