Air Conditioning System Installation | All You Need To Know

You should now be an expert in knowing the process of installation of air conditioners. You must know which model is the best for your house and needs. All you have to do is find a contractor to set up your dream.


Chetan Kapoor

a year ago | 4 min read

Commercial air conditioning installation
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With the summer months rapidly coming, the job of cooling your home and commercial space is on your list. The commercial air conditioning installation is an easy and efficient solution but how long will it take? What kind of air conditioning systems are available? 

The Types Of Air Conditioning Units

Before we begin the process of commercial air conditioning installation we must first go over the various types of air conditioners you can purchase.

In general there are two types of air conditioning you could install. This includes:

  1. Portable Units: They typically arrive as small boxes which can be wheeled into your home. They may also be refrigerated. This is when they cool the surrounding area by transferring heated air from inside with cool air from outside. They also help dehumidify the air. In addition, they perform an evaporative process.


  1. Separate Systems: The name implies, split systems operate with a set-up consisting of two parts comprising heat exchangers. Inside the room, they'll install an evaporative device outside, they'll pair it with a condensing unit. By doing this, air conditioning will chill or heat the home in the way you desire. 

Under the broad umbrella of split systems is another type multi-split. The distinction between multi-split and split systems lies in the quantity of heat exchangers which are used. Split systems are equipped with one inside and one outside, as well as an interior and inside. Multi-split systems usually include one outside and several inside for temperature control.


The Installation Of Split Systems For Air Conditioning

Multi-split and split systems are becoming more popular air conditioning units. They not only directly cool the spaces and rooms you'd like to cool, but they're air-tight and ductless. That means, when you're installing them you don't have to be concerned about major renovations or building.

In reality, all you need to do is to set up both external and internal units, then connect them by cables. This is an overview of the procedure. A more in-depth look at this type and installation of AC follows this structure:

1. Installing The Indoor Evaporative Heat Exchanger

The technician, with your assistance, determines the most suitable spot to place the unit indoors. They must be attached to the wall and set within a distance of at most 7 feet off the floor. Furthermore, AC units must be able to accommodate between 6-12 inches of space that is unobstructed surrounding them in all directions. This allows enough airflow into and from the unit.

Once the area is decided,the engineer attaches a mounting plate to the wall. The sheet of metal will be placed between the unit and the wall, to avoid any damage as well as to keep the unit in place.

Then there is a hole made by a circular drill near the air conditioning unit. It's usually three inches in diameter and it's done in order to allow the cables to pass through. You must ensure where the hole and mounting plate are located, there aren't any pipes in the area behind them.

A quick test is done to the internal electrical components of the unit prior to the cables being connected through the hole, and then out to where the unit's external location is to be. The unit is securely attached on the mount plate.

2. Installing The Outdoor Condensing Device

In the same way as installing the indoor unit, the outdoor condenser should be installed within 12 inches from the wall. Also, it should be placed close to the hole made earlier. In addition, the person who installed the unit needs to make sure that it's not in the vicinity of 10 yards from an antenna or television.

Concrete pads can be laid on the ground in order to create a foundation for the structure. The ground's natural movement can cause it to change over time, therefore it is important to lay a firm foundation. Sometimes, they will be raised to stop rain from developing under the condenser.

The next step is the physical installation on the concrete. Outdoor heat exchangers will be attached to the concrete by using rubber cushions or pads. These not only help keep the heat exchanger in place, but will also help reduce the vibration of the machine.

3. Final Touches

Professionals for air conditioning system installations will in this stage remove any air and humidity out of the machine. It is typically located in the refrigerant area of the unit. If they aren't, the air conditioning system won't function correctly and it will send the incorrect temperatures of air into your home.

All loose cabling is wrapped in the piping. This provides not only protection against damage and rainwater and debris, but also cleans everything up.The last stage is to have the installer switch on the machine and verify that it is operating. If everything was completed correctly, your rooms will feel the sudden rush in cool, fresh air.


You should now be an expert in knowing the process of installation of air conditioners. You must know which model is the best for your house and needs. All you have to do is find a contractor to set up your dream.


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