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Best Air Conditioning Installation Positions

Knowing the best air conditioning installation positions Auckland will increase the enjoyment of your investment. As a rule of thumb, a split unit air conditioner is best installed in a central position within a room to achieve a balanced airflow. Let’s look at it room by room.

Bedroom Air Conditioning Installation

A prime installation spot for your bedroom air conditioner will ensure the air avoids flowing directly over you while you sleep.

This is because you will cool down more and more as you sleep to the point of discomfort. In addition, the majority of people find the constant air friction across their skin to be an irritant. It can also bring on an inflamed throat by the time you awake.

This means that the wall behind the headboard, to the left or right of the bed, is good with the vent pointing outwards into the room, not downwards. By the time the cold air sinks it will have passed the bed.

Lounge Air Conditioning Installation

In the lounge, you do want the air to be directed towards you so install the equipment opposite the seating positions. Install it as high as possible as hot air rises and cold air sinks, so a high position gives you more comprehensive cooling.

Ducted Air Conditioning Installation

Ducted air conditioning can help you avoid the above challenges if you have planned the air vents correctly. The positioning of the vents should be as per above and you will have much more flexibility as you can add extra vents where needed.

External Unit Installation

All air conditioners have an external unit and their position needs to be considered as well.

Shaded Position

Your air conditioning system Auckland will benefit greatly from a shaded exterior unit, away from direct sunlight.

Ventilation Upkeep

Your external unit should not be installed in a stuffy, constricted position with a dense bush growing over it. Good ventilation is needed and regular checkups on this are also needed. Free airflow is key to an efficient and longlasting system.


It is vital that split systems are installed on a wall or concrete slab that doesn’t transfer vibration to the interior. Note: The vibration is greater when on the heating setting. If this is not possible then a vibration padding system or platform needs to be installed with it by a sound-wave specialist. It is usually comprised of layers of different non-hard materials – a piece of timber will not do the trick.

If you share a wall with a neighbour this would not be a recommended position for installation.


Your external air conditioner unit must always be installed in a position that allows you to easily clean it and inspect it. It should also be protected, as much as possible, from strong winds blowing dust or sea air into it.

Licensed, Insured Air Conditioning Installation

Remember to always use certified, licensed, insured installers. Failure to do so may compromise your warranties and guarantees as well as increase your fire risks.

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