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Air conditioning services near me
There are plenty of good local air conditioning specialists in Kent who come well recommended by your neighbours.
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If your air conditioning system is in need of some maintenance work, the cost of a one-off air conditioner service in the UK is around £60 - £100 per unit.
To find out more about prices, check out our guide to air conditioning service costs.
How much does air conditioning cost per hour for a service?
The average hourly rate for an air conditioning engineer in the UK is around £20 - £50 per hour, depending on the complexity of the job and the experience of the individual engineer.
You may also be charged additional fees if you require an urgent callout or for working outside of standard business hours, such as evenings and weekends.
How much does air conditioning cost to install in the UK?
The cost of air conditioning installation in the UK will vary depending on the size of your property, the type of air conditioning system you install and the complexity of the installation.
Below are some of the average air conditioning installation costs you can expect to pay in the UK:
Split air conditioner system installation costs
Small home office – £1,750
Double bedroom – £2,250
Conservatory – £2,000
Six room multi-split unit – £7,500
Ducted air conditioner system installation costs
Small home office – £3,000
Double bedroom – £3,000
What is split system air conditioning?
Split system air conditioning is an air con system that is made up of inner and outer components or units, which are connected by piping and electric cable. Having a split system allows the refrigerant to flow to and from each unit whilst the main part of the air conditioning system is located outside of your property.
The benefit of split system air conditioning is that it’s quieter, because the loudest part of the system is positioned outside of your home. And the internal units are lighter and quieter, which means they can be installed almost anywhere in your home.
Quotes for air conditioning costs
To get accurate air conditioning costs in your area, we always recommend getting at least three quotes from local air conditioning specialists near you. By shopping around you can make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work.
Thankfully, our request a quote tool makes getting multiple quotes super easy. Simply post details about the work that you need help with and we’ll send it out to the best local tradespeople in your area, who will contact you directly. Try it out – it's quick and easy!
As a general rule, a domestic air conditioning system that experiences moderate use throughout the year should be serviced at least once a year. If you use your air con system a lot then you might want to have it serviced more regularly, such as once every 6 months.
In between services, you may notice that your air conditioning system needs some maintenance work. Here are some of the common signs that it might be time to book in a visit with your local air conditioning specialists:
Your air con unit is making more noise than usual
It’s taking longer than usual for your air conditioning to cool a room
You notice you’re energy bills are more expensive than usual when you use your air conditioning
Benefits of professional air conditioning services
There are a number of very good reasons why hiring a professional air conditioning expert to service your system is a good idea:
Regular services keep your air conditioning system working as efficiently as possible
A service can spot an issue before it gets worse (and more expensive to fix)
Professional air conditioning engineers know what to look out for to avoid future issues
It gives you peace of mind that your air conditioning is in good working order
Need help with your air conditioning system?
Whether you need a routine air conditioning service or you’ve noticed a problem with your air con system, it’s always helpful to get advice from local air conditioning experts before you get started.
Find the best local air conditioning specialists near you with our quick and easy online search. Or request a quote and we’ll reach out to multiple local tradespeople for you and they’ll get in touch with you directly.
You can certainly perform some regular maintenance checks on your air conditioning unit yourself. Cleaning the filters on most air conditioning units can be fairly straightforward, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
However, this DIY work shouldn’t replace the yearly service carried out by a local air conditioning engineer. An experienced professional air conditioning specialist will be able to give your whole air con system a full check, making sure that all elements are in good working order.
We would always recommend hiring a local air conditioning engineer to perform a regular service, preferably in the spring ahead of the warmer summer months when you’ll be using your air conditioning system the most.
How does air conditioning work?
The basic principle of an air conditioning system is that the various air con units work by removing the warm air from your home and pumping cool air into it. The aim of air conditioning is to reduce the overall temperature within an indoor space.
Here’s a quick overview of the air conditioning process:
Air con units draw warm air out of the room(s)
The warm air flows over cold evaporator pipes, which cools the air as it passes
A dehumidifier simultaneously removes excess moisture for the air
Coolant flowing through the chiller pipes absorbs heat from the warm air blowing past and the warm air is pumped outside
The cold air is pumped back into the room, which then reduces the temperature and humidity of the air
Want to speak to air conditioning experts in Kent?
Sometimes it helps to have a quick chat with local air conditioning companies to understand what options are available in your area and how much they’ll cost.
If you’re ready to reach out to local air conditioning specialists, you’re in the right place. We can help you find the best tradespeople in your area with our quick and easy online search – or request a quote and we’ll get multiple local air conditioning experts to contact you directly.
You should always hire a qualified and experienced tradesperson to install an air conditioner in your home. Some qualified electricians will have experience working with air conditioning installation, but not all of them. So you want to make sure you’re hiring a professional who knows what they’re doing.
Ideally you want to hire a local air con engineer to install your air conditioning system. They will have the experience and know-how to safely and efficiently carry out the installation work. They’ll also be able to advise on the best place to install the air conditioner units to provide optimum air conditioning for your home.
Want to find out more about local air conditioning installation services?
When planning a project that requires installing air conditioning, it’s important to speak to local air con engineers to understand what’s involved and how much it will cost. Experienced air conditioning specialists will be able to advise on the options available and what you’ll need for your home.
Keen to get started? Search for the best local air conditioning companies in Kent and get in touch with them yourself. Alternatively, you can get multiple quotes from local air con engineers by using our request a quote feature – simply post details of what you need and we’ll get reliable local tradespeople to contact you directly.