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Can you install split system air conditioning yourself?

10 February 2021

Can you install split system air conditioning yourself?

Can You DIY Split System Air Conditioning?

If you’re a DIY aficionado, you might be wondering: can you install split system air conditioning yourself? Generally, this type of air conditioning unit is relatively straightforward to install.

However, it does require specialist knowledge and skills that you’re unlikely to have unless you’re a qualified electrician. So if you’re adding split system A/C into your home, there are a few reasons why we recommend hiring a professional to help.

What is a split system air conditioning system?

A split system involves both an indoor and outdoor unit (the split part) connected through your wall. Unlike ducted AC units, which require the installation of ducts into your roof, a split system AC unit can be added onto any room in your home and is ideal for cooling specific parts of your house.

Split system air conditioning is a highly popular choice for all types of homes. As well as being a cost- and energy-effective solution, split system air conditioning means the noisiest part of the system is located outdoors. This lets you enjoy great quality air conditioning without distracting noises.

Units are available in a variety of sizes, so they’re great for properties both large and small. Added to that, multiple units can be combined to form a system for larger or multi-level homes.

How are split system AC units installed?

For the indoor unit of a split system air conditioning set-up, you’ll need a clear indoor wall space that will allow pipes to feed through the wall to the outdoor unit. It’s also important that the indoor unit is mounted away from direct heat and sunlight. The indoor unit needs to be carefully placed to make sure that there is good airflow around it. Professional electricians like the team at O’Brien Electrical are trained to identify the best placement for indoor units.

Similarly, the outdoor unit must be placed in an appropriate location that is protected from dust and direct sunlight. Next, the two units are connected with pipes, wiring, and cabling, and the unit can then be set up to your preferences. Qualified electricians are highly experienced at making these connections correctly and ensuring that a new split system air conditioning unit is functioning properly and safely.

Can I install split system air conditioning myself?

You never want to take chances with electrics at home. For the safety of you and your family, it’s vital that electrical work like installing air conditioning units is always carried out by a trained and qualified professional electrician.

When you enlist the services of a specialist, you can be confident that you’re getting the best advice about the type of unit to use and where to install it within your home.

You’ll also have the peace of mind that every part of the installation process is being carried out to the highest standards. Installing a split system air conditioner can be tricky if you don’t have the relevant knowledge, but using an electrician completely takes the burden away from you.

At O’Brien Electrical Bendigo, our expert local electricians have unbeatable knowledge and skills when it comes to installing split system air conditioning. We will make sure that your air conditioner is installed carefully and safely so that it performs at its best. Don’t attempt to install split system air conditioning yourself – instead, contact us for a reliable and professional service from the experts.


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