Saturday, 1 October 2016

Important Things to Know When Installing Aircon for Buildings

Several things go into making buildings comfortable; among them air conditioners or simply aircons. On cold days it makes things warm enough and when it becomes too hot outside in Singapore, building aircons help to keep our buildings cool enough. Poor air conditioning has often been the reason why otherwise productive workers fail to perform. Few people have what it takes to install the important aircons leaving it to contractors to do a good job that doesn’t compromise people as they work. If you are a contractor in Singapore here are some important things you need to know about aircon installation for buildings:

Strength, space and safety
The wall or surface upon which aircon units stand must be strong enough to bear extra weight. Always check wall strength before installing both the outdoor and indoor units to prevent accidents. It is imperative that you leave at least 15cm of space between the unit and your wall to ensure proper circulation around it. If you don’t give the unit some room between walls or other obstacles, it will have to work harder to create the best environment in your building. Experts for example, advise people not to put aircons too close to the bed or furniture as it can keep it from working properly.

Safety is very important when installing aircon in all buildings as putting it in the wrong position could harm people living or working there. Building owners in Singapore value every inch of space they can save as it is always a good business opportunity. Being a contractor, you must therefore put this into consideration before installing an aircon to make sure that it doesn’t take up more room than necessary.

The size of a room determines the size of aircon unit to install. If you install a small unit for a big, it will not be enough for the job while installing a big unit for a small building is simply wasteful as the extra power it needs to run can be used for other applications.

Energy efficiency
The entire world is dealing with climate issues caused by energy inefficiency but before things go completely haywire manufacturers are making more energy efficient appliances. Energy efficient aircons have labels indicating how good they are at conserving energy. If you choose an energy efficient air conditioner in Singapore you will be saving yourself some money that you could have instead used to cater to high electricity bills.

Before installing the aircon, check that the room is properly sealed to avoid leaks. If a home is not properly sealed, hot air is likely to come in and compromise the efforts of your aircon. This spells losses as you will need more power to make your home cool enough. Aircon installation experts always check the ductwork before placing the unit because they clearly understand that poor ductwork compromises effectiveness of a unit. There shouldn’t be any leaks or blockage in a building’s ductwork before aircon installation as these will make it perform worse than expected leading to huge financial and energy losses for building management.

Lifestyle of residents
Before installing the aircon in a building, pause to consider the lifestyle of residents in order to place the unit in the most appropriate place. If you place it in a place where people smoke, you are simply exposing everyone who relies on it to dangerous second hand smoke. The government of Singapore is stepping up with decisive action against smoking in aircon rooms to reduce the risk of lung cancer and other ailments.

Aircon type
An installation expert must understand the type of aircon they are working with if they want to place it accordingly. Non-inverter aircon functions in the simplest way that relies on a thermostat. If temperature falls below the set point, the unit turns off until temperatures return to the desired numbers before turning on again. This principle overworks an aircon unit too much which is not very energy efficient according to experts. The other type is the inverter aircon which doesn’t keep turning on and off but rather allows the user to set high, medium or cruising power. This is considered ideal and most energy efficient for those seeking to save money.

Aircon add-ons
Anyone who has ever installed aircons knows that it is important to consider any accessories that can be used to improve its functionality. Things like heat pumps can be added to aircons to make them serve the extra role of water heater. Professionals recommend leaving ample room for add-ons to make things easier when you actually need them.

Cost, maintenance and savings
Cost of aircon installation depends on a lot of variables for locals. It could depend on the brand, size, complexity of task and any add-ons that need to be fitted alongside the aircon. This is why property owners are advised to discuss prospective installation with potential contractors so that they can prepare their funds. Budgeting for aircon installation prevents spur of the moment decisions that can lead to losses.

During installation you must understand that while comfort is the ultimate objective of air conditioning, people are also trying to save money. It is therefore your duty to place units at appropriate locations where they will perform to their fullest without extra costs for property owners.

It is important to think about maintenance activities before installation. This helps to ensure that there is enough space for repair experts to work without aggravating a problem. The aircon must be kept in a dry, dust free room to ensure that it is in top shape at all times. When dust gathers in the aircon’s nooks and crannies it would be impossible for it to function optimally.

It takes proper understanding of aircons for one to install it appropriately. If you don’t know how things work it important to conduct some research till you are confident that you can do it properly. There are also professionals whose job is to install aircons safely albeit for a fee. It doesn’t cost much though, to cool your Singapore home if you choose a professional who knows how to do things right.