Did you know that one of the factors that affect Air Conditioner efficiency is the installation? A right installation performed is synonymous with optimal efficiency, least repairs and controlled energy bills while a faulty installation can mean all opposites; compromised efficiency, frequent repairs and uncontrolled energy bills. This is why HVAC professionals always endorse professional installation. However, Ductless Air Conditioner installation is relatively less tricky than the duct air conditioner so;
- If you are tight on budget
- A technician is not available 
or
- You have previous experience in the installation
you might consider trying a DIY. To ensure you perform installation like a pro, here are 7 important guidelines.
Note: Please note that performing a DIY installation voids the warranty. So if your system comes with a reliable and long warranty, better not waste it and avoid DIY. 

Installing mini split Air Conditioner

1. Analyse the strength of the wall

It is important to choose a strong wall for mounting the unit. A wall that is weak or damaged can result in banging your AC down on the floor on some summer afternoon. So the very basic thing is to ensure the wall chosen for mounting the unit has the capacity to hold its weight.

2. Measure the spacing carefully

The spacing around the unit is an important factor. For fair air flow, there has to be a space of almost 15 cm above and around the unit.

3. Consider height from the ground

The proper flow of air using a Split system has a lot to do with its height. Ideally, the unit should be mounted 7-8 feet above the ground.

4. Choose a location away from sunlight 

When choosing the location for the indoor and outdoor unit, it is important to choose a location where the direct sunlight does not hit. Placing either of these units under direct sunlight significantly drop their efficiency

5. Choose a flat placement 

The indoor unit of split ac is mounted, however, the outdoor unit is placed on the ground. But the guideline is not the place is directly on the ground. Choose a flat surface, preferably a slab which is non-metallic and is a good absorber of moisture and heat. This will save the unit from corrosion and premature wear and tear.

6. Don't over distance indoor, outdoor unit

Keeping the right distance between the indoor and outdoor unit is the key to losing the least amount of cooling. As the refrigerant flows between the units, there is always some loss of cooling. To keep this loss minimum, the distance between the indoor and outdoor unit should be no more than 15 meters.

7. Keep the right tilt angle 

Establishing a slight tilt when mounting the aluminium bracket for the indoor unit allows the indoor unit to also be at a slight tilt when mounted. This tilt helps to drain the condensate better and blocks the possibilities of indoor drainage.

Have you ever performed DIY installation of a Split Air Conditioner unit? How was that? And do you think performing a Do It Yourself for Split Air Conditioner can be cost-effective?

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