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How to install a split air conditioner?

You purchased a window air conditioning to chill your room or apartment. Now what? Time to install it! Luckily, it only takes a few minutes and you’ll be cool soon. Follow our step-by-step guide to form installing your window AC as easily as possible.

Before You Start

Make sure you decide on a window close enough to an outlet. Most window AC’s have power cords between 5 and 6 feet long. See what side of the AC the cord spreads from, and choose an outlet the string spreads. Also, have your owner’s manual bent follow alongside the manufacturer’s directions.

Split AC installation starts with deciding the location of an indoor and outdoor unit of the air conditioners. After the location is confirmed, the installation of an indoor unit is started.

A Split AC unit has the following parts:

• Indoor unit

• Outdoor unit also called external unit

• Wall bracket (Optional)

• Remote control

• Connecting pipes

Split AC installation requires the following tools:

• Screws

• Screwdriver

• Drilling machine

• Copper pipes

• Basic toolbox

Split AC installation steps

1. Making holes as per wall bracket

In the split AC box, there’s an aluminum wall bracket with all the required holes and attachments. Inject the indoor unit of split AC on this support. To start the split AC indoor unit connection, holes are noticeable on the wall as per the bracket.

2. Penetrating holes in the wall

After marking the holes on the wall, remove the wall bracket and drill holes in the wall with a drilling machine at the marks. Thereafter fix the bracket with the screws in the holes.

3. Passing important pipes and cables through the wall

After fixing the bracket on the wall, drill a hole (of large diameter) across the wall to pass copper pipes called refrigerant tubing, drain hose, and cable to ascribe the inside door unit with the outdoor unit of split AC .

4. Installing indoor unit of split AC

Now split AC indoor unit is firmly straddling on the wall bracket. Thereafter pass the copper pipes (coupled to the indoor unit) through the opening drilled across the wall. Connect the drain pipe to a minimum of one end of the indoor unit, pass it through the same hole, and leave it free within the open space for water drainage.

5. Installing outdoor unit of split AC

Handle the outdoor unit of split AC with care because it is sort of heavy. Bring the outdoor unit of split AC outside to things where the installation goes to need a place. The outdoor unit also can be mounted on an external wall with the assistance of support. The wall on which you’ll mount the outdoor unit should be strong enough in touch with its weight and vibrations.

6. Installation of copper pipes and electrical connections

Once the indoor and therefore the outdoor units of the split air conditioning are through with fitting, connect the 2 AC units with copper pipe. Finally, pass the electric cable through the hole to connect the indoor unit of split AC to the outdoor unit of split AC.

7. Final check

After installing the indoor unit of split AC, the outdoor unit of split AC, copper pipes, drain hose and all electrical connections of split AC, switch ON the air conditioner to check if it works properly. See more