Tips on Installing a Split System Air Conditioner Rightly

split system installation

People generally hire experienced professionals to mount a split system air conditioner. However, if you have courage and the required experience with plumbing and electrical work, you can undertake split system installation on your own. Each split system air conditioner is unique to its manufacturer for the ways of installation. Therefore, you should ask dependable experts to do the installation in the required scientific manner.

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Split System Installation

System Split Installation can be easily done in the following 3 simple steps

It is important to purchase a star graded, certified unit from a reputed store. Remember followings:

  • Choose certified split system from a reputed store
  • Arrange installation by certified, experienced, licensed AC technician
  • Arrange at a suitable time
  • Visit related web sites to learn AC installation

Split System Installation Guide: A must know

First, install the indoor unit as mentioned below:

  • Select an unobstructed location on your interior wall
  • Ensure protection from direct sunlight and heat
  • Avoid locations where gas may leak or oil mist exists
  • The unit requires at least 6″ of open space surrounding its top and sides and should be mounted at least 7 feet above the floor
  • The wall should be strong enough to hold the weight of the unit
  • Install the mounting bracket of the indoor unit at least 3.3 feet away from any kind of power connecting

Know how to Drill a Hole in the Wall for Piping

Once the installation of mounting bracket is complete, drilling a hole of required diameter is important for a successful split system installation. Go through the following points:

  • Consider the best spot for the hole, on the basis of the opening in the mounting bracket.
  • Consider the length and the distance required for the pipe to travel to reach the outside unit.
  • Drill hole that is 3″ in diameter. It should have adequate slope exteriorly to aid in drainage.
  • Insert a flexible flange into the hole.
split system installation
Split System Installation

Checking of the Electrical Connections

  • Lift the unit’s front panel and remove external cover.
  • Be sure that the cable wires are connected to the screw terminals properly.
  • Make sure that they match the diagram of the guidebook that comes with the unit.

Connecting the Pipes

  • Run the piping from the indoor unit toward the hole drilled on the wall. Avoid bending too much to ensure that the unit performs as specified.
  • Cut PVC pipe 1/4″ shorter than the length between the interior and exterior wall surfaces.
  • Place the pipe cap on the interior end of the PVC pipe. Then you have to put the pipe into the hole drilled in the wall.
  • Now, bound all the three pipes namely the copper pipes, the drainpipe, and the power cables together with electrical tape. Place the drainpipe on the bottom to ensure a free drainage of water.
  • Run the bounded pipes and cables through the hole in the wall.

Installation of the Outdoor Unit

  • The outdoor unit’s location should be away from dusty, humid, or hot areas.
  • It needs 12″ of space surrounding its perimeter for proper functioning.
  • Secure the outdoor unit to the mounting plate by pressing the unit against the mounting bracket.

Connect the Electrical Wires

  • Remove the cover
  • Refer to the wiring diagram to ensure the cable wires are connected accordingly
  • Fix cables with cable clamps and remove all covers
  • Secure the pipes’ flare nuts to the corresponding pipes on the outdoor unit of the system

Fasten the piping to the wall with clamps. Once you are done, then seal up the hole in the wall using expanding polyurethane foam. Hence, this is the complete split system installation tips and steps to follow.

Why opt For Stone Bench Tops For Your Kitchen?

Stone Bench Tops

The modern homes create a kitchen that is the heart and soul of the entire house. It’s therefore important to choose the bench tops that have a quality surface and a good finish. It is an important decision, as there are two types like stone and laminate. The stone benchtops are used for the surface of the kitchen that sets the tone of the entire area. It needs to be given a thought, as this is such an investment that cannot be replaced often. What must be considered before the purchase of the bench top? The vital factors are the overall aesthetics that will change the overall look of the kitchen.

Stone Bench Tops
Stone Bench Tops

The durability is another important factor that the homeowner must consider. The requirement to maintain the surface easily is essential. The homeowner must decide the different ways in which he will use it and lastly the budget that you are comfortable with. The stone bench tops are a popular choice among homeowners, as it adds glamour as well as style to the kitchen. The look of the surrounding area also gets transformed completely. It is considered as a timeless appeal and the most practical alternative for a luxurious surface.

Benefits of Stone Bench Tops

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Stone Bench Tops1
  • The obvious benefit of stone bench tops is the quality. It is expensive as compared to the other materials but it has a stunning look and delivers great service for many years. It is not only a bench top for the kitchen but also is a great investment of the home incr easing its value.
  • Stone is known for both beauty and smooth touch. It is found in attractive mixture of colors with swirling light and dark shades. It also has a staggering array of patterned colors. The stones that are used are available in large chunky chips as well as blended monochromatic stones. The neutral one’s blend easily with any color scheme used for the kitchen. The thickness of the stone is selected as per the needs of an individual.
  • It is a known fact that stone is the strongest materials in the whole world. It is also tough and long lasting. It can be cleaned just by rubbing with a damp cloth. The stone is preferred to other materials, as it is resistant to stains and scratches. The added benefit is that it will not degrade over a period.

What is engineered Stone?

Stone Bench Tops
Stone Bench Tops

The engineered stones are made from crystals of quartz. They are like natural stone but have many more advantages than natural stone.

  • Since the material is compressed into slabs, they have similarity in color and texture. The only difference is that the color is uniform unlike the natural stone.
  • The engineered stone bench tops will match your kitchen throughout with perfection. The colors available include earth tones all around the spectrum. The other colors are rose and gray. The color usually is natural but you can add desired colorants.
  • The main advantage is that it will not wear out as soon as granite. It has the property of resistance to heat. Hence, a heated pan will not leave a scratch.
  • The engineered stones do not absorb liquids. Therefore, it is much easier to clean the slabs. You will find that it is an asset when you work with raw vegetables, fish, or meat.
  • The stone bench tops are of best in use if made from engineered stone. They also stand up to oil, juice and many other substances. It will go well with the latest kitchen models.

Thus, it is advisable to consider stone bench tops for your kitchen.

“How to start writing your novel” – with writer, Gabrielle Emmons


Recently I have been talking and collaborating with my very good friend, (a novelist and history enthusiast), an intelligent, studious and amicable lady who strives for greatness in her writing, Gabrielle Emmons. We have been talking a lot about writing in general and I came up with the idea of her doing a guest post on how she begins to write a novel. This is fantastic for those who are budding authors, ready for a new breathe of fresh air or something to their writing life.
I am proud to introduce her to my blog and with the upmost sincere thanks and gratefulness to have her feature on here.
You will find the full article here on her blog, Gabrielle M Emmons and you will also find that she works and keeps up with her own numerous blogs showcasing her work and authorship.
My absolute favourite blog of hers is Tea, Books and Britain because well, you know me! I have become the bit of an Anglophile! And the title is just Oh so perfect! And sums up my life basically. A cup of tea while watching “Escape to the country” or “60 Minute Makeover” has truly been the highlight of my afternoons.
Before I post her article I totally recommend for you to check out her excellent Book Review on “The Mark of the King”. This description on the back cover definitely makes me want to delve into it.

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?

With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

So, even if you haven’t clicked on that review, bookmark it or save it on your internet and make sure you get that little glimpse of a story of great and hopeful history. It truly has made me want to read it very soon!
In her Writing 101 – a new series blog post she states how we specifically have been discussing the idea on HOW to BEGIN writing a novel. It has truly been amazing talking with her about ideas and brainstorming and starting that novel in particular.
Now, let’s get started with her article which was published on September 12th 2017 on her History with Flair website. Grab yourself a drink (tea or water) and a notebook & pen or laptop. There is an activity at the end!

Many people have asked me how do I start the process for writing a novel. They have also asked me how do I find inspiration/ideas. So I thought I would do a blog series featuring writing. This is the first in the series and you can find more about it here.
So pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage (mine is tea), and let’s get started. (Just a heads up there will be an assignment at the end of this post. But it shouldn’t be too bad).
First off, there is no one way to start the process of writing a novel. Each author has their own way of how to start that is unique to them. The key is to find one that works for you.
For example, some have a vague idea right away. Others have pictured a character or characters. Again, others have a couple of scenes already figured out.
It is all up to you.
For me, it varies. For my WWII novel set in England (which I have put on hold for now), I already had a vague understanding the plot.
For my Autumn themed story that is currently in the very early stages, I knew I wanted to have setting of the novel be during the Autumn months in MA because I love the Fall. I also knew who my main characters were.
Okay, homework time.
I want you to grab your favorite notebook and writing utensil. You can use your laptop if you prefer to type. I usually for this stage write it in a notebook and then transfer it to the computer later on.
Now, I want you to write down five ideas that could be potential stories. Don’t feel bad if you can only come up with one and two. It is a start.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun. Writing a novel should be fun.

How did you go with the activity?
I thought I would share one idea I came up with. Here is what I wrote:
Idea 5. Professor Wickman travels to London to start a new job at the City University of London. Committing his time and energy to his work and study is his priority and is all work, but through a period of time he learns to apply his work to excellence and focus on a project with his enchanting partner Lady Grosvenor from the affluent suburb of Mayfair. They eventually fall in love whilst working together and get married at St George Hanover Square.
It is not a complete idea but that is an example of ideas. First off starting with the main character, then a setting, place or particular location, the body and then the minor character fixed in there somewhere.
I skipped a whole part of what “could be” (a long plot) There could be so much more I could add to it and I am excited at the thought of creating a story again!
but I liked the idea of this so much I am thinking I am giving away a good story already! Well, that can be my next project!
Emmalisa