Many garden office companies offer air conditioning systems as an optional extra. It is also a system that you can have retrofitted into an existing garden office building.
When it comes to upfront costs, air conditioning is perhaps the most expensive heating option for a garden office, but you have to remember that you are not only installing a heating system but a cooling one too. No other heating system offers this level of year-round temperature control.
While the upfront installation costs are greater than other garden office heating systems such as electric convector heaters or underfloor heating, the running costs can work out less. Our friends at Advantage Air Systems, specialist air conditioning installers tell us:
A professionally installed air conditioning system, when compared to direct electric heating or gas, can lower your electricity bills by as much as 30-50%. If you use your garden office all day every day, you could find that your new system pays for itself within 5 years in reduced running costs. And of course, an air conditioning system also gives you the option to use it in cooling in the summer months to lower the temperature and humidity.
A system that pays for itself
Air conditioning has many benefits, in our opinion being able to control the temperature we are working in, all year round, at the touch of a button is the biggest. The fact, as Advantage Air Systems suggest, that with lower running costs than other heating options you could recoup your initial outlay in 5 years, is another big plus.
Advantage Air Systems explain in a recent blog post that if you are business installing air conditioning in your garden office, you can claim Enhanced Capital Allowance on the installation costs (speak to the Advantage Air Systems team on 01306 628 282 regarding the type of equipment this applies too). If you are just a residential customer, you will only pay 5% VAT on the installation – again speak to the Advantage Air Systems team for more information.
A discreet system
Split system air source heat pumps are commonly used in garden office design. This is a very discreet system with one unit positioned within the office, normally high on one wall. This unit is connected to a second unit positioned outside the garden office, normally hidden at the rear of the building. All pipework is discreetly incorporated into the structure of the garden office wall.
To learn more about installing air conditioning in your garden office, talk to the Advantage Air Systems team on 01306 628282 or take a look at their website to learn more about their work.