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Air Conditioning Installer: All You Need to Know

Air conditioning is an absolute must for all regions in South East Asia, due to the extremely hot and humid conditions. For this reason, it is imperative to ensure that your entire air conditioning system is correctly installed. To help you understand the installation process, here is what you need to know.


Positioning Your Air Conditioning

The positioning of air conditioning units is one of the most important things that you need to consider when having your air conditioning installed.  The outside unit  (condenser unit) needs to be located in a position so that it doesn’t impact on your neighbours or yourself, because the noise from the condenser fan can be very unpleasant for everybody.  Don’t put the outside unit near bedroom windows, either yours or your neighbour’s. Remember if you don’t get the placement of the air conditioner right the first, and you have to move it due to complaints or any other reason, it is going to be quite costly to relocate the condenser unit. It is best to get the advice from a registered installer to ensure that your air conditioner is in the best position.


Air Conditioning Cooling Capacity

Choosing the right air conditioner will depend on a lot of factors, room size, ceiling height, insulation, size of windows, level of sunlight and more. Below is an approximation for cooling capacities for different room sizes.

Units of measure that determine an air-conditioning system’s size are:

BTU (British Thermal Unit) – used to describe how much cooling or heating a home needs. 


Choosing an Air Conditioning Installer

Choosing the right air conditioning installer will determine the difference between a perfect aircon installation and an installation that will provides you with endless frustrations.  If you buy your air conditioner from a retailer, they will most likely have a list of recommended installers.  If you are planning to find an installer that supplies and fits, you can post a job on to request quotes. 

Check that the aircon installer is experienced and qualified, and appropriately licensed.  Make sure they provide a clear quote with all materials and cost, including VAT/GST. Check all references, so that you can see what their past work is like.


Other Things to Consider

One of the things that you’ll need to think about is, what unit is the right for you?  

There are 4 main different types available:

  • In wall
  • Split system
  • Reverse cycle 
  • Ducted 

Your air conditioning supplier or installer should be able to help you make the right decision.  By using the cooling capacity chart and advice from the supplier or installer, you’ll get a unit that is the right size will also meet your needs.

If noise is a concern, try looking for a unit that is quieter when it runs. However, a quieter unit can be less powerful.  

Another option is to employ the services of an acoustical engineer; they can design a special enclosure to fit around the air conditioner, which can reduce the noise levels.


Your Budget

There are 3 costs involved in installing an air conditioner, the cost of the installation, the cost of the air conditioner itself and how much the air conditioner will cost to run.  You should factor these 3 cost into your budget, as there is no point getting a top of the range air conditioner if you cannot afford to have it installed.  

If you need a qualified air conditioner installer in your area, kluje has qualified air conditioner installer  available to assist you. 


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