The Benefits of an Air Conditioning System in a Garden Room

Cheshire Cedar Buildings design our garden rooms for comfort all year round. Our buildings breathe and allow for air flow, they are efficient to heat and cool, retaining heat in the winter and reflecting heat in the summer. 

A cooler (or warmer), dehumidified environment has obvious advantages, including a healthier, more pleasant environment – it also ensures damp and condensation doesn’t build up within the garden room which can become dangerous allowing mould to build up and air quality to decrease.

Cheshire Cedar Buildings advises all of our customers to install a reversible air conditioning unit that will offer you several advantages:

  • Efficiently heat and cool your building keeping your electricity usage lower
  • Managing humidity levels, stopping mould build up and reducing ongoing maintenance costs
  • Preventing humidity, increasing the lifespan of your garden building
  • Creating the perfect environment. Air conditioning is the only system that will allow all-year round comfort.

Is Air-conditioning Expensive To Run In A Garden Room?

The investment seems high at first glance, an installed air conditioning unit typically costs £1035 (including VAT) with our partner Island HVAC Systems, however, unlike air conditioning systems powered exclusively by electricity, reversible air conditioning also use renewable energy.
The properties of refrigerant make it possible to “capture” the energy present in the air and lower the ambient temperature of the room. This “heat” will thus be evacuated by the outdoor unit.
In cooling mode, this type of product benefits from a SEER of approximately 6/7. That is to say that for 1kW consumed, the heat pump can restore between 6 and 7 kW of cooling energy. This seasonal energy efficiency coefficient is particularly interesting, and will guarantee you to achieve savings on your energy bill throughout the year.

What is purified ambient air?

Air conditioning is designed to do more than cool a room and plays an important role in purifying the air you breathe within the garden room. One of your air conditioner’s key responsibilities is to improve and maintain the indoor air quality (IAQ). In the casing of the indoor unit there are filters. By passing through, the air is relieved of everything that can reduce its quality: dust, odors and pollutants that can affect your well-being.
Our recommended air conditioning units also act on the humidity level of your room, so that it remains between 40% and 60%.

Other FAQs

What is reversible air conditioning?

Reversible air conditioning  guarantees you an ideal temperature all year round by allowing you to switch with a simple gesture from the “cooloing” function to the “heating” function.

  • In cooling mode, the fluid circulating in the device absorbs the heat from the room to reject it towards the ‘outside.
  • In heating mode, the air conditioner captures the calories from the outside and diffuses gentle warmth in your home. The result: a number of significant advantages, especially in terms of substantial energy savings.

Does the installation of a fixed air conditioning require major work?

Contrary to popular belief, the installation of air conditioning does not require heavy work, but just holes in the wall whose diameter varies from 5 to 10 cm maximum. The installer will also carry out electrical, refrigeration and hydraulic checks, including the checking of seals, and adjustments.

Does air conditioning expend a lot of energy?

Today’s air conditioners are far more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than previous models as they use a safer, cleaner refrigerant. Indeed, in summer the use of air conditioning increases energy consumption. On the other hand, in winter, with a reversible air conditioning equipped with Inverter technology, you save up to 75% of energy compared to a traditional electric convector, which over the year, largely compensates for the low summer consumption surplus. In the end over the year it is therefore a relatively lower energy consumption.

What maintenance does an air conditioning system require?

To benefit from optimum operation, your air conditioning system must indeed be maintained like any domestic appliance. This maintenance remains relatively easy. You must of course dust off the device but above all regularly clean the filters using a vacuum cleaner and a damp sponge without detergent. For regular monitoring of your air conditioning system, your installer will offer you a maintenance contract.

Inverter, does that mean it’s hot and cold?

Yes, but the inverter is a regulation technology which makes it possible to avoid temperature variations and therefore to have a constant and comfortable temperature in your room all year round. This technology eliminates energy consumption peaks due to successive restarts, and allows substantial savings on your electricity bill.

What is the ideal humidity level for my garden room?

It is well documented that humidity plays an important role in ensuring the wellbeing of building occupants. The BSRIA recommends 40-60% humidity.

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