How to install an air conditioner with your own hands: useful tips

Probably, everyone after purchasing the split system asked the question: “How to install the air conditioner - with your own hands or with the help of specialists?” It is worth saying that the installation of this air conditioning system does not take much time and effort. As practice shows, this problem can be solved in one day.

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In addition, installing a split-system with your own hands can significantly save money. But, when installing an air conditioner, you must remember that the quality and service life of the entire cooling system will depend on the correctness of your actions. Therefore, this process must be treated with special attention.

How to install an air conditioner with your own hands: we choose a place for installation

Before fixing all the components, you need to decide on the place where they will work. As a rule, an air conditioner consists of two units - an indoor unit (one that attaches to the wall in the room) and an outdoor unit (which is installed outside). As for the first part, it should be mounted exclusively on durable dowels, so that then the entire expensive device does not fall down and crash. It is also recommended that this unit be kept away from direct sunlight. As for the external parts, they must also be fastened with durable dowels. But besides this, care should be taken to ensure that this box is located in a place that does not interfere with maintenance. Also avoid cases when snow falls on the outdoor unit in winter - it is better to make a visor over it.

How to install an air conditioner with your own hands: drilling holes in the walls

After a successful selection of a place, you need to drill holes in the wall for pipes with refrigerant and electrical wiring. It is also worth taking care of drainage pipes, which will bring excess water to the street. Often, for this all you need to be prepared for drilling holes with a diameter of 6-7 centimeters. The hole is quite large, so after installation you should take care of thermal insulation so that the room does not have a draft.

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How to install air conditioning: fixing blocks

After you have made the holes, you can begin to install the blocks themselves - external and internal. In both cases, make sure that the structure is even. Deviations of at least one degree (in the angle of inclination) are categorically unacceptable. The fact is that neglecting the angle of inclination will lead to improper operation of the air conditioner. Also avoid installing blocks near explosive objects. For fastening, use metal bolts, - there should not be any wires, scotch tape or other “snots” in the installation of blocks.

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How to install an air conditioner with your own hands: laying a pipeline

And the last stage, completing the installation of our system, is the laying of the pipeline. For the air conditioner, it is best to use steel pipes made of oxygen-free copper, which do not have signs of welded joints. As for the drainage system, here you can install a flexible metal-plastic pipe. It is also important to remember that it must have an angle of inclination down. At this stage, the installation of the air conditioner is completed!


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