Deciding to have air conditioning installed in your home is a big decision and whether you’re thinking of upgrading an outdated system or you’re having it installed for the very first time there are a number of things to take into consideration when choosing air con. Perth is lucky in that the climate allows us to choose from both simple evaporative water based AC units as well as more sophisticated ducted air conditioning; Perth can handle both types thanks to our relatively low humidity levels.
Obviously you’ll want to think about which brand of system or unit you want to go for and your reputable local dealer can help advise you with regards to which is the perfect choice for you. A good air conditioning supplier will also be able to offer advice on installation and will have a team of highly trained specialists who will be able to fit your air conditioner so that it achieves maximum efficiency and performance.
So what are some of the things you should ensure that the company fitting your air conditioning is aware of? Read on as we give you the low down on things that a professional air con Perth supplier will take care of as standard practise:
- The indoor unit will be suspended from a threaded rod which is in turn hung from the rafters of your house. This means that no part of the unit will be touching the ceiling, therefore reducing any noise caused by vibrations.
- Your indoor unit will be placed in an “emergency drip tray” that has rubber feet. Again, this will help ensure quiet running as well as catching any leaks should they occur.
- If the primary drain outlet becomes blocked the condensate water will be re-directed to a secondary drain rather than being allowed to leak onto the ceiling.
- In a quality air conditioner fitted by a professional, both the lines of the refrigerant pipes will be insulated.
- Maximum airflow is achieved by hanging all ductwork by a strap.
- The return air grilles will be sized so “return air noise” is kept to a minimum.
- An acoustic return air duct will be fitted to again, minimise return air noise.
- Each outlet will be fitted with manual “in line” dampers so airflow can be adjusted to each member of the household’s preferred level.
- The refrigerant pipes on the outside of the house will be encased in a coloured bond pipe covering that matches your exterior bricks or paint.
- The outdoor unit will be mounted on rubber pads to minimise vibration and therefore noise.
A good quality air conditioning installer will take care of all of things for you so you can be assured that your air conditioning is performing to its absolute optimum – something that is especially important in ducted air conditioning. Perth is lucky as local company Customised Air Conditioning employ installation experts who are fully trained as standard in all of the above practices. If you’re looking for a new system, or even just some advice, why not give them a call today?