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Residential Air Conditioning Units

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10/24/2023

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In the UK, homeowners often have to deal with unpredictable weather, wondering if it will be raining and cold all summer or surprisingly pleasant heading into the winter months. Modern home air conditioning units are much more energy efficient than they used to be and are great at regulating room temperatures (both heating and cooling). There’s therefore, no bad time to consider upgrading to a modern, efficient air conditioning system in rooms prone to overheating in hot periods or getting cold and damp in cooler times (e.g. conservatories or small, poorly ventilated bedrooms).

The Advantages of Modern Domestic Air Conditioning Systems

As well as providing a kinder, more comfortable environment for family members and pets, modern air con systems offer a host of additional benefits.

One of the most rewarding aspects of upgrading to a modern system is the effect it will have on your fuel bills. You can expect a state-of-the-art system to be much more energy efficient than an older unit (which will probably be working at sub-optimal efficiency if it hasn't been regularly maintained.) This means you can do your bit for the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

Wall mounted air conditioning
Wall mounted air conditioning


Domestic air conditioning systems can now be integrated into smart home devices so that you can control individual units from your smartphone or laptop. This can help ensure you keep costs to a minimum by only using as much energy as you need.

You may be aware that some air conditioning units for residential homes contain a refrigerant that, if spilt, can cause damage to the ozone layer. That is why you must ensure your installers are F gas accredited. K2 Heating & Cooling Ltd. are Refcom certified, giving you the peace of mind that our workmanship will be safe and high-quality. We have a commitment to bringing youth through our business so all of our engineers will have come up through the ranks and be committed to our 'customer first' ethos.

VRF Systems That Heat as Well as Cool

A misconception with many homeowners is that air conditioning is purely for keeping your living space cool. In fact, modern systems based on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology convert ambient heat into both warm or cool air depending on what is required. This makes them ideal in rooms which suffer from extreme ranges of temperatures.

For example, conservatories often swing from icy cold in the winter to stiflingly hot in the summer months. VRF air con systems monitor the external temperature and calculate the precise amount of energy needed to meet the room temperature you have selected. The result is a conservatory that can be used all year round at any time of the day.

If you have been surviving the winter by using your gas-fired central heating system, VRF air conditioning systems can help you slash up to 80% of your heating costs.

Case Study: Mr and Mrs Lee

For an example of how installing domestic air conditioning can improve your quality of life, look no further than our case study page. Mr and Mrs Lee experienced that common situation of moving into a house with a beautiful conservatory only to discover that they could rarely use it. The winters were cold, dank and unpleasant and the summers were often unbearably hot. Since K2 installed their air con system, they have been able to enjoy their conservatory all year round and at any time of the day. As an added bonus, they say they can hardly tell the unit has been switched on because it is so quiet.


Whether you are looking for a small unit to sort out a similar-sized room or a large system to improve the air quality and temperature of your whole home, please call K2 or contact us using the form below.

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