Air ConditioningMarch 14, 2016by ADKThings To Consider Before Purchasing An Air Conditioning System

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If you are looking to add value to your property, while maintaining a cool and less humid environment for anyone who lives with you, then an air-conditioning system is one way to do both.  It is important that you keep in mind though, that it is not like buying a simple, individual window fan or something similar.  It is a large appliance that will take up residency in your home and effects everyone living there for as long as they live there, so you need to take various steps to ensure you are ready for air conditioning to be installed in your home.

In the following post we will discuss the important steps you should take when looking to have air conditioning installed in your home.

Careful Consider And Choose The Right Type Of System

There are selection of options available to you when it comes to buying an air conditioning system,  The air conditioning expert, ADK.co.uk if you are a London resident living in the Wembley or south east surrounding areas, you choose will give you extra advice on the following options.

Traditional Split Air Conditioning System

This is by far the most popular system of choice by people who own residential homes and properties.  A split system has two different units, outdoor and indoor that work together to produce cool air through ductwork.  The unit on the inside stores the evaporator coils and blower, while the unit on the outside houses the condenser coils and fan and the compressor.  Despite there being two separate units, it all works together as a closed, cohesive system.

Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioning System

Similarly to a traditional system, the ductless mini-split air conditioning systems have an outdoor unit.  However, separate blowers are used to carry the air through the property, instead of ductwork.  Each outdoor unit can support four individual blowers and the blowers can be installed in the rooms of your choice.

Geothermal System

In contrast to the above, geothermal air conditioning systems use the steady temperature from the ground underneath the frost line with an in-ground loop that enables you to keep your home as cool or warm as you need it to be.  During winter, the system extracts heat from the ground and using the heat pumps, distributes it throughout your home.  During summer, the system works in reverse with the heat pumps extracting the heat from inside your home and depositing it into the ground.  Geothermal air conditioning systems do not use fossil fuels and the only part that relies on electricity is the heat pumps, which don’t require much energy to run on.

Choosing The Right Size

When it comes to choosing the right air conditioning unit, you need to think carefully about the size.  Choosing an air conditioning system that is too small or too big will result in potential problems with the system and possible discomfort in your home.  By calculating the cooling load you need, you can calculate the size of air conditioning system you need.  You can do this by taking into consideration a number of different factors such as how much cooling you need for your home.  As this calculation can be quite complicated, it is advised that you consult a trained professional, such as those at ADK.co.uk, to do it.

Note About Energy Efficiency

Nowadays, like most white goods and heating systems for homes, air conditioning systems are normally very efficient when it comes to energy consumption.  The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is the number used to measure the efficiency of air con units.  The rating ranges from 13 to 23.  Although it goes without saying that the higher level of efficiency a system has, the better it is for the environment and your bills, it generally means that the system will be more expensive.  By consulting an expert from ADK.co.uk in London you can work out the best SEER number not only for your home but your bank balance as well in both terms of the long and short term.

As you can hopefully see from the above, purchasing an air conditioning system is not something you should undertake without conducting proper research first.  If you are interested in having an air conditioning system installed in your London property, you can contact ADK.co.uk for their expert advice and guidance in the matter.

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