You wouldn’t be the first person to ask “why would I use Air Conditioning as my heating source with electric bills going through the roof?”
The answer is, Air Conditioning is the future! Yes, electric prices are going up, but Air Conditioning is so efficient, this has little effect on your increasing bills, compared to that of gas or oil fuelled heating systems. Residential systems average 300% efficiency, meaning that for every kW that you pay for, you are receiving 3kW of heating or cooling. What you can do, is choose wisely about where your energy comes from. As always, there are pros and cons, but we think you will agree, the pros come out on top!
- Heating AND cooling all year round.
- Cheaper than conventional and traditional heating systems.
- Decreased health risks
- Better quality of air
- Fantastic for removing allergens
- Servicing starts at £ per unit
- Could save you a considerable amount of money
- You can control all of this from a touch of a button from your phone or remote
- The effect is almost instant
- Electric prices are on the rise
- Yearly servicing is needed to maintain equipment
- Can be “expensive to install”
Thousands of people are choosing Air Conditioning as their main heating source and have never looked back! Research shows that you could be saving up to £1000 per year compared to an older model boiler. What makes Air conditioning so efficient (in a split system) is that they don’t lose heat or cool air through the ducts, as they use refrigerant pipes instead.
If you are thinking about how you can do your bit for the environment, whilst saving money on your energy bills, you could consider combining air conditioning alongside renewable energy, such as solar panels, which generate energy from the sun. Dependent on factors such as number of panels, and your overall energy usage, you could potentially power your heat source for free. When you take this into account, you could be saving yourself thousands of pounds, and have the added benefits of cooling and better-quality air.
Still not convinced? Have you considered the impact on your health? Panasonic has developed Nanoe X technology supplied in certain units, which has built in technology to remove odours in the home or work place. Similar technologies have been/ are being developed by leading brands, and are available. Currently, the industry has acknowledged Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric as the market leaders, with brands such as Panasonic coming closely behind. All manufacturers provide their own standard and extended warranty periods, which will be honoured where reasonable steps have been taken to maintain equipment.
How does Air con work?
Heating and cooling work via the vapour compression refrigeration cycle. Essentially, this works by taking in air from the outdoor unit (the condenser) and using a refrigerant that is supplied from the compressor, the indoor space can be effectively heated or cooled.
How much does it cost?
Of course, cost is always a factor when considering investments like this. Our website includes a pricing calculator which can give a good estimate of a value.
What else should I know?
Something that every Air Conditioning engineer hears in their career is “Air con dries your skin and makes your mouth dry!”. Air con is improving all the time, with leading manufactures constantly researching for ways to become bigger and better. Nanoe X technology includes moisturising agents, which actually moisturise your skin and hair. This comes alongside many other benefits of hydroxyl radicals, which is what makes kit like this so special. These hydroxyl radicals have the power to inhibit pollutants, viruses and bacteria, as well as having a deodorising effect on the indoor environment.
All of our engineers are qualified and insured, and are F-gas registered. It is very important that installations, routine maintenance and breakdowns are attended only by qualified and insured engineers. Here at Phoenix ACR, we pride ourselves with providing a first class customer experience, which is mirrored in our reviews! We have a fantastic aftercare program, and opportunities to save money on call outs, servicing and parts when you sign up with a maintenance contract.