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Placement of the Air-conditioner

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Further illustrations of air-con placement:

1. All multi-split air-conditioner has:-

1.1. high pressure gas pipe from the compressor to the air-con unit in a room.

1.2. drainage pipe. This drainage pipe follows "gravity". Thus there is one "drop" down to a drainage area e.g. linked or in condos or landed property may be linked to the toilet drainage.

2. In the long-term, it is always more favourable to have the air-con unit placed "closest" to the compressor and a "drainage" point such as a toilet. Thus in many high rise apartments, these two are very high considerations.

3. A third consideration is the "Obstacles" in a Bedroom

Thus: Do you have a walk-in-wardrope? If so, avoid running the air-con compressor piping and drainage piping thru this area. If not, one day, especially if the drainage chokes, then one has a serious issue: as one may have to remove all or part of the build-in-wardrope just to access the air-con piping.

4. Commonsense approach to placement of air-con:-

4.1 Where is your bed-head?

As mentioned, it is preferred not to have the air-con unit above one's bed-head. Not so much that it "symbolises" a beam, but rather, cold air sinks, even if one diverts the air-vents upwards or sideways... Here, in the middle of the night, one's face may feel very cold and throat, mouth and nose can become very dry. May fall sick if faced with this day in day out.

4.2 Air-con above the toilet. Please see attached illustration and comments as to why this is not too good.

4.3 Ideally, the air-con should blow sideways or even on the opposite side of the wall. If it is directly opposite side of the wall, make sure that a flat screen tv or a cabinet is not below the air-con. As if the drainage pipe clogs or if there is high humidity in the air and the air-con is turned very low e.g. below 16 degrees, than water vapour may form. And may just drip into your tv or electrical equipment.

Please see illustration, below:-

Commonsense Approach to the placing an air-con fan system ...

1. It has more to do with "commonsense", thus we call it "Commonsense approach to Feng Shui". For example, having the air-con above one's bed-head position is not ideal. This is because cold air sinks.

2. And, the first thing it does is that "cold air" sinks towards our face. Thus, if we do not blow sufficient air, the whole room may not be cool. But as the cold air from the air-con sinks, it "blows" down towards the face (if the aircon is above one's bed-head). Direct air-con blowing towards one's face makes us feel uncomfortable to breathe as well as too makes our skin "red".

3. Ideally, we would like the air-con to blow sideways or away from our face (or bed) would be good.

4. It is also not so good to place the air-con above one's toilet door. As again cold air sinks. And even if we close the toilet door, there is often a gap. And usually when we turn on the air-con, again, cold air sinks and usually, blows thru this gap into the toilet. Thus, after a while, this forces the toilet to have high-pressure. And the toilet qi would start to leak out especially, once we open the toilet door, the gush of "air" from the toilet will push out of it.

More on the Air-conditioner:-

1. The "proper" placement of air-conditioner unit (fan unit) has to be both practical; functional and purely "Commonsense or Cow-sense" type of thing.

2. These are some considerations for the placement of the air-con unit (fan unit):-

2.1. First determine if you do intend to install a fixed wardrope or not?

2.2. If one intends to install a fixed wardrope; then remember when the piping for the air-con is laid or installed; it should never be later covered up by the wardrope. Else, if there is a leak or clog pipe or for whatever reason; the pipes hidden deep in the recess of the fixed wardrope or cabinet -- such a wardrope has to be dismantled and maybe placed back again.

2.3. In many apartments: condominiums and Housing Board flats; a specific ledge has been allocated for the external compressor unit. Thus, one of the pipes running towards the air-con (fan unit) : should not be running too lengthy.

2.4. Where is the toilet?

2.4.1 For Government Housing Development Board flats; the location of the toilet is important consideration for placing the air-con unit (vents).

2.4.2 It is best that the route to the toilet is as simple and shortest possible. Why?

2.4.3 While the condensor pipe can move up and down as many times as one wants to reach the air con-con (fan coil unit) the DRAINAGE pipe to the toilet can only run ONCE from a high position to the floor of the toilet.

2.4.4. Just imagine, when water drips from the air-con (fan coil unit); it flows much like water from a high point to a low point. You cannot just have several ups and downs - for such a pipe.

3. Many condos have air-con (fan coil units) above especially the bedroom door: this kills two birds with one stone: i.e. an air-con above the bedroom door means often that nothing is below it to cause problem.

3.1. For example; imagine if an air-con (fan coil) is just above a fixed flat screen tv set. And should the air-con (fan coil) unit spill water or condensation; more often; the water may drip into the top air-circulation holes of the tv sent and even other electrical items causing short-circuit. Even if a tv set comes under an extended warranty; it does not cover water spillage.

3.2. With an aircon above say the various bedroom doors; in a condo; the developer simply create a false ceiling along the passageway to hide the trunking of the air-con. And furthermore, this is often the easiest way to distribute the air-con gase pipes and even the drainge all at once from this central area.

3.2. Many condo units are guilty of an air-con (fan coil) vent above their toilet door. This is not "perfect". As often, when coid air sinks; many of the condo toilet doors are wooden swing in type of door, with a gap below the door. When cold air sinks down, it often pushes into the toilet creating "high pressure" and when one opens the toilet door; all the "toilet qi" flows out from the toilet.

4. Commonsense or cowsense dictate that the air-con (fan coil) unit should not be directly above our bed-head. As often around 1 to 3 am; the cold air sinks directly against our face; and too much cold can give us "rosy chick" but also dyrness in our throat etc...

5. Often another commonsense best practise is that the air-con (fan coil) unit does not BLOW directly towards our face or body. Thus some feel that it is best to blow from the side or furthest away from our bed if this is possible.

6. For air-con (fan coils) in the living cum dining room again; the air-con (fan coil) units often "punch: thru from the other side of the wall again; the shortest short cut to the compressor and visually if possible, the ugly pipes can be hidden is the best practise.

7. All the above are commonsense!