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Installing Split Systems in Apartments 


Apartments come in many different shapes, sizes, ages and installation challenges. Proper planning before you install your air conditioner is very important. Below are some examples of installations on various type of apartments. The cost to install in apartments is generally a bit higher than single story homes because they do require more thought and care.

Check out the various types of split system installations available for your apartment


Side back to back installations

Indoor unit located in the corner of the room

In a lot of apartment buildings there is not enough room to mount the indoor unit on the external wall for a variety of reasons. In this case there is not enough space between the window and the roof.

The simplest solution is to mount the unit on one of the adjoining internal walls. To do this the right or left side of the unit (depending on what side of the room it is going on) touches the external wall.

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indoor unit collingwood

Installing on an internal brick wall

Many apartments, especially those built pre 80's are double brick. That means the internal walls are solid brick and have no cavity. This makes it impossible to run pipes insdie the walls. We have a few solutions that make it possible to still install a split system as neatly as possible.

Depending on the layout of the apartment it may be possible to run piping in cupboards or behind furniture reducing their visabilty.

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Mounting outdoor unit off balcony
How to not lose balcony space

Most apartments have the outdoor unit mounted on the balcony, especially in high rise buidlings.

But what if you don't want to lose the precious space balcony space?


In some situations it is possible to mount the outdoor unit off the balcony.

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internal air conditioner mounted on plaster wall
Installing on an internal plaster wall


Installing an air conditioner on an internal wall in an apartment can be done providing you have the cupboard space to help. It usually requires running internal duct that can blend in with the room if done correctly.

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Putting pipes inside a plaster wall

If your wall is plaster it can be possible to locate the pips inside the cavity. It requires cutting out plaster. Sometimes it is the only option, but is be worth the effort to have a heating and cooling system installed.

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out door unit location
Installing on a 3rd level apartment

Any installations higher than the second storey require much more thought and planning. We can help make it possible to install an air conditioner when others said they can't!

From installation locations and body corporate approval we have the experience to get it done.

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Content by Jason Tierney