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 con where
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
WATER DRAINAGE AND LOCATION : PAY ATTENTION
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
we can suggest the best solution many ways.
NON – STANDARD AIR CON INSTALLATIONS
NOT ALL HOMES ARE STRAIGHTFORWARD. BUT NEARLY ALL HAVE A WAY
If your install doesn’t look like any on the map above then remain calm. The manufacturers want to sell these things, so they make them in such a way as to be able to fit in lots of places. First :
Do we have enough space on the inside ? Small units we only need 900mm x 300mm of empty wall. Large ones 1150mm width, 350mm height. If you do not have enough space do not proceed to next step. No air con for you. For those of you with space please continue.
Has your home ever been leased? The real estate websites now have a massive collection of houses with pictures, plans and detailed descriptions. Type the address in see what you can find. Save yourself all the trouble and just send us the link as below. We can extract a plan and mark it up for you. Send it back.
Failing that, you could take your own pics, or draw your own plans, email them in and we will confirm that this is the best solution or not, along with a price. Plans don’t have to be scaled or even straight. Just so we can get an idea of the layout.
We can quote accurately with NO pictures or plans 90% of the time.
IDEAS TO HELP YOU DECIDE THE BEST LOCATION IN YOUR HOME
FIND the best place for your SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CON
THIS PAGE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T HARD AIR CON INSTALLED BEFORE OR NEED IDEAS.
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
ENOUGH OF AIR CONDITIONER INFORMATION YET?
ONE BUTTON BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO the greatest ever tv CHEF. NO NEED TO COME BACK. ENJOY.
Where to from here?
Examples of different installations
The side entry is used when a standard back to back install is not possible.
examples of b side entry
Left and right side entry are examples of B installation on top map. Where the pipes cannot exit rear, maybe a room behind the head unit. The Third, no cavity install is 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 rarest installs
Left side Entry
Right side Entry
No rear cavity
Upside Down Split
The most difficult of all Installations
Reserved for only the most special people is the upside down air conditioner. Authorization is required from Canberra for this install. Special equipment, preparation and an upside down house. Only the best of the elite air conditioning men will attempt such an install. Most are never heard from again. Madness be their lot.
If requesting this install, build yourself an upside down house first. Should you survive construction of such a house, you may be worthy of an upside down air con. We shall consider this task on a case by case basis.