Fitted Air conditioning

Fitted Air conditioning

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Cleverley

42 posts

2 months

Sunday 6th June
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We are busy all year summer just gets a bit dafter - our rates are not seasonal. We charge a fair amount for a fair job.

Back on the smack chic

5,072 posts

88 months

Sunday 6th June
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You're missing out on about 50% of your profit, then.

Cleverley

42 posts

2 months

Sunday 6th June
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We manage to survive….ac is approx 3% of our business. After 30 years being a fridge man 17 working for myself, we leave the new ones in the race to the bottom that has always been ac. You don’t get many 225 kw chillers off eBay. We like to stick with the bigger fridge kit. We have always found this a more niche and profitable market. Each to their own.

I have Daikin AC at home - it’s good,
heats up quicker than gas powered under floor heating in winter, is more manageable than our log burner. Also keeps the bedrooms cool in “summer”. The UK is not really into home ac yet and even at high COPs most people don’t really understand the advantages.


Back on the smack chic

5,072 posts

88 months

Sunday 6th June
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Cleverley said:
The UK is not really into home ac yet
Are you living in the same UK as I am? rolleyes

pghstochaj

925 posts

87 months

Monday 7th June
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Back on the smack chic said:
Are you living in the same UK as I am? rolleyes
I have had Ac in bedrooms for four years now. I’m the only person I know with AC, except for a few people with portable AC units. I think it’s still very rare. People are surprised we have it - although this is north west.

fastbikes76

2,308 posts

90 months

Monday 7th June
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Agreed it’s definitely it as out there as I would expect. I’m the only person I know with AC and get ripped for being ‘Posh’ because I have it despite it costing under £2.5k all in too cool a 4 bed house !

Tell you what though… I will never ever be without it again. If we sell and move, next house will have AC fitted on day 1 .

ChocolateFrog

13,368 posts

141 months

Monday 7th June
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Back on the smack chic said:
Cleverley said:
The UK is not really into home ac yet
Are you living in the same UK as I am? rolleyes
My impression is the market must have exploded in the last 5 years from almost nothing.

Definitely a growth industry.


Harry Flashman

15,435 posts

210 months

Monday 7th June
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And once again at this time of year, the AC is great.

Both the splits and the wall hung integrated units that exhaust and intake through the wall are brilliant. The latter are noisier, but by no means noisy enough to interrupt sleep.

Countdown

31,375 posts

164 months

Monday 7th June
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Apologies if Ive asked this before - for those who have it fitted

1. How often do you have it serviced
2. How much does it cost (per Unit)

Thanks

Cleverley

42 posts

2 months

Monday 7th June
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Back on the smack chic said:
Are you living in the same UK as I am? rolleyes
Why the rolling of eyes 😂😂

What is there? Almost 30 million homes in the UK, how many have fitted AC ? A minuscule amount compared to some Countries. Where as everything is refrigerated 😂

Your food, beer and medicines…..

Like I’ve said home ac is a growing market in the UK, but it is also a race to the bottom. People have started DIYing the stuff now it’s that easy.

Ask yourself if you would let Joe blogs loose on a process plant with a few £mil of beef getting warm…..

You stick with AC and leave the big stuff to the fridge men 👍👍

Back on the smack chic

5,072 posts

88 months

Monday 7th June
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I will, because it isn't my job - you stick to keeping my beer cold, eh? laugh

Cleverley

42 posts

2 months

Monday 7th June
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Back on the smack chic said:
I will, because it isn't my job - you stick to keeping my beer cold, eh? laugh
Ok…….

Wish

892 posts

217 months

Monday 7th June
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Anyone in the Kent area nr Canterbury that can give me a quote?


k99

382 posts

136 months

Monday 7th June
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Countdown said:
Apologies if Ive asked this before - for those who have it fitted

1. How often do you have it serviced
2. How much does it cost (per Unit)

Thanks
We pay about £120 every year for one split unit.

Cleverley

42 posts

2 months

Monday 7th June
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k99 said:
We pay about £120 every year for one split unit.
If the unit is operating in heating and cooling ok.
Simply take the filters out of the indoor unit every couple of months, give them a wash through. Put a small jug of warm water through the drain pan whilst the filters are drying and make sure the water comes out the other end of the drain hose.

Give the outside unit a quick wash through with the garden hose.

All with the power off to the unit !

Save yourself the cash for when/if it breaks down.
Home/office ac is not like car ac. They are a sealed system, if installed correctly. The outdoor unit will usually rot away before it needs a “service”


k99

382 posts

136 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Cleverley said:
If the unit is operating in heating and cooling ok.
Simply take the filters out of the indoor unit every couple of months, give them a wash through. Put a small jug of warm water through the drain pan whilst the filters are drying and make sure the water comes out the other end of the drain hose.

Give the outside unit a quick wash through with the garden hose.

All with the power off to the unit !

Save yourself the cash for when/if it breaks down.
Home/office ac is not like car ac. They are a sealed system, if installed correctly. The outdoor unit will usually rot away before it needs a “service”
smile thanks

mikey_b

181 posts

13 months

Tuesday 8th June
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fastbikes76 said:
Agreed it’s definitely it as out there as I would expect. I’m the only person I know with AC and get ripped for being ‘Posh’ because I have it despite it costing under £2.5k all in too cool a 4 bed house !

Tell you what though… I will never ever be without it again. If we sell and move, next house will have AC fitted on day 1 .
There are two types of people, I find - those who denounce AC as being posh and a waste of money, and those who have lived with a system fitted. Once you’ve lived with it, you never want to go back.

mikey_b

181 posts

13 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Countdown said:
Apologies if Ive asked this before - for those who have it fitted

1. How often do you have it serviced
2. How much does it cost (per Unit)

Thanks
1. Never. I just pull the filter out the indoor unit and gently vacuum it. Fitter said it was a waste of time if it was working ok. 5 years later it still works perfectly, so it seems he was right.

2. Nothing.

steveo3002

8,486 posts

142 months

Tuesday 8th June
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id have it in every room but the elec bill would kill me , hate being too hot

fastbikes76

2,308 posts

90 months

Tuesday 8th June
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steveo3002 said:
id have it in every room but the elec bill would kill me , hate being too hot
I checked my meter today which is fitted to the AC only, over the last 5 days my 3 units have used a total of £5.20 leccy, that’s with them being run flat out all day as I leave all the doors open so they cool the whole house.

My 27kw multi split pulls just under 1kw leccy flat out so around 15p per hour , with just one unit running it’s 500w so 7p roughly per hour of peaceful sleep…. Bargain