Air conditioning has become a popular option on garden room specifications over the last five years or so. It is popular because heat pump air conditioning is the easiest way of controlling the temperature in a garden room, every day of the year.
With heat pump air conditioning you have one unit inside the room, this connects to a larger unit which sits outside the building. Nobody could say the external part is the most attractive of units, but their function outweighs their form!
We were, therefore, interested in learning of a new condenser-less air conditioning unit by Powrmatic which is being adopted by garden room suppliers, such as Green Retreats.
The Powrmatic condenser-less air conditioning system looks like it could be a great option for use in a garden room, as it takes the form of one, compact inside unit. Removing the need for the large and not so lovely looking exterior unit!
Powrmatic’s condenser-less air conditioning system has a built-in evaporator and condenser, contained within its neat wall unit, which is not unlike an electric wall heater in appearance. This unit is connected to two ducts which are fitted within the garden room’s wall structure. This ducting is finished externally with grills, which only open when the system is in operation. The units offer Class-A energy efficiency, make use of the latest DC fans and have low noise levels when in use.
We asked the Powrmatic team about the typical running costs of their unit in a garden room:
“The running costs of the inverter, are 730 watts X 11 pence per kilowatt hour, on average for domestics, ( commercial rates vary) = 8.03 pence per hour, on average. The unit will run say for 80 percent of the time if the stat is set at 20 degs, as it cycles, so that means a running cost of 8.03 x 80% = 6.42 pence per hour on average, so a 10 hour day would be 64.20 pence per day. Obviously, this is highly subjective to usage”
We can see this becoming a popular option with garden room suppliers. If you are buying a garden room and a looking for a discreet air conditioning option, ask your supplier if they offer the Powrmatic system. Green Retreats are one supplier who already offers the system.
If you are a garden room supplier, talk to the Powrmatic team on 01460 53535 or visit their website to learn more about their air conditioning for garden rooms. You can also contact Adam Tovey by emailing adamtovey@powrmatic.