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One of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century was the development of air conditioning. The comfort that air conditioning has brought into the human’s daily lives has impacted many heavily. Due to the fact of its high demand, it is important to derive the steps of installing an air-con point before installing the appliance.

For something that is almost a necessity in sultry Singapore, air-conditioners are one of the important sources in our lives. Providing the comfort in such a hot and humid country, it is important to ensure the safety of installing air conditioners.

EM Electrical Engineering comprehends the inconvenience of a power socket failure or aircon point failure in Singapore. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to hire electrical contractors like us with reliable electricians in Singapore to ensure that such inconvenience does not occur frequently.

We provide a one-stop solution for all your power socket or aircon point installation and repair needs. Our licensed electrician in Singapore will assist you with installation of new aircon points and repairing faulty power points.

Table of Contents:

1. What is aircon point installation and why do you need it?
2. Are there certain locations better for Aircon points?
3. How to DIY aircon point installation?
4. Possible problems arising from faulty aircon point installation
5. Reasons to avoid installation aircon points by yourself

What is aircon point installation and why do you need it?

Aircon point installation refers to the specific wiring required to provide power for aircon fittings. As aircon requires more power than a normal household appliance, a specific wiring is necessary. Aircon point is where the wiring runs to provide power for your aircon fittings. If a problem develops in the wiring, it can cause a knock-on effect that prevents other sources from working. Aircon point installation is needed as it prevents water leakage which will cause potential fire hazards. This can be prevented if the aircon point installation is done well.

Are there certain locations that are better for Aircon points?

An aircon compressor or aircon condenser unit in the household is built outside of the house window area. Blocking air flow through the outdoor air-conditioner or heat pump compressor or aircon condenser unit is a bad idea. This results in a shortened equipment life due to the increase in heat and  consequently an increased system operating costs.

Air conditioning or heat pump compressor or heat pump condenser units mounted too close to a wall, surrounded by shrubs, or multiple units located too closely together will probably not receive enough cool air flow to properly function. Compressor/condenser units that are too close together not only have to compete for their incoming cooling air, they may feed hot exhaust air to one another, drastically increasing their operating temperatures still further.A rule of thumb is to maintain at least two feet between the aircon compressor/condenser unit and any nearby obstruction such as a building wall or fence.

At EM Electrical Engineering, safety is our utmost priority. If you are facing electrical issues with your aircon point or power socket, it is important to hire an EMA-certified electrician to help you install it and prevent the occurrence of this problem. By understanding the needs of our clients, we will keep the electrical costs down without compromising on quality of electrical products. Rest assured that we only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for all of your electrical installations.

How to DIY aircon point installation?

To begin, you have to identify your household voltage feeds in order to install aircon points safely.

Wiring the A/C Unit:
Step 1 : Mount the safety disconnect switch next to the A/C unit.
Step 2 : Route the type UF cable between the service panel and the safety-disconnect switch.
Step 3 : Install a cable connector in one of the safety switch’s bottom knockouts.
Step 4 : Remove 12 inches of the cable’s outer jacket and secure the cable in the connector by tightening the clamping screws.
Step 5 : Route the red and black circuit conductors to the top of the switch, strip off ¾ inches of insulation, and attach them to the main switch lugs.
Step 6 : Attach the white circuit neutral conductor and the green/bare-grounding conductors to the switches neutral and grounding bars, respectively.
Step 7 : Install liquid tight connectors in the switch and the A/C terminal box and make up the flex.
Step 8 : Install liquid tight connectors in the switch and the A/C terminal box and make up the flex.
Step 9 : Secure the flex to the switch and attach the red and black conductors to the bottom lugs on the switch. Attach the neutral conductor and the system-grounding conductor as you did above in step 8.
Step 10: Attach the flex to the terminal box and make up those connections by attaching the conductors to the appropriately marked terminals.
Step 11 : Remove the cover to the service panel and install the double-pole breaker.
Step 12 : Install a cable connector and the cable in the service panel.
Step 13 : Connect the red and black circuit conductors to the circuit breaker terminals.
Step 14 : Connect the neutral and ground conductors to the service panel’s neutral and grounding bars.

Possible problems arising from faulty aircon point installation

Air conditioners are known to develop a few functional and mechanical issues over time. Once these problems begin to crop up, you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of your air conditioner within your home during the summer season. These are some of the frequent problems arising from faulty aircon point installation:

1. Air-con unit fails to turn on

There are occasions where you find yourself switching the air conditioner unit on, but no response is observed despite being connected to the power. This problem often arises as a result of broken or burnt wires, hence the disconnection of power to the unit.

2. Circuit breaker tripping frequently

A faulty aircon point installation can cause overheating in the aircon. When an air conditioner overheats, it draws more current from the circuit. This amount of current may exceed the number of amps the circuit was meant to handle, leading to the circuit breaker tripping shortly after usage.

Reasons to avoid installation aircon points by yourself

1) Complexity

Installing an air-con point is not as simple as it seems even if you seem to have the technical knowledge to execute it. The electrical components are all minor factors that adds an elevated level of risk to the process. The workmanship requires extreme caution and a successful installation results in a peak air-conditioning energy efficiency.

2) Time-consuming

Due to the nature of work, installing an air-conditioning point may seem like a chore to many others. Installing it only completes 50% of the job, whereas the remaining 50% is delegated to the disposal & removal of old equipment. If you are running short of time, it is highly recommended that you enlist the help of a trained professional for a fuss free work. Remember,
incurring additional costs after a failed attempt is the last thing you will ever want to encounter!

With all the possible problems and complications that could happen, it might be better to contact a professional for your installation as the process would be smoother and easier compared to a DIY aircon point installation. EM Electrical Engineering provides reliable and certified aircon point installation services in Singapore, ranging from electrical repair to replacement. With our team of reliable electricians that are highly experienced, we offer top-notch aircon point installation services. As your preferred electrical contractor, we pride ourselves with using high standards of electrical products and high-quality workmanship to ensure that your electrical points have the longest lifespan.

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