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If you live in the hotter areas of Australia you’ll know that a cooling system is essential during the summer, fans just won’t do the job properly. When you’re building a new home or live in a modern home the air conditioning units will probably be built into the home. This saves you the hassle of installing one. But, if you have an older home you may be wondering how you can install air conditioning successfully.
Choose The Right Unit
If you’re retro-fitting air conditioning then it’s likely that the ducting will be visible in places. But, the key to a good installation is choosing the right equipment. For that, you need to deal with a reputable company specializing in air conditioning sales. They will commence with a house evaluation to decide the heat gain your house experiences. This takes into account the amount of insulation you have and the wall type. Knowing this means you’ll know how much power you need to successfully cool your home.
It’s possible to save money on the equipment and the running costs by improving the energy efficiency of your home. The professionals can ensure the unit you’ve chosen, or they recommend is the right size. This will ensure it can do the job without wasting energy or straining.;
Installing The Air Conditioning
This is the most difficult part, especially in older homes, you don’t want modern pipes, or any pipes, decorating your walls, although it is an option if you want the simplest and cheapest installation. However, an experienced installed will find ways of hiding the pipes Older houses often have chimneys that are no longer used, these are great for running the main pipes through. This allows the pipes to go into the loft space and pump air into the upstairs rooms. Pipes can also run under the floor to give air to downstairs spaces.
Alongside this, pipes and ducts can be installed at the back of the closet and other cupboards, ensuring they are hidden. It will be essential to create a floor plan of your home first. This will allow you and the installer to identify the best routes for piping through your home, where the pipes won’t be visible. The pipes need to go from the main unit, which is situated outside, to each room in your home. You’ll also want to wire thermostats into position and valves that can stop the airflow. This will allow you to have different temperatures in different areas of your home.
The wiring for thermostats can actually run through the tubing, this is the easiest way to install it but you’ll need to do it while you’re installing the pipes. Don’t forget a good system won’t use cool the house in the summer, it can also be used to warm it in the winter. Air pumps are one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly ways of heating or cooling a home. That’s why it’s a good investment, especially if installed properly.