Wickes Air Con System - Interior & Exterior units WAS £399 NOW £170.00 IN STORE ONLY - HotUKDeals
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12000 Btu/hMulti-function:
air conditioning, heating and fan
Suitable for rooms up to 5 x 5m
Remote control
Programmable timer and temperature
Supplied with core drill and SDS arbour
Must be purchased with exterior unit
2 year Guarantee
There were 7 systems on sale in Halifax
Brackets on offer too
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#1
u have to buy exterior unit also? whats that?
#2
sikh_warrior
u have to buy exterior unit also? whats that?


condenser unit.

Be warned you will have to get these installed by a professional (around £150) and may not even be suitable for your place due to the water drain. There is a lot of things to think about when buying split air conditiining units - i should know i bought one and now i have to send it back
#3
shadowdogg
condenser unit.

Be warned you will have to get these installed by a professional (around £150) and may not even be suitable for your place due to the water drain. There is a lot of things to think about when buying split air conditiining units - i should know i bought one and now i have to send it back


Have you bought one of these units though? Reading on the website it says comes with easy fit unions, and pre gassed. It may be similar to the DIY units b and q were selling recently.

This would mean that you wouldn't need a professional to charge the system with refrigerant.

good price though, 12,000 btus is more than enough for average size room
#4
its the condenser unit, condenses the refridgerant back into liquid.

think of your fridge, there is a compressor (pump) and condensor (big wire thing) on the back of it, and that is warm because it is using energy. it is kept outside the cold area (inside the fridge) otherwise it would actually heat up from the input of energy.

the other option (like the portable units) is that a large hot air pipe pumps this hot air out of the window (again if you didnt put the thing outside, the room would heat up)

the external units are much more efficient as the portable air pipes are not insulated and are too big (and if you hang it out a window, warm air can come in)

they are also quieter as the compressor is outside the room.

great deal, i'd buy but no money and in a grade 2 listed building :)
#5
richy_ctr
Have you bought one of these units though? Reading on the website it says comes with easy fit unions, and pre gassed. It may be similar to the DIY units b and q were selling recently.

This would mean that you wouldn't need a professional to charge the system with refrigerant.

good price though, 12,000 btus is more than enough for average size room


gurantee's usually are void if you install yaself.

I bought this one: http://www.tritonfiresystems.co.uk/products/toshiba-split-air-conditioner-kfr-32gwx1c-12000-btu/1758/?source=froogle&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=comparison_shopping_feeds&utm_nooverride=1

which is pre-gasses and so called 'easyfit.' But when you read the manual they always explain it should be done by a professional and if you mess up - your held liable and byebye gurantee

also water drain part is very important as indoor unit has to be on an outside wall to let the water leak out - if it has to go higher you need a pump to pump the water out

trust me from experience

also energy efficiency should be greatly looked upon
#6
shadowdogg
gurantee's usually are void if you install yaself.

I bought this one: http://www.tritonfiresystems.co.uk/products/toshiba-split-air-conditioner-kfr-32gwx1c-12000-btu/1758/?source=froogle&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=comparison_shopping_feeds&utm_nooverride=1

which is pre-gasses and so called 'easyfit.' But when you read the manual they always explain it should be done by a professional and if you mess up - your held liable and byebye gurantee

also water drain part is very important as indoor unit has to be on an outside wall to let the water leak out - if it has to go higher you need a pump to pump the water out

trust me from experience

also energy efficiency should be greatly looked upon


Thats fair enough bout the warrenty bein void, just to cover themselves, you obviously have to be competent to attempt this. The important thing is that the condensor unit cannot be installed more than a metre in height from the indoor unit.

And I thought the drain off comes from the condensor unit as that is the one doing the cooling, just run a length of 15mm poly pipe down to a soakaway
#7
I bought one of these 3 years ago - brilliant unit.

I fitted it myself, no need to gas the unit as its pre-gassed.

If you're a competant diyer then you should be fine to install, but you need an sds drill that slips the chuck when it hits anything, core drill bit is included in the kit. You need at least 2 people to fit though to hold things and drill, etc.

Also you may need bracket s to fit to the wall (these are available from wickes too).

I paid £299 3 years ago, £170 for both the inside and outside units is a steal.
#8
Will it really get used much though what with the British climate?
#9
Mines great as I get hayfever and cant have the windows open.
It only gets used during June-Aug but well worth it in my opinion.
#10
should be ok if you have a handy husband like me , he fitted ours in about 3 hours but we had a toshiba one great stuff might get one for the bedroom . hot from me
#11
Is that the price for both interia and the exteria units or do I buy them seperately at a total cost of £340 for both units? just a bit confused :?
really need one for my appartment abroad and I got a truck going out this Monday.
#12
Basically what thespiderpig said, almost exactly the same as my situation. Wasn't much of a problem to install, no installation/warranty issues as it's a DIY unit. It worked really well cooling in summer and great at heating in winter. It's far, far better than the mobile units as they have an inherant flaw in that they exhaust already cooled air thus reducing efficiency.
The only problem I did have was the neighbours complained about the droning noise from the fan, but that didn't bother me too much since they were noisy gits anyway :)
#13
thespiderpig
I bought one of these 3 years ago - brilliant unit.

I fitted it myself, no need to gas the unit as its pre-gassed.

If you're a competant diyer then you should be fine to install, but you need an sds drill that slips the chuck when it hits anything, core drill bit is included in the kit. You need at least 2 people to fit though to hold things and drill, etc.

Also you may need bracket s to fit to the wall (these are available from wickes too).

I paid £299 3 years ago, £170 for both the inside and outside units is a steal.

bit of a novice but do you need a water pipe to get to it on the outside unit & electric to get to the inside unit? please help before i buy one
#14
indianadancer
Is that the price for both interia and the exteria units or do I buy them seperately at a total cost of £340 for both units? just a bit confused :?
really need one for my appartment abroad and I got a truck going out this Monday.



All that you need comes to £170, ie; one of each units.


It also depends on where " abroad " is?

You can buy these in Spain for about the same price, far easier to take back if they turn out to be faulty.;-)
#15
Jumpingphil
Doesn't need water, only electricity.

oh sorry, it's just i've just spoken to the manager at wickes over the phone & he thinks you need a water supply to the outside unit,
but if you've got 1 & you've fitted it, you would know.

so to fit this air con all i need is electric for the inside unit & a drill for a couple of holes?

it can't be that easy, can it?
#16
water supply????
#17
vitertexltd;5721072
water supply????


Why?
#18
This is a heatpump system which means that when it is cooling indoors you will need to drain the condensate that will run off the indoor coil. In winter when it is heating indoors, water will run off the outdoor coil, and if not drained properly could run across a path/walkway, freeze and cause a trip hazard.
You could fit this yourself but I would recommend a qualified refrigeration engineer install it so that you are sure that the connecting pipework has been properly vacuumed before connection and that all connections are leaked checked before operation. Moisture in the pipework or a refrigerate leak will cause the system to fail prematurely.
1 Like #19
foggy8
oh sorry, it's just i've just spoken to the manager at wickes over the phone & he thinks you need a water supply to the outside unit,
but if you've got 1 & you've fitted it, you would know.

so to fit this air con all i need is electric for the inside unit & a drill for a couple of holes?

it can't be that easy, can it?


best to look at different air conditioner manuals.

http://www.yourwelcome.co.uk/catalogue/Installation_Guide_12000BTU.pdf

The water is collected by the inside unit and then just need trialing off. If for example your indoor unit is on an outside wall then this is fine. If it was like me where it was on an oppisite wall and had to go into the loft to go to an outside wall - it is a bit more hassle.

I would ask to have a copy of the manual and see what your getting yaself into first.
#20
FurCough;5720145
the external units are much more efficient as the portable air pipes are not insulated and are too big (and if you hang it out a window, warm air can come in)
Worse than that, warm air has to come in to replace the air blown out of the pipe!

thespiderpig;5720417
you need an sds drill that slips the chuck when it hits anything
I'll second that - I was too stingy to hire one of those and ended up spending a couple of hours drilling the hole on extra slow so that it didn't break my wrist when it bound!
foggy8;5721036
the manager at wickes over the phone & he thinks you need a water supply to the outside unit
They don't pay these people much, and you know the old saying...
#21
Seems like a steal to me and as long as it is sold as a DiY unit and installed as per the instructions there is no grounds to invalidate any warranty.

Hot Deal for me.
#22
Inactive
All that you need comes to £170, ie; one of each units.


It also depends on where " abroad " is?

You can buy these in Spain for about the same price, far easier to take back if they turn out to be faulty.;-)


Got the link to work now. (computer was playing up again)

Abroad being Bulgaria. Everything seems expensive to buy there that's why I'm taking a truck load of funiture and electricals.
#23
indianadancer
Is that the price for both interia and the exteria units or do I buy them seperately at a total cost of £340 for both units? just a bit confused :?
really need one for my appartment abroad and I got a truck going out this Monday.


[SIZE="5"]This is £170 FOR Both Units.[/SIZE] :thumbsup:

[SIZE="4"]The instructions describe DIY fitting, as they have special fit valves that don't need a professional fridge engineer[/SIZE]. :-D
#24
Jumpingphil
Three people have already told you the answer to this before you even posted.:roll:

Go back and tell the manager he is a muppet.
Better still, report him to head office.
I wonder what other "advice" he gives out to people.
You never know, he might have been responsible for some terrible accidents.

i will, i'm the muppet? but a novice as well?
so please help? before i buy?
#25
Hi

I'm happy to fit this myself but could anyone tell me a) the dimensions of the internal unit and b) how noisy it is.

Cheers
#26
Hillzat43
[SIZE="5"]This is £170 FOR Both Units.[/SIZE] :thumbsup:

[SIZE="4"]The instructions describe DIY fitting, as they have special fit valves that don't need a professional fridge engineer[/SIZE]. :-D



BOUGHT THE LAST ONE in the Glasgow, Londaon Road Store this morning.
WELL Pleased
Thanks
heat added
#27
cleagarr
Hi

I'm happy to fit this myself but could anyone tell me a) the dimensions of the internal unit and b) how noisy it is.

Cheers


Bumping this for those who have one.

Also, is this effectively 'climate control'?
#28
How much water drips out of the external unit?
I live on the 1st floor of a maisonette and would have the unit outside on the narrow little balcony with the neighbours living room window directly below.
I'm sure they wouldn't want trickling water coming down every time i have it on.
1 Like #29
[SIZE="7"]These units are now [B]£49 each in store only.[/B][/SIZE]
http://www.wickes.co.uk/1-Room-Air-Con-System-Interior/invt/156297
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/156297/156297-ab0-00co_full.jpg
http://www.wickes.co.uk/1-Room-Air-Con-System-Exterior/invt/156298
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/156298/156298-ab0-00co_full.jpg
Brackets £14 Wickes or £7 B & Q.

Got 4 to fit next week!
#30
Flynn Jack
[SIZE="7"]These units are now [B]£49 each in store only.[/B][/SIZE]
http://www.wickes.co.uk/1-Room-Air-Con-System-Interior/invt/156297
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/156297/156297-ab0-00co_full.jpg
http://www.wickes.co.uk/1-Room-Air-Con-System-Exterior/invt/156298
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/156298/156298-ab0-00co_full.jpg
Brackets £14 Wickes or £7 B & Q.

Got 4 to fit next week!



£49 for only internal and £49 for the external unit = £98
#31
Jumpingphil
That is why he said "EACH" in his post.

[SIZE="7"]These units are now £49 each in store only. [/SIZE]


PS. Someone gave me rep for this thread but didn't sign it so I don't know who it was from.
Anyone owning up please.:thumbsup:



each , might be understood like one complete unit.:thumbsup:

anyway my poor english work fine:roll:
#32
Do you actually need this, it has been raining non stop!!!
#33
My local store had one pair of these £98 (2x£49). But they also had 2 or 3 of a different type.. still 12000BTU and still for a 25m2 room.. But the units are bigger/heavier, so I don't know if they are a better deal or not...

Their part numbers are 156435 and 156416 but other than the weight/size they seem to be the same!

Jon

Edit: I have now picked up a pair of the other type too.. And I have to say that the heavier version seems to be better..

On the spec plate, its actually more powerful and the remote is better.

HOWEVER.. I have just found out that the 156435/156416 (which I concider to be the better model) is filled with R407 refrigerant.. Where as the smaller one (which i thought was inferior) uses R410.

I am not going to claim to know the difference, but from what I have read, the R410 gas is MUCH more efficient.. And I get the feeling that it simpy makes colder air.. So I am thinking now that while the bigger one looks better, it might not actually be!!!

Jon
#34
Anyone got any photos of their completed install? I am still undecided as to whether I want to keep mine.. The only place I can put it is right above my TV and this would make it the first thing you see when entering the room.. I am worried that it might be a bit of an eye sore!

Jon

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