Improve comfort, air quality, and add value to your home, with air conditioning supplied and installed from just £999.00*
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B.A.R. and Sons’ F-Gas registered installers can supply and fit air conditioning in your home or office from as little as £999.00* and domestic installations qualify for 0% VAT.
As well as providing cooling through summer, an air conditioning system can also provide heating in winter at up to A+ levels of energy efficiency.
Air conditioning uses the same technology as air source heat pumps, but instead of heating water and using this to heat a property via radiators or underfloor heating, air conditioning directly heats the air in the room. Like air source heat pumps, air conditioning units can deliver up to 4-kilowatts of heat (or cooling) for every kilowatt of electricity they consume.
Split systems (one outdoor fan unit and one indoor unit) are ideal for single spaces, such as conservatories, bedrooms, garden rooms and for small businesses.
Multi Split systems (one or more outdoor fan units with multiple indoor units) are better for larger premises or where multiple rooms need heating or cooling.
Commercial air conditioning heat pumps are available up to 90kW and can be connected to ducted systems, wall mounted evaporators and ceiling mounted cassettes for warehouses, offices, residential or retail premises.
Do you need planning permission for air conditioning?
Most small domestic air conditioning installations don’t need planning permission. This means that you don’t need to complete a planning permission application before installing air conditioning, as they are covered under permitted development rights. You do need to make sure that the external air conditioning unit installation meets certain criteria; these are similar to the criteria for an Air Source Heat Pump. These criteria are:
- It isn’t bigger than 0.6m³ (most domestic units are less than this)
- It’s over a metre away from any property boundaries
- It is more than a metre away from the edge of a flat roof
- It isn’t fitted on a pitched roof
- It isn’t being installed on a property that already has a wind turbine.
It’s a good idea to contact your local authority for air conditioning planning permission advice before going ahead with an installation.
They’ll be able to give you advice on how to make sure that your air conditioning complies with regulations and whether or not you need to apply for planning permission or not.
Air conditioning planning permission exceptions
Additional planning permission rules may apply when your property is in a specified area such as:
- A Conservation Area
- An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- A National Park
- A World Heritage Site
You might also have to follow additional regulations if you’re planning a larger commercial air conditioning installation.
If one or more of these situations applies to you, make sure you contact your local authority to find out more.
*£999.00 is the supply and installation price for a 2.5kW Midea Eco, split air conditioning unit, with remote control, and includes wall brackets or floor mounting feet and slab, up to 15m of pipework and 2m meters of black or white trunking. It is based on there being a suitable, accessible power supply and that the indoor unit will be fitted on an outside wall. Prices are correct as of spring/summer 2023 but are subject to change without notice. This price excludes VAT, where applicable.