9000 BTU Wall Mounted Split Air Conditioner £460.98 Collection + £9 Quidco @ Appliances Direct (5 Year Warranty)
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9000 BTU Wall Mounted Split Air Conditioner £460.98 Collection + £9 Quidco @ Appliances Direct (5 Year Warranty)

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
Probably a bit too late for the heatwave but still worth purchasing (efficient heating for winter also). I went for 2x of the dual "easy fit" units for 4 rooms so needed an engineer install, but you can fit these "quick fit" units yourself as the pipe is pre-gassed and the connection uses the quick fit clamps. (I fitted one of these at my old place years ago when B&Q sold their Airforce units).

£479.98 without the promo code, £460.98 with code and collection + £9 Quidco. Delivery also available.

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Light years away from the naff portable units with the pipe dangling out of a window.
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Bitbotbang

WHY and WHY would I buy something I use for a few days in the year??? … WHY and WHY would I buy something I use for a few days in the year??? £500 for at the most 10 days use a year! Someone please pinch me!!!!! Am I in the right century???



So you don't own a BBQ, you don't have a patio you don't have any decking, you don't go on holiday and you don't own any Christmas decorations? Weird.
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How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in detail but I thought they had a cut off minimum temperature and the efficiency is reduced in cold weather.

I would still like to install my house with them as hot water radiators see so old fashioned.
Just to note does not come with remote or wall bracket. Have to purchase separately.
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ibzman

Just to note does not come with remote or wall bracket. Have to purchase … Just to note does not come with remote or wall bracket. Have to purchase separately.



Remote included, wall bracket optional (can be bolted to the floor).

What's in the box?
The eIQ-9WMINVQC Quick Connector DC Inverter is comprised of two main units. There is the internal unit which is mounted on the wall of the room you wish to cool supplied with an indoor wall bracket, and then the corresponding external unit (called the condenser) which sits on the ground or on a wall bracket (can be supplied separately if required ) on the outside. A 4 metre coil of interconnecting copper pipe, electrical cable and a remote control also comes in the box.

You can use the supplied remote control to set your desired temperature and then let the air conditioner automatically regulate the heat throughout the day at a maintained level, without having to change settings yourself. Many of our customers are now installing these super inverter air conditioners for their impressive heating ability as well the cooling.
mastablasta

How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in … How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in detail but I thought they had a cut off minimum temperature and the efficiency is reduced in cold weather. I would still like to install my house with them as hot water radiators see so old fashioned.



I could be wrong, but you would need to combine this with a ground source of heat to even contemplate replacing traditional central heating - and these will cost thousands and require a suitable garden.
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mastablasta

How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in … How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in detail but I thought they had a cut off minimum temperature and the efficiency is reduced in cold weather. I would still like to install my house with them as hot water radiators see so old fashioned.



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mastablasta

How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in … How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in detail but I thought they had a cut off minimum temperature and the efficiency is reduced in cold weather. I would still like to install my house with them as hot water radiators see so old fashioned.



They are 3.4KW, so that is like leaving your kettle running all day, will cost you a small fortune... at 3.4KW for 8 hours a day (depending on your electric rate) you are looking at £100 a month for one

at 12p a Unit electric, you are probably paying more

3.4 x 8 = 27.2 x 0.12 = £3.26 per day
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 22nd Jun 2017
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Aeschylus

They are 3.4KW, so that is like leaving your kettle running all day, will … They are 3.4KW, so that is like leaving your kettle running all day, will cost you a small fortune... at 3.4KW for 8 hours a day (depending on your electric rate) you are looking at £100 a month for oneat 12p a Unit electric, you are probably paying more3.4 x 8 = 27.2 x 0.12 = £3.26 per day



Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity consumption.

Heat pumps don't work like that.

With heat pumps and heating you get 3 times the efficiency of a conventional electrical heating.

These work out to be around 3.4 kW of heating from 1 kW of electricity,
Edited by: "DSantini" 22nd Jun 2017
DSantini

Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity … Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity consumption.Heat pumps don't work like that.With heat pumps and heating you get 3 times the efficiency of a conventional electrical heating.These work out to be around 3.4 kW of heating from 1 kW of electricity,



ah ok, I worked it out on usual consumption then, so working on your theory of 1KW, you are looking at £35 ish a month, still expensive for 1 room per month, and that is based on 8 hours, and if these are like normal convection heaters where the room goes cold almost instantly you turn them off they will consume more than 8 hours?
Similar available from CPC also - £414 including VAT and free delivery

Your text here
A few days in the low 30s and everyone rushes out to buy air conditioners. We might have another few days in August tho...
Original Poster
nousernamesavailableaaagh

Similar available from CPC also - £414 including VAT and free delivery … Similar available from CPC also - £414 including VAT and free delivery Your text here



That's not "quick fit", you'll need an engineer install (£300+). Appliances Direct have cheaper non-quick fit units too.
Some of the houses here have split system heat pumps installed even though all the properties have gas central heating. From what I've been told they're good but most people only use them for cooling in the summer months.
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awastedyouth

A few days in the low 30s and everyone rushes out to buy air … A few days in the low 30s and everyone rushes out to buy air conditioners. We might have another few days in August tho...



They're not disposable, you can use them next year and the year after. Massive exaggeration to say only a few days per year. Worth the money just for a perfect night's sleep all this week let alone additional days, and for "occasional" heating when it's not cold enough to fire up the central heating.
Edited by: "DSantini" 22nd Jun 2017
Wish these were £50 lol
DSantini

Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity … Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity consumption.Heat pumps don't work like that.With heat pumps and heating you get 3 times the efficiency of a conventional electrical heating.These work out to be around 3.4 kW of heating from 1 kW of electricity,



What would be the actual consumption when cooling. It just seems to quote 'nominal' figures, thanks
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strocky

I got this one for my … I got this one for my mancavehttps://www.carltonsales.co.uk/hitachi-summit-rak-18pec-air-conditioning-system.html



Not "quick-fit" so requires an engineer install and only 8000BTU/2kW cooling.

These are simple to fit, basically just drill a hole in the wall with a holesaw, pass pipe through the wall and connect. No vacuum pump/pressure testing required.

youtube.com/wat…xwM
Edited by: "DSantini" 22nd Jun 2017
Would this be enough to put on the landing with 3 bedroom doors open to have an effect? Thanks for the post anyway, interested in this type of air can at the moment , was looking at the LG Artcool.
These are great for conservatories,bro has one and he can set it to 20 degrees and it will sit at that all year long if required.
BigG9262

These are great for conservatories,bro has one and he can set it to 20 … These are great for conservatories,bro has one and he can set it to 20 degrees and it will sit at that all year long if required.


How has he got it fitted in there?
strocky1 h, 39 m ago

I got this one for my …I got this one for my mancavehttps://www.carltonsales.co.uk/hitachi-summit-rak-18pec-air-conditioning-system.html


Looks a good price - how much did it cost to get someone to fit?
Is this actually a good price or is it just being voted hot because of the temperature outside.
You can have Ecoair 9000BTU for £399.
ecoairdirect.com/air…tml
I'm using the 12000BTU model for about 4 years now and I cannot really complain.
When cooling is set to lowest settings, it takes around 500W. I have installed it in my bedroom only. We turn it on 1hr before going to bed and leave on around 22-23 degrees which is perfect temperature for sleeping.

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cezar91

You can have Ecoair 9000BTU for … You can have Ecoair 9000BTU for £399.http://ecoairdirect.com/air-conditioning/split-air-conditioning/bravo-range/inverter-air-conditioning-9000btu-bravo-inverter-mk2-eco916sd-mk2.htmlI'm using the 12000BTU model for about 4 years now and I cannot really complain. When cooling is set to lowest settings, it takes around 500W. I have installed it in my bedroom only. We turn it on 1hr before going to bed and leave on around 22-23 degrees which is perfect temperature for sleeping.



Quick connect or free install?
deeperthought

Would this be enough to put on the landing with 3 bedroom doors open to … Would this be enough to put on the landing with 3 bedroom doors open to have an effect? Thanks for the post anyway, interested in this type of air can at the moment , was looking at the LG Artcool.


Not really - we have tried it - suppose it depends on how hot the landing is, and how big, etc. but bear in mind cold air falls so it basically goes downstairs and cools down there. If you want all bedrooms cooled, either fit 3 or get dual ones (one external unit) or portables. The more complex ones will need fitting professionally due to current regs.
mastablasta

How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in … How effective are these in the winter? I haven't looked into them in detail but I thought they had a cut off minimum temperature and the efficiency is reduced in cold weather. I would still like to install my house with them as hot water radiators see so old fashioned.



They do have a cut-off - usually just above freezing. We use one and it does heat even if very cold outside but if it is below zero outside then you need other forms of heating or a ground source unit that takes heat from down in the ground. Great for quickly taking the chill off one room if you need to and don't want to heat the whole house, but more useful as a cooling unit
These air-source heat pumps will work even down to around -20 to -30, I use Panasonic one in Finland and it's fine around -10 or so.

Relatively warm UK winter temps mean there's plenty of heat in the outside air so they are great for here. No need to dig up the garden and all the expense of ground source.
DSantini

Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity … Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's 3.4 kW of heating capacity not electricity consumption.Heat pumps don't work like that.With heat pumps and heating you get 3 times the efficiency of a conventional electrical heating.These work out to be around 3.4 kW of heating from 1 kW of electricity,


So take 1kw of that output and feed it back into the machine, use the other 2.4kw for heating, free heating

Troll science, aka overunity, ftw X)
Best thing I ever did was put this in my conservatory, cools from 50 degrees to 20 degrees in 1/2 hr then I open the patio doors that lead to the conservatory and it cools the living room as well.
You need the correct BTU though!
Now looking to do the bedrooms and not have to sleep at 28 degrees- nightmare!
The SCOP figure gives you the efficiency, so 5.6 means 1kw input and up to 5.6kw out, depending on prevailing air temp. Its really simple science, you just refrigerate the outside air, so you just run an electric compressor motor instead of burning loads of electricity in an electric element.
Inverter means the motor also slows depending on load saving even more power.
DSantini

Quick connect or free install?




it was pre-charged. I installed it myself.
englands2838 m ago

Best thing I ever did was put this in my conservatory, cools from 50 …Best thing I ever did was put this in my conservatory, cools from 50 degrees to 20 degrees in 1/2 hr then I open the patio doors that lead to the conservatory and it cools the living room as well.You need the correct BTU though!Now looking to do the bedrooms and not have to sleep at 28 degrees- nightmare! How did you install this in a conservatory? Have you a wall or have you had a brilliant idea how to fit it in there? I'd love one in mine just not sure how I'd fit it.



WHY and WHY would I buy something I use for a few days in the year??? £500 for at the most 10 days use a year! Someone please pinch me!!!!! Am I in the right century???
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Bitbotbang

WHY and WHY would I buy something I use for a few days in the year??? … WHY and WHY would I buy something I use for a few days in the year??? £500 for at the most 10 days use a year! Someone please pinch me!!!!! Am I in the right century???



So you don't own a BBQ, you don't have a patio you don't have any decking, you don't go on holiday and you don't own any Christmas decorations? Weird.
pants2000



I put the outside unit at the side of the conservatory and then piped in on the house wall , fitted the unit to the wall then the house wall I fitted 3x2 wood to the wall and then put plaster board over it so I could hide all the pipe work.
I did the whole back wall and then got it plastered.
You could run the pipe behind the skirting board then go straight up to the unit and just hide the pipe with a section of plaster board so it sort of looks like a chimney breast wall, just a idea. Not sure with buildings regs if you could go behind the skirting board. Just don't whack a nail through it.
DSantini

So you don't own a BBQ, you don't have a patio you don't have any … So you don't own a BBQ, you don't have a patio you don't have any decking, you don't go on holiday and you don't own any Christmas decorations? Weird.



Some of us like to live in the real world. If you lived in a nice area like where we live, you would not need all these cr*p you buy!
"*These units contain a gas governed by F-Gas regulations. The gas must be handled by qualified F-Gas personnel. 2 year warranty is subject to commissioning by qualified F-Gas engineers. 5 years extended parts warranty is subject to annual service."
Edited by: "bbdom" 22nd Jun 2017
Bitbotbang

Some of us like to live in the real world. If you lived in a nice area … Some of us like to live in the real world. If you lived in a nice area like where we live, you would not need all these cr*p you buy!



So I couldn't use air conditioning in the winter as a dehumidifier, can't use it in the winter as a heater and can't use it in the summer to cool the house. Even nice areas have damp , hot and cold weather ! That's the real world !
Good deal. Voted cold
Edited by: "slojo" 22nd Jun 2017
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