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How much does air conditioning cost to run & install?

Running Costs:

Do you love the idea of a comfy air conditioned home, but hate the idea of sky high electricity bills?

Let's be honest, air conditioning doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to running costs, but we assure you that things have changed drastically for the better.

‍Old motors used to stop and start each time a target temperature was reached. Instead of this, new, smarter motors now increase and decrease their speed, without coming to a complete stand still. This change eliminates large amounts of wasted energy that was a result of continuous restarting.

Below, we’ve put together a table based on information provided by Daikin, an air conditioning market leader, to give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay per year in running fees.

These figures are based on a single 2.5KW unit, running at 0.12 pence per KWH.  

There are of course lots of factors that will affect the running costs, factors like; how big is the room? Are you using the air conditioning to cool or heat? And, did you remember to close the bathroom window?

We understand that it’s reassuring to have at least a ballpark figure, though. If you have any questions or if you would like a quote from us, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Installation costs:

Now that you know how much your air conditioning could cost to run each year, let’s talk installation fees.

Again, installation fees vary and depend on factors such as the pipe run length (the distance between the indoor and outdoor unit), the power output, and the model of the unit. And ducted systems, of course, are more expensive than wall mounted systems.

Our table below is based on a 2.5 KiloWatt system, the most commonly used in domestic installations.

Please note that prices exclude VAT at 20%.

It’s worth mentioning some of the features of our installations that we think set us apart from the competition, like:

  • Expertly concealed pipework
  • Qualified electrician work to avoid nuisance tripping
  • Internal and external power isolation
  • Our own engineers and project managers
  • A friendly, in-house office support team, to answer all of your queries throughout the process

We believe that the only time we should have to make a return trip after an installation, is to complete the first service appointment - which is complimentary.

To book a free site survey or to find out more, please call or send us a message, we will be happy to help.

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What our customers say about us:

'Aircon unit in a cinema room'

From the very first contact we had with Protocool all the team went above and beyond my expectations.It was a tricky job but they were always happy to speak to the other trades we had on site to find solutions. The onsite engineers are what I call 'proper gents' nothing too much trouble and a complete pleasure to work with.

'Residential loft AC install.'

The Protocool team were prompt and professional. They kept us informed throughout the process, were very punctual and finished the work on the agreed time. I would recommend Protocool.

'8 unit AC installation.'

We use ProtoCool Ltd on a commercial basis for routine and reactive works.  Quotes are issued promptly and dates made available quickly.  The engineer arrived on time and undertook all works as expected.  Site left clean and tidy.  Additional advice also offered about how some of our units may operate more efficiently but no pressure to accept any further work.

'2x A/C systems.'

Very pleased with the consultation process kept informed and team that fitted A/C were excellent.

'Yearly service/Check'

Very pleased with the installation two years ago - the outdoor unit is very quiet in operation, the internal units look nice, are efficient and quiet in normal operation - this was the 2nd yearly service/operational check and filter clean - this is thorough and gives peace of mind - ensuring the system continues to work at peak efficiency - I have no hesitation in recommending Protocool.

'Air Conditioning Service'

Excellent service as always from these guys. Had both my unit serviced, and my dads in the next village. On time, very Clean and most of all very polite. Would not hesitate to recommend Protocool Ltd.

'Annual service of home air conditioning'

After Protocool did such a great job installing my home's air-conditioning in 2019 they were the obvious company to call when the annual service was due one year on - Jack and Josh also provided a professional service in 2020 (on one of the hottest days of the year).

'Residential a/c fitted in two bedroom flat'

The guys did an excellent job, kept everything clean and tidy and turned up on time (even though they were driving a long way). The job was done well within the allotted time and to a very high standard.

'Fitting air conditioner into bedroom'

Very impressed. The service from my first enquiry, through the initial visit to scope the job to the work itself was outstanding. Everyone was polite, professional and very competent. The standard of work was excellent. I am thinking of having air conditioners fitted to other rooms and I will certainly use them again. Highly recommended.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.
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