There are many reasons why you may need to relocate your air conditioner, whether temporarily while performing renovations, or a permanent relocation to a new residence. An air conditioner is a significant investment that should last around 10 years, so there’s no reason not to move it with you when you relocate.
However, it’s important to ensure that the AC relocation is planned and executed safely in order to protect yourself as well as your home and air conditioning unit.
Top 3 Tips When Relocating Your Air Conditioner
Always Hire A Professional
Whether you’re moving your AC outdoor unit by a few metres or relocating an air conditioner to a completely new residence, always hire a professional. Not only will this ensure that there is no damage to your home or air conditioning unit, it will also prevent the risk of serious injury.
Air conditioners operate using both refrigerant and electricity, making them extremely dangerous when handled by an untrained professional. Relocating an air conditioner requires the disconnection and reconnection of electrical wires. Attempting to perform an air conditioner relocation without the proper training can result in serious damage to both the air conditioner and any persons involved.
That’s why when it comes to relocating an air conditioning unit, there is no option other than to hire a trained professional. Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced air conditioning technicians as well as trained electricians for all of your air conditioning needs. Call us today on 0403 254 272 for expert advice and a free quote.
Determine What Type Of Relocation You Need
There are two types of air conditioner relocations, temporary and permanent.
Temporary Air Conditioner Relocation
If you’re looking to temporarily relocate your air conditioner while renovating your home, the relocation should be straight forward and less costly.
In this case, the refrigerant is safely pumped down into the compressor unit before the power is disconnected. After this, the air conditioner can be disconnected and pipes sealed. The unit can then be moved to it’s temporary location while renovations occur, to be reinstalled upon completion. Your air conditioning technician will then thoroughly inspect your air conditioning unit to ensure that it is correctly installed and operating efficiently.
Permanent Air Conditioning Relocation
Permanently relocating an air conditioner is a similar process to a temporary relocation with a couple of extra steps. For long term moves, the refrigerant is removed from the air conditioner into a specifically designed storage bottle for safe keeping during the move.
As the air conditioner will be installed in a new location, there is also the consideration of what electrical works will be needed at the new site. In some cases this can significantly increase the cost of relocation. For personalised advice on your air conditioner, call your local air conditioning experts at ACS on 0403 254 272 for a free quote.
Check The Warranty
Another consideration when relocating your air conditioner is the warranty. Some manufacturers’ warranties will not cover an air conditioner that has been reinstalled anywhere other than the original location, so it’s important to find out what is covered under warranty before moving.
Reliable Air Conditioning Services Brisbane
Advanced Climate Solutions offers reliable air conditioning services Brisbane wide, at a competitive price. From installations, and servicing, to repairs and relocations, we’ve got it covered. Our qualified air conditioning technicians are on call 24/7 for all of your air conditioning needs, both commercial and residential. Call us today on 0403 254 272 for a free quote, or fill out our contact form.