1. Increase Property Value
There are many ways that internal air conditioning will benefit your London lifestyle. AC systems are not very common in London residential properties. This makes it a highly desirable feature in any residential property. This is especially true in cities such as London where air conditioning is often restricted and prohibited in residential homes such as apartments and flats. Adding AC to your property would therefore make your London home more desirable and increase your property value. According to a survey, 54% of Londoners say that overheating would affect their decision when buying a home.
2. Avoid Property Restrictions and Planning Permission
Many properties in London have restrictions when it comes to installing air conditioning. This is primarily due to the external condensers that are fixed to an outside wall of the property. These are often prohibited in apartments and Grade II listed buildings, limiting your air conditioning options. Internal water-cooled air conditioning has an internal condenser that is plumbed into your mains water supply. It is installed in a concealed space such as under the kitchen sink or hallway cupboard and therefore does not require planning permission.
3. Increase Productivity
Whether you are working from home or are trying to get a few house chores done, it can be difficult to be productive in a hot and humid environment. Our homes in the UK are designed to insulate against cold weather and so can become unbareably hot during the summer months. This is particularly true in London apartments with big glass windows as they let in a lot of sunlight. Productivity levels can easily be affected when you are struggling to stay cool. Air conditoining will provide a consistent temperature all year around that will allow you to get that all important work done.
4. Improve Air Quality
Good air quality is important to promote a healthy living environment. With the average person spending about 90% of their time indoors, it is easy to see why poor indoor air quality can have an adverse effect on your health. This is particularly true in cities where outdoor pollution levels are higher. Air conditioners reduce the number of pollutants in the air through the filter system. This includes dust, pollen, and pet hair.
5. Reduce Allergens
Allergens such as dust, mold, and pollen are common inside our homes. They can be the source of a variety of health issues and can cause allergic reactions. AC systems continually filter the air and remove airbourne allergens throught the internal filters. They can also reduce the risk of damp and mold by regulating humidity levels.
6. Improve Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to leave you feeling your best. There are many reasons why air conditioners can help to improve your sleep. From temperature and humidity control to improved security, AC systems create a cool and comfortable environment for you to get a good night’s rest. In addition sleep mode features allow you to reduce the fan speeds to keep noise levels to a minimum.
7. Avoid Heat Stress
The ideal room temperture in the home is anywhere between 19-24°C. A survey revealed that 80% of Londoners reported that they suffer from overheating in their homes during the summer months. Overheating can lead to heat stress and heat exhaustion which can cause symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, weakness, and headaches.