Building Limitations

Building Limitations

Selecting an air conditioning system involves investigation of the building.  In existing buildings we must find room and access to install ducts and pipes.  In new buildings, efficient methods might not cost any more than traditional methods.

  • Where will the outside unit be installed?  Ground, roof?  The shortest distance between inside units and outside units will save cost and increase efficiency.
  • Where will the inside unit be installed?  Attic, basement, closet, garage, outside?
  • For ducked systems, is there access and sufficient space from the indoor unit to each room being cooled?  Supply duct, return duck?  Install in the attic, basement, furr-down, between floors?
  • Is a ductless system desirable?  Wall hung units, exposed or recessed?  Is there access and room for pipes? 
  • Will refrigerant lines be installed exposed or in walls and ceilings?