When temperatures soar and you are stuck in a hot office all day, the last thing you want is to arrive home to a hot and humid apartment. There are a range of air conditioning solutions available for apartments and flats. Installing an AC system will help combat the summer heat so that you can spend your summer evening in comfort.
Despite popular belief, it’s possible for property owners living in an apartment or flat to reap the many benefits of air conditioning. Air conditioners keep the spaces that you spend the most time in cool and comfortable all year around. It is now an essential component in properties of all shapes and sizes, especially for those who live and work in the heart of cities like London. When sunshine-filled days make a welcomed appearance, it’s not uncommon for temperatures in London to reach 30 degrees or more.
The vast majority of city center apartments and flats are not able to accommodate an external condensing unit. This often restricts AC options. There are a number of apartment air conditioning solutions that will allow to you to relax, sleep, and go about your daily business whilst remaining cool and comfortable. When choosing the ideal unit for your property, it is important to keep the following common internal air conditioning myths and misconceptions in mind.
What types of air conditioning solutions are suitable for apartments?
There are a few different types of AC systems that are suitable for installation in apartments and flats. The type of unit you should install will depend on your specific preferences and requirements. You should consider the size of the space that you are looking to cool, whether you would prefer a more discreet system and if you require sleep and timer settings.
Wall Mounted Units
The versatility of wall mounted air conditioning make them one of the most popular choices for residential spaces. These units come in a variety of different colours and sizes so you can tailor them to suit your requirements. A single wall unit can cool a small to medium sized room. If you’re looking to cool a larger space, you can opt for a multi split system which connects multiple units to a single condenser unit.
At first glance, Ducted air conditioning is more discreet than wall mounted units. These units are designed to be almost completely concealed and are installed in a suspended ceiling. The only visible element are the small grilles in the wall or ceiling. Grille designs vary and can be tailored to suit the aesthetic of your home. Your dedicated installation engineer will advise you on the most suitable option for your property. Ducted air conditioners tend to be a little more expensive than wall mounted units but feature the added benefit of visual appeal. Additionally, these units can cool multiple rooms at once and the reverse cycle allows for heating as well as cooling.
Internal Air Conditioning Solutions
Water cooled units
Water cooled air conditioning units are plumbed into your mains water supply. They use the water in a controlled manner to cool the air. They are a great choice for flats and apartments as they do not require an outside box/condenser. This type of AC system is also extremely discrete. Installation engineers hide the condenser out of view, for example, in a cupboard or even under your kitchen sink. So you won’t have to worry about it impacting on the aesthetic appeal of your favourite living spaces.
At ACS, we specialise in traditional and water cooled air conditioning installations. We provide a bespoke service, tailored to your individual needs and requirements. If you are unsure about what air conditioning systems to install, our team of friendly experts are happy to discuss your options with you. We free consultations and site surveys so get in touch today!