Air conditioning: summer’s greatest secret

12th Jun 2023 4 minute read

Hot, humid and with some thunderstorms in the mix – summer has finally arrived in the UK. Beat the heat with an installed air conditioning unit from Custom Heat.

Does anyone else hate this weather? If that sounds a bit negative, then consider this: nearly one in five (19 per cent) of Brits think hot weather in this country isn’t enjoyable. And that’s understandable: having to walk the dog, keep the kids entertained, and work from home can all become a battle. And don’t mention trying to sleep at night.

For all these reasons, installing air conditioning at home is becoming more popular by the day. We answer your most popular questions about installing air conditioning.

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So, why don’t many UK homes have air conditioning?

Living in the UK, you might think that investing in air conditioning isn’t really necessary – however, with reputable sources confirming that ‘hotter is the new normal’, perceptions are changing across the UK; meaning air conditioning is no longer the domain of hotel lobbies and shopping centres.

Isn’t air conditioning expensive?

The costs might surprise you. With an average domestic air con unit costing just £1,800, it’s more affordable than you might think. Plus, at Custom Heat, we recognise that that’s a lot to pay upfront, which is why we offer flexible finance options. We offer a range of payment options, including 0% finance on some models, meaning that you can spread the cost to suit you.

Does air conditioning take a long time to install?

No – it’s actually one of the quickest and easiest home improvements that you can make. Give Custom Heat a call now on 01788 568752 and we could fit your unit by the end of the week – if not sooner!

Air con units – they’re ugly, right?

Not any more. Gone are the days of large, imposing freestanding units. Our engineers are expert installers of Bosch wall-mounted units, which aren’t just sleek and minimalist in design but work faster to cool your room than portable alternatives.

Can air conditioning help asthma?

It sure can. Air conditioning purifies the air to reduce nasties such as dust mites, pollen, mould and cigarettes. These airborne triggers can all be summer hell for asthma sufferers.

Is air con expensive to run?

The running costs will be specific to you and your home. These vary depending on the size of your room, how often you use it, and how quickly the room warms up (for example, rooms with a lot of glass will heat up very quickly). Be assured that engineers will fit the right sized unit to keep your home cool – and your bills as low as possible.

How can I get the most from my air conditioning unit?

An annual service is essential to keep the unit working as efficiently, and as cheaply, as possible. It is very easy to book a service straight from our website.

Are air conditioning units good for the environment?

Installed air conditioning units are kinder to the environment and don’t cost as much to run as most portable units. Wall-mounted air conditioning units have a higher cooling power and will work more quickly than a portable unit.

What are the other cool things about air con?

Air conditioning units can heat as well as cool:

  • Certain types of air conditioning units can also be used to heat your home as well as cooling it down. Read more about Air Source Heat Pumps.

Smartphone enabled technology:

  • Certain models of air conditioning units are easy to control from your mobile phone, so you can adjust the temperature without leaving the sofa. Even better, you can instruct the air con to come on while out of the house, allowing you to walk into a lovely cool environment.

I didn’t buy my air conditioner from Custom Heat – will you still service it for me?

Absolutely. We’re more than happy to service any make or model of air conditioner. You can book your service right here on the website.

Where can I get an air conditioning unit in the UK?

Our engineers cover a wide geographical area including Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Book your consultation now.

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