Working from home has become a way of life for many over recent years, thanks to high speed broadband and more flexible working conditions. Of course, Covid-19 has forced millions more people to stay and work from home, which had led many businesses owners to re-think working practices for the future – it could become the norm.
While people have quickly adapted to home working, many have had to make changes to the home environment to make it more comfortable. Working spaces have been created in kitchens, bedrooms, garages and even sheds, and some have gone as far as building a garden room or summerhouse.
One thing that office workers have not been able to enjoy at home is the comfort of office cooling, which has become a distant memory for many. With winter on the way and the likelihood of long term working from home, air conditioning for the home office can be a beneficial and cost-effective long-term solution.
Options for home office air conditioning
Much like your home central heating, air conditioning should be ideally installed in an insulated space, so as to maintain temperature and keep costs low.
Modern air conditioning systems contain low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant - the most environmentally friendly, and highly regulated to ensure very low CO2 emissions.
Single air conditioning units for single rooms or spaces
The simplest air conditioning solution for single rooms or spaces is a single wall or floor-mounted unit, which is connected to an outdoor unit.
A single unit air conditioning system can be installed in any room in the house, or an insulated garage, prefabricated garden rooms, insulated summer houses and even insulated sheds.
The units are quick to install to mains electricity with minimum disruption. They are highly efficient, quiet and versatile. Standard air conditioning units will come with a remote-control handset that allows you to set the desired temperature and even pre-set times to come on and go off.
Many modern air conditioning systems now come with Smart technology; when connected to your phone, you can manage your cooling and heating from wherever you are, and you can keep a check on energy use, among many features.
Multi-room air conditioning options
If you’re likely to want to install and second or third unit in the future, this can be discussed with your air conditioning installer who will ensure that the outdoor unit has the right capacity for any future indoor units to be added easily.
If you wish to install air conditioning to say, 6 rooms; bedrooms, living area and outdoor office, then depending on the design of your building, you can opt for a multi-zone solution. Again, these systems are highly efficient, keeping running costs low and offering the flexibility of being able to set different temperatures in different parts of the home.
As with all modern, home air conditioning solutions, they will add value to your home, provide you with cooling and heating all year round, and give you short term pay back.
Renewable Energy Solutions
There are also a number of renewable energy air conditioning solutions available, however to be cost effective for domestic use, installation would depend on the size of the property and a survey would need to be carried out.
Air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps are designed to deliver cooling and heating using heat that is extracted from the outside air or the ground.
This type of technology qualifies for government funding via the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Loop Air Conditioning supply and install the most efficient, high-quality domestic air conditioning solutions for homes and home offices. For a FREE survey and FREE quotation, please get in touch and we will arrange for your local, qualified engineer to visit you.