Everything You Need To Know About Air Con Units

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Looking into air con installation for your home or business? If so, there are a few things you might want to know, before you make that call and book a consultation. 

Our air con installation team supplies and fits air conditioning units all over Kingston and the southwest of London. They have put together this handy guide so you can learn everything you need to know about air con units!

What Are They?

Let’s start with the basics, air conditioning units are machines that take in and alter the air around them. They are usually installed in an enclosed environment, with the aim of heating or cooling the air before expelling and recirculating it, to benefit the people in that space.

Any machine that works as part of a wider HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) can technically be called an air conditioning unit. However, most people are generally referring to the specific unit that rapidly chills warm air as the ‘air con unit’, when they talk about air con installation in Kingston.

When Were They Invented?

The origins of climate control date back to the mid-1800s, when scientists began experimenting with ways to cool air. 

Michael Faraday, a physicist, chemist and inventor, is known for the invention of the Faraday Cage, a method of technology that blocks and dissipates electrical fields. He was also among the first to discover that air could be chilled using compressed liquid ammonia. 

Following on from this, Dr Jorn Gorrie, a physicist from the Philippines, developed Faraday’s idea further. He invented a workable compression-based system for creating ice, which he used to cool rooms in a hospital.

In terms of the invention of the modern air con unit we would recognise today, this started happening in the early 20th century. It wasn’t until 1933 that the first belt-driven AC units began to roll off the production line, and since then air con units have been in production all across the globe!

Types Of Air Con Units

If you are thinking about air con installation in Kingston, there are a few types of units you might want to consider.

Split wall mounted: these air con units feature a popular method of splitting out the main two stages of air conditioning. They come with an indoor component and an outdoor component. The indoor unit contains the blower and cooling coil and the outdoor unit includes the condenser coils, compressor, capillary tubing etc. For this reason, a split-mounted unit is easy to install in most homes. Furthermore, the splitting of units keeps the noise down inside.

Single portable: these units offer great flexibility, as they can be moved freely around your home/business. The only drawback is that you need to have a way of venting them directly to the outside. Usually, this will be through a suitable window or door.

Units with heaters: the mechanics of these units mean they can cool air as well as heat it. If you want to cut down on your gas bills, installing an air con unit that heats and cools can help! Just a flick of a switch turns these units into heaters, so you can heat and cool your home in Kingston.

Want To Know More?

Want to know more about air con installation in Kingston? Just get in touch, our team will be more than happy to chat with you about your options.

Posted By on April 25th, 2023 in Aircon

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