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A series of steps that have been divided into three parts result to AC installation. Installation of AC involves firstly installation of the indoor unit and the sub steps include ; selection of an unobstructed location on the interior wall to mount the indoor air conditioning unit, securing of the mounting plate to the interior wall and creation of hole to fit in the piping among others. There are some dos and don’ts that need to be observed during selection of an unobstructed location on the interior wall to mount the indoor air conditioning unit.

The dos and don’ts of the first step include installing the unit at least one meter away from the antenna, connecting lines, power, radio, television, telephones among others, avoiding direct sunlight and heat sources and avoiding locations where oil mist exists or gas may leak.

Securing the mounting plate to the interior wall is the next sub step in which has some series of steps. They include holding the mounting plate against the wall, using a level to make sure the plate is horizontally level, drilling holes into the wall at appropriate spots to affix the plate to the wall and finally inserting plastic anchors into the holes. So as to fit the piping then a hole is created. The sub steps include; finding the best spot for the hole to the exterior based on the opening in the mounting bracket, drilling a hole that has a diameter of about eight centimeters through the wall in which the slope should be downward toward the exterior and finally inserting a flexible flange into the hole.

Checking of the electrical connections involves lifting the unit’s front panel, removing the cover and being sure the cable wires are connected to the screw terminals. Connecting of the pipes follows suit coupled with other procedures. The procedure includes; running the piping from the indoor unit toward the hole drilled through the wall, cutting a length of PVC pipe shorter than the length between the exterior and interior surfaces of the wall, placing the pipe cap on the interior end of the PVC pipe, binding the copper pipes the power cables and drain pipes together using an electrical tape, securing the pipe to the indoor unit, joining the water drainage to the indoor unit’s base and running the bound pipes and cables through the hole in the wall.

Securing the indoor unit to the mounting plate by pressing the unit against the mounting plate is the final step of installation of the indoor unit. The next part in the installation of an AC unit is installation of the outdoor condenser. It involves choosing the best place to the outdoor unit which also involves choosing the outdoor unit location needs away from any hot, trafficked areas and having a considerable space that ensures proper functioning. A concrete pad is used to level and lay the ground as a sub step of installation of outdoor unit. The concrete pad should be high enough so that the condenser sits above winter levels.

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