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Air Conditioner Installation
What are the key components in an air conditioner system?
An air conditioner system comprises of an indoor unit known as a fan coil unit and an outdoor unit known as a condenser unit. Both of these units are integrated by connecting pipes and wiring. A Fan Coil Unit (FCU) is known as indoor unit because it is installed inside your house or office premises as it is use to absorb heat and cool the surrounding indoor environment. The main component in the FCU is the cooling coil which is known as an evaporator coil. A Condenser Unit (CU) is also known as outdoor unit because is usually installed outside of the house. Heat is absorbed by the FCU is transferred to the condenser which releases it to the surrounding outdoor environment. The main component in the condenser is the compressor.
What are the key raw materials used in air conditioner installation?
Copper tubing, Insulators, Cable Wire, PVC pipe and PVC casing.
Why is it important to use high quality raw material in air conditioner installation?
The types of raw material used in your air conditioner installation will greatly affect the efficiency and life span of your air conditioning system. Air conditioner installed with inferior raw materials will soon have lots of problems and will have a much shorter life span.
What are the main differences between window unit, single split unit, multi-split unit, portable air conditioner and ceiling cassette?
All the aircon components are housed in a single unit which is installed via an opening in the wall. Hence, there is no inter-piping or connection. Window unit are usually noisier compared to split unit due to design.
Single Split Unit
Single Split unit is made of one indoor and one outdoor unit. The indoor unit is known as Fan Coil. It helps to cool the room. The outdoor unit is known as Condenser. It helps to disperse heat. Both the fan coil and condenser are inter-connected via piping.
Multi Split Unit
Multi Split unit has one condenser with two or more fan coil units. In other words, multi split unit is normally made up of multiple fan coils sharing the same condenser.
Portable Air Conditioner
A portable air conditioner is an air conditioner that is mobile. Unlike window, through-the-wall, or central air conditioning units, portable units do not require permanent installation. Commonly, these units have caster wheels for easy portability, are relatively lightweight and are generally about 28″ to 34″ tall.
Ceiling cassette A/C units are mounted as the name suggests; in the ceiling. This is most effective in a suspended or “floating” ceiling where there is room to accommodate the unit. Since cold air falls towards the floor, the ceiling mounting provides exceptional coverage and, provided the fans are powerful enough, a ceiling cassette A/C unit can cover a fairly large room. Being in the ceiling also means that the units are out of the way. Since the condenser is located outside the building, a ceiling cassette A/C unit is exceptionally quiet. Further to this, along with modern technology such as adjustable thermostats and variable speed fans, ceiling cassette A/C units are exceptionally energy efficient. Photocatalytic purification filters can also be used with them to filter the air of pollutants and other harmful particulate, meaning the A/C unit can pull double duty as an air purifier.
Air Conditioner Brand, Sizes and Types
What is the recommended or minimum air conditioner capacity required for your room?
For HDB room, normally an air conditioner with BTU 9000 is enough for the room. You can also compute the BTU based on your room size. Recommended BTU/hr = Area of your room x 65 If you room size is a square room area is 15 feet X 15 feet, Recommended BTU/hr would be 15x15x65= 14,625
Which air conditioner brand is more popular or has lesser problem?
Based on our experience handling different types of air conditioner problems, it is true that certain brands of air conditioner tend to be more reliable and has lesser problems. Examples of such air conditioner brands include but are not limited to Mitsubishi Electric, Daikin and Panasonic. Take note that even if you purchase a good brand of air conditioner, there is still a luck factor involved because normally out of the million pieces of aircon produced, there bound to be some units that may be faulty. Beside this luck factor, there are also a few other crucial factors determining whether your newly installed air conditioner is reliable and lasting. These key factors include:
- the quality of raw materials used for installation;
- proper installation;
- proper maintenance including regular servicing
What is the difference in benefit between an inverter and a non-inverter air conditioner?
The main benefit of an inverter aircon is its energy saving capability and reduced noise level compared to a non-inverter aircon. This is because the inverter aircon has an inverter circuit. This inverter circuit is able to regulate the compressor’ s rotational speed, thus reducing its energy consumption and noise level.
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