Garden rooms & offices have soared in popularity this year. With many of us forced to run businesses or work from home having a separate yet comfortable workplace has become an excellent way to separate home and work life in these trying times.
In many offices, we rely on Air Conditioning to regulate the temperature. This infrastructure is not built into many homes in the UK but has become essential for many workplaces. Achieving this at home can be easy and cost-effective.
Wall Split Air Conditioning Systems Vs Portable Units
When it comes to Air Conditioning systems, you the choice of two styles: Wall Split or Portable. There are benefits to both systems but they are ultimately better suited to different environments. Portable units are generally only suitable for spaces of up to 20sqm where as Wall Split units are effective in considerably larger spaces. The main deciding factors are price & ease of installation.
Wall Split units are more expensive up front. Depending on the size and the features required for your needs pricing can range from £500 to around £2,500. But given their energy efficient designs and effective cooling technology, will be cheaper to run that a portable unit.
Another consideration is installation. Split system air conditioners consist of the fan unit that is mounted indoors and an externally installed condenser. This design makes them much quieter in operation as the noisy compressor is removed from the room. These two parts are connected through the wall by copper tubing and as such, require installation from an approved F Gas Engineer but bear in mind that Enhanced Capital Allowance can be claimed on the installation costs of these units.
But Wall Split units aren’t just great for the summer. Many units are labelled as “3 in 1” meaning the units feature Air Conditioning, Fan & Dehumidifying mode. In the summer months, Air Conditioning mode can keep you cool and productive while in the winter months as condensation begins to appear on windows, humidity can rise causing discomfort. Built in dehumidification modes remove excess moisture from the room to prevent condensation and thereby reduce the ill effects to health & the structure of the garden office caused by damp.
Then it comes to Air Conditioning systems for Garden Offices, the benefits of a Wall Split Air Conditioning system are numerous. The boost to productivity, reduced running costs & unobtrusive design give them the edge over portable units.