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Which Water-Cooled Air Conditioning Solution Is Right For You?

When it comes to choosing the right air conditioning system for you and your property, there are some key points to consider. It is important that you understand your options before making your purchase. The ideal system for your property will depend on your property type and your personal preferences.

What Is Water-Cooled Air Conditioning?

Not many London residents realise that they may need planning permission to install air conditioning. Water-cooled air conditioning offers the ideal solution for properties with restrictions or limited space. This includes properties such as apartments and Grade II listed buildings where external units are not allowed. If you are not sure whether you can install an external condenser, we recommend that you check with your local authority.

If your property allows you to install an external condenser, we would recommend that you pursue this option. It is generally cheaper to install a traditional air conditioning system. Internal air conditioning is designed to give everyone access to air conditioning, regardless of property restrictions.

Where Can You Install Internal Air Conditioning?

Internal systems are able to accommodate properties with restrictions and limited space. The condenser unit is compact and hidden in a concealed space such as a hallway cupboard or under the kitchen sink. This means that you do not need to compromise on the visual aesthetic of your home.

What Type Of Property Do You Own?

Residential Property

If you are looking to install air conditioning in your home, there are generally a couple of options to choose from. The most popular and versatile solution is wall-mounted air conditioning. This involves mounting a rectangular fan unit on an internal wall. These units are available in different sizes to accommodate small or large spaces. If you are looking to cool multiple rooms, you can add multiple units to a single condenser.

The second most popular solution for residential properties is ducted air conditioning. This solution is most suited to those looking for a more discreet AC system. This type of AC however, is more expensive than wall-mounted units. The only visible element is the vent grilles in the wall or ceiling. Ducted AC is usually installed in a false or suspended ceiling.

Commercial Property

If you are looking to install air conditioning in your commercial property, there are a few options to consider. The ideal system for your space will depend on the size, your cooling requirements, and the visual aesthetic you are looking to maintain. For small spaces, wall-mounted units are ideal if you are on a budget. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more aesthetically pleasing, ducted conditioning can give you a more discreet finish.

For large commercial spaces, you can install multiple wall-mounted or ducted units with varying power capacities. This allows you to cool multiple rooms or entire buildings. For large open-plan areas, ceiling cassette air conditioning allows you to cool multiple areas at once with four-way airflow. This is ideal for large offices, restaurants, lecture theatres, and data server rooms.

Key Factors To Consider

To summarise, here are the most important factors to consider when choosing the ideal water-cooled air conditioning system for your property:

  • Restrictions – can you install a traditional air conditioner?
  • Budget – your budget will affect the type of AC you can install
  • Size – the size of the space will determine the size and number of AC units required
  • Aesthetic – do you want a modern and more discreet solution?

Talk To The Experts

We are London’s favorite water-cooled air conditioning experts. You can have a look at our recent case studies to get a better idea of our installations. We understand that no two properties are the same, which is why we offer bespoke installation services tailored to your specific needs. Our team of dedicated specialists are available for free consultations and site surveys. Let us help you find the right air conditioning solution for your property. Get in touch today for your free quote!


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