BEST PLACE FOR AN AIR CONDITIONER
We've decided on a 7 and a 2.5 kw. now what?
Best place for an air conditioner
IF WE DO GET AN AIR
WILL WE PUT IT ?
Example House Plan
showing possible locations
- A : Standard install covered fully by our listed prices
- B : Standard Install covered fully by our listed prices
- C : Slightly more than A and B, maximum extra of $100. May be less
- D : Up Over is a maximum $300, but usually around $200 extra
As you can see, even if we arrive and it’s a difficult install, our prices are still reasonable. We’re not going to double it. With this quoting structure there’s no need for us to drive around all summer admiring peoples homes. If you want us to do the job fine, please just guess which one resembles yours the closest. Tell us on the phone.
Being up front honest about any difficult installs actually makes it cheaper because we send more guys, we’re mentally prepared for a mission and off we go. If you tell us it’s easy and you’re booked for Friday afternoon. We arrive 2 men out and you’ve decided you want it through the roof and around the block, that sort of Friday afternoon shock does disturbing things to our prices.
AIR CONDITIONER LOCATION AND DRAINAGE
However : This is important so pay attention. Scientists are still working on a method to make water flow up hill. Until they finish this research, the water drainage from C or D must run down hill from head units. Water cannot be made to flow inside the wall, or up and over in a pipe.
Middle of the house it usually cannot go. If there’s no where downhill for the water to drain, If there’s more than 15 metres to the outside wall, forget it. If you call us to come and install a unit there, you can expect us to turn around and go home. We don’t want to wreck your house as much as you don’t want your house wrecked. So, please – take A.C.E man’s advice. The best place for an air conditioner is A, B, C or D. There is no other option. Download the above image so you can refer to it later here
If you’re still unsure draw us a plan, send us a PDF or take a couple photos of the room inside
DIFFICULT AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLS
Many homes have limited space or obstacles
If you’re unsure which is the best place for an air conditioner – draw a plan like this and send it to us
Plan can be detailed
Plan can be hand drawn
- A – one room : measure + add location
- B – Living area : measurements + add location
- C – Living area measurements + ideas you had for pipes
- D – Side entry showing locations of head and base
For the basic area or size decision, this is all we need. One large step for a person 170cm tall is close enough to a metre. Step out your space length and width, draw something like this and send it our way.
In either case we need measurements – Total area size in metres. To help you decide the best place for an air conditioner, we need as much information as possible. Please put measurements and contact details on there minimum.
Help us find the best place for your air conditioner :
Send a photo or two, measure the places marked on the photos. Sometimes the best location for an air conditioner is a place you wouldn’t have thought of. When we look at your photos, we might have a suggestion you didn’t expect.
If you’ve read through this page and still have questions, feel free to call up and ask. Phone advice and recommendations are free. During business hours*
* Calling after 6 pm puts your job to the back of the queue.
** Normal phone hours are 7am – 6pm six days a week.
*** Unless you’re family – in which case phone hours are 1 – 2 pm Tuesday
Where to from here?
Where to from here?
It’s likely we can quote your
job on the phone without
plans or pictures
You most likely don’t need to send a plan. Only do so if you think your job isn’t standard. Most jobs are standard. That’s what standard is. With few exceptions, we can find a way to make the installation neat, straightforward and efficient. If you’re unsure, best call up. Emailing during busy times could see a week with back and forth emails till we decide on a plan. If you call, we come, and nearly every home can have an air con installed somewhere effective.
Most installs have one head inside, hole through the wall one condenser outside. If you have 1100mm wall space (large) or 800mm wall space (small) and a nice spot outside, you’re good to go. Just call and make a booking. This page is for people who aren’t sure, or haven’t had an AC installed before.
Examples of different installations.
The side entry is used when a rear entry (standard) install is not possible.
Possible AC Installs
Side entry is used when a
rear entry not possible.
Left side Entry
Right side Entry
No rear cavity
Upside Down Split
Left and right side entry are self explanatory. Where the pipes cannot exit rear, or there’s another room behind the wall we’re mounting on. The Third, no cavity install is where we cannot find a wall where we can do a side entry or a standard install. This is very rare. This is one of two I have done in over a thousand installs in the last few years. You won’t get one of these unless you’re special.
The most difficult of all Installations
Reserved for the special people is the upside down air conditioner. Authorization is required from Canberra for this install. Special equipment, preperation and an upside down house. Only the elite air conditioning man will attempt such an install. Some are never heard from again. Madness be their lot. If requesting this install, be sure to call ahead before you call, so we can record the call. Nobody will believe us that someone actually ordered this one. When you build an upside down house, we will come and install an upside down air con free.