As Britain basks (or languishes) in a fairly powerful heatwave, recent findings suggest that very hot, dry summers could become the norm for the foreseeable future.
Traditionally a nation of radiators rather than air conditioners, when it comes to cooling down most British homes lack more than an electric fan (currently selling out at an impressive rate), contrasting sharply with the US where 100 million homes are thought to be air conditioned.
The logic behind this is understandable as for so much of the year air conditioning units could be little more than dust traps taking up valuable space in our relatively compact homes. However, with predictions indicating this heatwave could be more of a trend than an anomaly, and the associated health warnings, it could be time to reconsider this stance.
The split system wall-mounted air conditioning units typically used in domestic settings can provide cold and warm air, becoming an effective means of making your home safer and more comfortable whatever the weather.
These remote controlled, unobtrusive systems are extremely energy-efficient and affordable means of heating your home in winter as well as offering relief when the mercury rises.
Other systems offer built-in air filters which purify the air and remove pollutants such as dust, pollen and smoke from the atmosphere.
If considering purchasing an air conditioning unit, professional installation will be essential. You can search for Air Conditioning Engineers in your area on the TrustMark online directory.
TrustMark would always recommend getting quotes from at least three different companies and researching testimonials and previous installations where possible.
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