The Benefits of Air Conditioning
Interest free loans for air conditioning!!
Tax incentives for Air conditioning installations
As part of the governments commitment to reducing the emission of gases responsible for global warming they have came up with tax incentives to encourage businesses to invest in low carbon, energy efficient equipment. The air conditioning units GJ Aircool Ltd fit fall into these schemes and are all AA energy rated.
They want to encourage businesses to invest in modern air conditioning systems due to the units producing less carbon emissions for heating and cooling buildings over other methods like oil, electric or gas. Which in turn means cheaper energy bills for businesses plus Tax relief.
Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme
The enhanced capital allowance scheme from the government is designed to encourage businesses to invest in low carbon, energy saving equipment by allowing 100% of the investment to be offset against taxable profits in the year the investment was made. This can bring significant financial benefits to businesses as well as improving their energy efficiency. Find out more at www.eca.gov.uk
Interest free Energy-Efficiency Loans
The carbon trust are offering energy-efficiency loans which are a cost effective way to replace or upgrade your old, expensive to run air conditioning equipment with a more energy efficient system. The loan scheme is designed so that anticipated energy savings offset the repayments of the loan, which means the equipment pays for itself and will continue to make savings year on year.
Reduced VAT on home air conditioning systems
The government is offering a reduced VAT rate to the supply and installation of heat pump air conditioning systems in residential property. By reducing the rate of VAT will encourage the increased use of such energy efficient product and will have a positive effect in reducing carbon emissions. With the standard rate of VAT now at 20% the reduced rate of 5% will make significant saving to the homeowner.
Heating at home accounts for more than 60 per cent of a home’s energy cost which makes them the best place to look for savings with spiraling energy costs.
Say air conditioning to most people and they will think of big noisy, ugly boxes that only cool in hot countries but that is a thing of the past.
Modern inverter air conditioning runs as quietly as a desktop fan. At as low as 28 decibels, it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop and smart enough to match your home decor that maintains the temperature and air quality all year round.
Air conditioning Heat Pump running cost.
Heat pump uses electricity needed to run a one-bar heater and converts it into the heat output of a four-bar heater. Therefore the running cost is less than half that of gas or traditional electric heating.
Heat pumps cost more to install than conventional electric heaters but they pay for themselves with running costs that are about half those of gas or electric heating and less than a fifth of an LPG heater.
Heating in winter, cooling in summer and they also filter the air to remove irritants like pollen and dust, plus they work as dehumidifiers as well.
Conventional Electrical Heating.
Some conventional electrical heating can be 100 per cent efficient. If you put one kilowatt of electricity into an electric heater, you get one kilowatt of heat out. So, as long as the heat isn’t being wasted, you may have been lead to believe the only way to make savings is to turn the heater down!
But, With heat pump air conditioning, it can give you more than 3 times the efficiency of conventional electrical heating.
This means, if you put one kilowatt of electricity into a heat pump, you get at least 3 kilowatt of heat out, meaning you get three times more heat than what you are paying for!
The pump simply transfers the heat from elswhere. They pump warm air from the air outside via a heat exchange process into the house – hence the term ‘heat pump’.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A Conventional heaters power is converted into heat whilst heat pumps power the pump that circulates the liquid through the system. It works the same way as your refrigerator. The refrigerant in your fridge takes the warm air from inside the fridge and releases it outside which is why the back of your fridge is warm. And it continues to work even when the inside is colder than the outside.
The heat pump air conditioning warms the home the same way. Even on cold days, the heat pump can extract warm air from the cold air outside and transfer it into a heated room, just as your fridge keeps extracting heat from your freezer even when it’s below zero. The heat pump can still warm your home when the air outside is below zero degrees.
As if that isn’t enough, heat pumps can be ‘reversed’ to provide cooling on hot days in the summer.
Heat pumps impact on the environment.
The heat pump is also less harmful to the environment. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. Carbon dioxide and other gas and water vapour emissions are often regarded as a major drawback of solid fuel and gas heating.
If you would like to see your options on what to have and would like to lower your energy bills then please don’t hesitate to call for a no obligation quote.