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Wickes Air Con System - Interior & Exterior units WAS £399 NOW £170.00 IN STORE ONLY

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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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    sikh_warrior
    u have to buy exterior unit also? whats that?
    shadowdogg
    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
    richy_ctr
    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
    FurCough
    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 :)
    shadowdogg
    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
    richy_ctr
    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
    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.
    burstlikeabubble
    Will it really get used much though what with the British climate?
    thespiderpig
    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.
    lizaloveit
    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
    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.
    tawke
    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 :)
    foggy8
    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
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    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.;-)
    foggy8
    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?
    vitertexltd
    water supply????
    Foxy102
    vitertexltd;5721072
    water supply????


    Why?
    rockpeblar
    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.
    shadowdogg
    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.
    pibpob
    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...

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