The summer months are often a good time to outfit your home with a reliable air conditioning unit. If you are looking for something simple and easy to install, then mini split systems are often used because they can quickly be integrated into your home. While mini split air conditioning systems are good cooling solutions, a poor installation can cause your cooling unit to short cycle. A short cycle will often result in your home not feeling cool enough or it can also cause issues with humidity control. As a result, it is important to correct this issue before installation. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use prior to install in order to prevent your mini split air conditioning unit from short cycling.

Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Fits Your Room Size

While going to the store and purchasing any air conditioning unit that you want may seem ideal, it will only cause issues further down the line. When choosing a mini split cooling system, it is important to check to make sure that the cooling capacity fits the size of the room that you want to cool. Choosing an air conditioning unit that has a cooling capacity that is too large for your room will cause your device to short cycle once it is installed. This can be avoided by finding the square footage of your room and matching that with the cooling capacity listed on the device.

Choose Your Location Wisely

Choosing the right location is everything when purchasing real estate and it means even more when it comes time to installing a mini split air conditioning device. Where your cooling unit is located determines how well air flow is directed throughout your room. For example, an air conditioning unit that is nestled in the corner of a room may impede airflow. In addition, your unit should not be installed too high up or too low to the ground. Poor airflow will often make areas throughout the room feel as though they are not cool. In addition, your device may short cycle in order to make up for the lack of airflow. Mini split systems are often designed to be mounted above doorways or on an open wall. These locations will give your device enough space to circulate air throughout your room.

If your device short cycles after the install is complete, this can be a time-consuming problem to fix. Therefore, use these pre-installation tips to help prevent the issue before it happens.

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