Where To Put Your New Central Air Unit

4 May 2023
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Are you thinking about switching from a window air conditioner to a central air setup? Do you already have central air but your current unit is on its last legs and it's time for a new AC installation? Either way, one consideration before you move forward is to figure out the optimal place for the central air unit to be installed. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Stay Out of the Sun

Is your current A/C unit installed in a location where the sun sometimes hits it during the day? This is an opportunity to switch things up and make things easier on your air conditioner. Keeping the A/C unit out of direct sunlight means the A/C won't have to work as hard to get the job done. It may also be able to switch off sooner and that will lead to a lower energy bill over time.

Be Aware of the Noise

Is your current central air unit installed outside someone's bedroom or an area of the house that you frequently use? The central air unit can make a bit of noise when it is in operation so it's a good idea to make sure the location you pick is away from any windows or any location where the noise of the unit might disturb someone.

Ensure Proper Air Flow

A central air unit needs proper airflow and ventilation in order to get the job done. Make sure the unit has room on all sides when it is installed. You should also clear the area of debris and make sure debris never piles up in this location in the future. In other words, your pile of logs for the fire should be nowhere near the central air unit. Be sure to also keep the grass in this area well-cut and pull weeds as necessary.

The Ground Should Be Even

You need to have a completely level or flat piece of land for your new central air unit. If you try to install an A/C unit on uneven ground, you are going to end up with a unit that makes vibration sounds due to the tilt. A tilted A/C unit could also damage the parts.

Consider a Cover

After your new A/C is installed one last consideration to discuss with the installer is the addition of an A/C unit cover or some type of protective fencing. This will help shield the unit from debris in the future and ensure the unit's longevity.

For more information on A/C installation, contact a professional near you.