Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

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Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby rivetcatcher » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:29 pm

Hello,

I have a question regarding the installation of the ceiling type AC units. If building a 2 storey house, is it wise / possible to install the flush mounted AC units on the ground level?

I was worried about future maintenance issues etc and spacing needed between levels.

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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:17 pm

rivetcatcher,
I take it you are referring to this type of air conditioner (see photos). It can be mounted against a wall or suspended from the ceiling. Note suspended. They use steel straps to attach it to the concrete slab, unless it is mounted on the floor and the straps brace it to the wall. There is no problem with maintenance as the bottom/front portion unscrews allowing access to everything.
It might be me but they don't seem to work as well as the new wall mounted units.
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby unclezillion » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:46 pm

RR i think he means this type
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Should be no issues
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby rivetcatcher » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm

Hello Roger / Unclezillion,

It is the type mentioned by unclezillion that I would be interested in

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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:35 pm

rivetcatcher,
The type unclezillion showed is for central air type units....one large compressor feeding a number of outlets. They can be accessed through the filter, but you need a huge gap between the ceiling and the floor above.
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby rivetcatcher » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:41 pm

So wall mounted on the downstairs and central air on the upstairs would be a better way to go.... or keep the house single story.

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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:50 pm

rivetcatcher,
rivetcatcher wrote:So wall mounted on the downstairs and central air on the upstairs would be a better way to go.... or keep the house single story.

The question is "what do you want"? Central air can be expensive. Two storied houses can be expensive. But it really boils down to what you want and can afford.
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby rivetcatcher » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:54 pm

I want central air. I am planning on this being my dream family home so I want it perfect. I wont be compromising when it comes to quality and aesthetics. Thats not to say I will be paying stupid money for the sake of it though :)
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby unclezillion » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:19 pm

RR you have it wrong! the unit is exactly the same as the one you showed us but all the works hide in the ceiling space, however, they are 30,000+ BTU:D
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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby BKKBILL » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:35 am

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Re: Ceiling mounted / flush AC units

Postby unclezillion » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:32 am

Bill the Thai site is in Thai and English :D
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