London is no stranger to 30-degree heatwaves. Apartments often trap and retain heat and moisture, making your living space hot, humid, and uncomfortable. With summer well on its way, ensuring your apartment is prepared for the summer heat is essential. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your London apartment for summer:
Regulate Humidity Levels
High humidity levels can make your living space uncomfortable in hot weather. In addition, they can cause a variety of problems in your home such as damp and mould, along with other health conditions. The ideal humidity level for your home is between 30-60%. The higher the temperature in your apartment, the more moisture the air can hold. That is why it is important to regulate and reduce humidity levels in the summer months. A stand-alone dehumidifier can be effective at regulating humidity in a specific room in your apartment for example if you’re hanging clothes to dry.
Reduce Indoor Pollutants
Indoor pollutants come in a variety of forms. Not all apartments have access to an outdoor area such as a garden or balcony. This means that apartment owners often resort to opening windows. On the one hand, this is great for circulating fresh air into your home. On the other hand, it poses a security risk and allows outdoor pollutants to enter your home. Allergens such as pollen are particularly common in the summer months, which can be problematic for those who suffer from hay fever. Air purifiers are a great way to filter pollutants from your indoor space while keeping your home secure.
Invest In Air Conditioning & Maintenance
If you’re looking for a permanent solution, investing in an air conditioning system is one of the most reliable ways to cool your apartment. They allow you to keep your home cool, comfortable, and inviting all year round. Air conditioners also help to regulate humidity and indoor pollutants, leaving you with cleaner air. As an added bonus they can even help to increase the value of your property. On the other hand, apartments often have restrictions when it comes to installing air conditioning. This typically involves the condenser which is traditionally fixed to an external wall. In order to install a traditional air conditioner in your London apartment, you will likely need to apply for planning permission. The good news is that there is an alternative solution!
Internal Air Conditioning For Apartments
Water cooled air conditioning is the ideal AC solution for London apartments. Engineers install the condenser inside the apartment which means that they require no planning permission. The system is plumbed into your mains water supply and uses water in a controlled manner to cool the air. The condenser unit is compact. Engineers usually install and hide the condenser in a concealed space such as a cupboard or under the kitchen sink. This means that you do not need to compromise on the visual aesthetic of your home. These air-conditioning units are ideal for restricted properties such as apartments and Grade II listed buildings.
We would suggest that you install your AC system ahead of the summer months as this is usually the busiest time of year for air conditioning contractors which leads to longer waiting times.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
Regular air conditioning maintenance is essential to keep your system running at maximum capacity. Not only will it save you money on energy bills, but it will also cool your home more effectively. If you already have an AC system installed, it is essential to service it at least once a year, ideally ahead of the summer months. If you are looking to install an AC system, we highly recommend that you invest in a maintenance package.
Talk To The Experts
At ACS Installations, we dedicate ourselves to helping you find the ideal air conditioning solution for your property. We specialise in internal air conditioning solutions for apartments and Grade II listed buildings. Our team of dedicated experts are available for free consultations and site surveys. Let us help you prepare your apartment for summer, get in touch today for a free quote!
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