In the video below, I explain how to work out if your garden studio windows are north facing. If they are north facing, you probably won't need the cooling aspect of an air conditioner in your garden office...(see my comments at the bottom of this page, about costs)
Hi There, Alex and I discuss the Air Conditioning Units in the videos below...
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STANDARD AC UNIT SPEC (installed in 95% of Garden Studios)...
LARGE AC UNIT SPEC (installed in very large Garden Studios)...
As a guide to AC costs...
A/C. 10 year cost including purchase at 14.1p per kWh £2,600
Conventional 3.2 kw electric radiator with built in thermostat control and hand held remote.
10 year cost including purchase at 14.1p per kWh £5,280 and no cooling facility.
This doesn't allow for the fact that the cooling mode still uses electric and so you would have
to allow for that.
I believe the AC purchase is more of a "comfort" decision as the room is
generally more comfortable than having a conventional electric heater.
I do have a Which report summary if you decide to buy a normal heater. Let me know if you'd like to see that
and I can email it to you.
Also, bear in mind that an AC can be fitted retrospectively so you could try a summer and winter
Prices include VAT and free delivery up to 100 miles
Planning permission not normally required
Unique 25 year guarantee
Take it with you when you move house
Truly zero maintenance - no painting or staining for at least 25 years
6th January 2016 installation of 12' x 8' QCB garden studio...
I would like to say an enormous Thank You to the team - everyone has been great and the fitters did a brilliant job today. I took photos all day and looking through them the strength and elegance of the structure is made obvious - so glad I did this. The Electrician is coming on Friday to complete and then it is all systems go. Thank you again.
Just to say, we are very happy with our new garden room and would like to thank you for all the help you have been. The installation team were very good, such hard workers!