Facts About Air Conditioning and Heating Repair
Posted On June 10, 2020
If you have installed your new ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system, you’ll have to determine where you want to install your air conditioning controller? Below are a few tips and hints on air conditioning controllers. Action Air Conditioning Installation & Heating of San Diego is one of the authority sites on this topic.
Firstly, should you only have one air conditioning controller for your system or more than one? If you have a home on 2 storeys or more, you really should have more than just one controller. If you only get a single air conditioner controller you will need to go up and down the stairs constantly when you need to change the controller setting. Even if you’re going to be able to manage it for a while, at some point it will get tiring.
Many people decide to put their main living area with an air conditioning controller and a second controller in their master bedroom. The controller in the main living area makes it accessible by day, and the controller in the master bedroom allows house owners to control the system by night. If the master bedroom and living spaces are on the same level, you might even need a third controller to place them on the other level.
Having two air conditioner controllers (one in the living area and one in the master bedroom) is useful also for single story houses. It costs less and it is easier to get this done at the time of installation than trying to get the installers to come back to retrofit the second air conditioning controller at a later date. It should also cost only a few hundred dollars extra for a second air conditioning controller so it should definitely be a consideration.
So where is your air conditioning controller supposed to be? Usually, you should ask the controller to place it at the height of your light switch. Try installing the controller close to other switches and controls (such as safety controllers or light switches). Try placing the controller in an inconspicuous location where possible. The controller will usually have to go to an outside wall (or cavity wall) to be able to get the wire back up to the roof space. Speak on the day of installation with the electrician as he will be able to give you the best advice as to where the controller may and should be located.
With this advice in mind, putting your main controller in a great position shouldn’t be a challenge. Recall trying to install in an unsightly location. Seek also to have a few controller positions in your mind in case the electrician is unable to mount the device at your first option.