If you live in or around the City of London, you may have noticed that many buildings are restricted in terms of installing a traditional air conditioning system. This is particularly true for apartments and listed buildings due to the protected nature of the buildings. The good news is that there are now internal air conditioning solutions for apartments and listed buildings in London. These units require no external condenser unit and therefore, no planning permission.
Air Conditioning Solutions for Apartments and Listed Buildings in London
Apartment buildings often do not allow you to install an external condenser that comes with a traditional air conditioning system. Similarly, the protected nature of listed buildings makes them difficult to modernize and to acquire planning permission. This has made it difficult for London residents to install air conditioning units in their apartments or listed properties. Water cooled air conditioning units offer the ultimate solution.
What is Water Cooled Air Conditioning?
Water cooled systems are the only alternative to traditional air conditioning systems. The main difference is that they use water instead of air to cool the room. This allows you to install the condenser unit within the property as opposed to an external wall. These condenser units are compact. Installation engineers hide the units in concealed spaces such as a cupboard or under a kitchen sink. This not only allows you to overcome any property restrictions but also allows you to maintain the visual aesthetic of your home.
We source our water cooled units from our Italian partner, Parkair. We distribute Parkair Water Cooled products exclusively in the UK. They are established in the market as a successful Italian product with low energy consumption.
What type of water cooled units can I install?
Wall Mounted Units
Wall mounted units are by far the most popular choice for residential properties for their versatility and cost effectiveness. They are quick and easy to install. Engineers can retrofit these units with no need for additional building work.
These units are available in different sizes to accommodate the space that requires cooling. You can install a single unit to cool your desired space or have the option to add up five units to a single system. This is useful if you want to install a unit in each room of your property. In addition, this allows you to control the temperature of each room individually for added benefit.
Ducted units are primarily more discreet than wall mounted units. The only visible element are the grilles in the wall or ceiling. They are more expensive to install than wall mounted units. On the other hand, they are known for their aesthetically pleasing qualities. You can install ducted units in a false or suspended ceiling. If your property does not have a false ceiling, we recommend installing a wall mounted unit instead.
Similar to wall mounted units, ducted units are available with different cooling capacities. This can accommodate anything from a small room to an open plan living area. A key difference is that unlike wall units, you cannot control the units separately. You can set the whole system to one temperature which allows you to keep your home at a consistent temperature.
Talk to the Experts
ACS Installations are London’s leading experts in internal water cooled air conditioning. We dedicate ourselves to helping you find the ideal air conditioning system for your home and pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service. We have installed thousands of water cooled units to residential and commercial properties in and around London. Our team of dedicated F-Gas engineers are available for free consultations and site surveys. Get in touch today for a free quote!
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