Where is the summer's hide from the heat, if it's hot everywhere? What to speak about our apartments, which are unbearably stuffy. In this case, the purchase of an air conditioner can be a great help. Immediately you need to decide where to install it. Take the 2-room apartment as an example, as the advice given in this article is also suitable for those who live in a private house. So, where to install the air conditioner?
Choose a place for the air conditioner
Everything, of course, depends on what design the air conditioner itself is, because there is window equipment, and there are more modern split-systems. If this is a window, then it will not take long to puzzle. If the window air conditioner, then you need to decide in which window - in the bedroom window, and maybe the room? However, before puzzling about this, it is important to know that window air conditioners can only be installed on a window with a wooden frame. On metal-plastic windows such installation is not provided. However, if you really want, you can build in the metal. Only for this you have to order a new window, adapted for the future installation of a window air conditioner. Think whether it is worth it?
Window air conditioner
To wall into the wall also will not work, so how a window candy bar should "breathe" - blown air. But even if we assume that you still managed to install the window wonder-technology, over time you may regret it. The fact is that when the device is in operation it produces a lot of noise. So in the house you will be cool, but noisy. A kind of microclimate, which can be called "cool noise." Therefore, as a conditional situation, choose a split system.
So, you have become the happy owner of a modern air conditioner. What is a split system? From 2 blocks: one is external, and the other is internal. Installation begins with mounting the indoor unit and in a place where the air flow will not fall on you. Otherwise you risk lying down with a sore throat or, good, with pneumonia, with all the ensuing complications. Everything must be carefully thought out and executed in accordance with the recommendations set out.
So air conditioning cannot be placed
The place where your the indoor unit will be installed, must be the most suitable. Where can I install it? For example, in the bedroom.
As for this repository of peace, you have to break your head on which wall to install it. You can, of course, hang over your head - at the head. And you can on the opposite wall. Where is the best? And in fact, and in another case, cold flows will not bring you any harm only if the air conditioner is not located above the bed itself. If there is no other suitable place, then take care that the air flow does not fall on you.
If you decide to install an air conditioner over your head, then get ready for the fact that you will not be able to fully protect yourself from the flow of cold air.
If you choose the right place, refreshment in hot weather will be guaranteed. And yet you should not relax - there is still something to think about.
In such a bedroom it is not easy to find a suitable place for an air conditioner
First, the furniture. If the bedroom is loaded with bulky furniture, this creates the danger of dusting this room. The fact is that if the unit is located close to, say, a cabinet, the omnipresent dust that is on it, while operating the air conditioner, may be in your lungs and, most unpleasantly, in your bed, which will always create a feeling of discomfort instead of the expected pleasure. Please remember, the distance to the furniture must be at least 70 cm.
The air conditioner fit into the interior of
Secondly, the interior. The indoor unit air conditioner should fit nicely into the overall interior. Therefore, it is not necessary to mount it opposite the bedroom door or high to the ceiling. It's not beautiful. The distance from the ceiling should be 10-15 cm.
One can not say about such a nuance as curtains, tulle and blinds. Some people somehow manage to drape the wall unit of the air conditioner with them, which significantly impedes the movement of cold masses emanating from its vents.
One air conditioner for two rooms
Now let's talk about the second room. She, in addition to the bedroom, also claims to be the coolest room in the apartment. Here the movement compared with the bedroom more active. It is clear that anywhere in the room the unit is not pritulish. As already noted above, it should fit nicely into the overall interior and not blow off everyone who is there with its cold streams.
Do not forget about communication. Most likely, they will be external and hidden in the cable channel.Remember, the longer these communications, the more expensive the installation of air conditioning will cost you.
Too long a link between the external and internal units will significantly reduce the efficiency of the entire unit.
Yes, and imagine how the white wall of a cable channel crosses the entire wall of your room. Will it be beautiful?
All communications in the tunnel
It will turn out a little more expensive, but housing will look more elegant, if you make a strobe and lay communications in it. If there is an opportunity, then it is best to enter the communications into the apartment directly near the indoor unit.
Install on the wall of a multi-storey building
Now it is logical to move on to another part of the split-system - an external unit. There may be a lot of questions here too. But in general, where can it be fixed?
It is strictly prohibited to mount the device on a wall made of hollow bricks.
If you install it on the bare wall of a 16-story house, while you live on the tenth floor, then prepare to lay out a rather large amount from time to time, first, when installing it, and second, during preventative maintenance. An ideal place for mounting an external unit may be, for example, a balcony or another convenient place.
Air conditioner in a glassed-in balcony
It is strictly forbidden to install the outdoor unit on the balcony in that case if it is glazed and the windows cannot be opened wide. This can create obstacles for the heat to escape from the unit, with all the ensuing consequences.
The outdoor unit is installed very low
It is undesirable that the unit should be installed on the sunny side . Direct sunlight will heat the device, its effectiveness will decrease, and it will fail faster. The unit is better to install on the leeward side of the wall. With a strong wind, the removal of heat from the room will be difficult, leading to failures in the fan. Unfortunately, not all residents of apartment buildings can follow these recommendations, since the windows of their apartment most often face one side and it may turn out to be sunny.
It is prohibited to install an external device in such places:
First, if the outer part of the air conditioner is installed near the tree crown, the heat exchanger of the unit will be periodically clogged with leaves and other debris, flying when the wind from the trees. In addition, the branches can constantly beat on the body of the unit, which sooner or later will lead to its breakdown. If there was no other place where it would be possible to install an external unit, contrary to the love of nature, the crown of a nearby tree would have to be shortened.
Secondly, if the air conditioner is fixed at a low height, it will be constantly polluted not only by the ground itself, but also by snow. If the reasons for this installation are due to technical necessity, then you can purchase or make a special stand yourself.
Thirdly, the air conditioner should not be installed near the gas pipe. In the event of a gas leak, this may cause an explosion.
Not every neighbor will agree to plug his ears
It is necessary to take into account such a nuance - this is the removal of condensate. Of course, the condensate itself is displayed on the street. Water must not be allowed to fall on the wall. In order to avoid such wetting, a sewage system is being installed, which, in principle, will slightly increase the equipment installation project cost.
It is impossible not to say that the question may arise and ethical. An external device generates noise during operation, which will create some inconveniences for people living in the neighborhood. You can not get away with trouble if it will monotonously buzz over the window of your neighbors. Trouble may also arise if condensate from the tube regularly drips onto the heads of passersby.
Thanks to the air conditioner in your apartment there will be favorable conditions for the whole family, but it is important to remember that a comfortable microclimate in hot weather is created not only by the devices intended for this, but also by respectful relationships with people living next door to you.
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