KFR-32GW/X1C Wall Split Aircon Unit (DIY install) £390 delivered @ aircondiy.com
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KFR-32GW/X1C Wall Split Aircon Unit (DIY install) £390 delivered @ aircondiy.com

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Found 31st May 2012
The perfect thing for your bedroom/office/conservatory for those hot summer days which we are having more and more of each year.

Air conditioning is very popular in warmer climates, such as the central and southern US, Mediterranean etc. Not only does it provide an excellent way of keeping your home cool in the summer but it is far more efficient at heating single rooms in the winter (compared to central heating).

The KFR-32GW/X1C is a split system with a wall mounted indoor unit. Unlike portable air conditioners which you often see in DIY stores, split systems have 2 parts - the evaporator (air handling unit) inside the room, and the condenser unit outside, with the two connected by copper pipes. The advantage of a split system over portable is that the noisy part is outside the building, and only the whisper quiet indoor unit stays inside, allowing you to easily sleep or work whilst the machine is in cooling operation. Split units are also much more energy efficient than portable units.

Another thing which most people overlook is the fact that many split air conditioners are also heat pumps - which means they can be used to heat the room as well as cool it. This is ideal in winter where you only want to heat the bedroom, as the heat pump consumes far less energy than typical central heating would. It is also much faster at attaining the desired temperature and has adjustable air distribution direction.

The KFR-32GW/X1C is a 12,000BTU system which is capable of maintaining cooling in moderately sized rooms up to 25m². The cooling performance in rooms with direct sunlight, for example conservatories, will be slightly lower. It is A rated for efficiency in both heating and cooling.

The best part about this is that it can be installed by any competent DIY-er, with the correct tools. Bear in mind it requires a 65mm hole to be drilled in the wall for the pipe connections, and the connecting pipes are only 4 metres long so if you are installing in an upstairs room you may need to mount the outdoor unit on the wall (wall brackets are available for an extra £35). The pipes are easy to connect to the units and the instructions are very thorough. Installation by 2 competent people should take about an hour!

If you are buying this for your business office then you should also take note that this model qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) which allows businesses to claim tax breaks from the government when purchasing certified equipment.

Specs:
Remote control with luminous night-light
Adjustable fan speeds for rapid cooling or minimum noise
Heat-pump model provides heating as well as cooling
Oscillating air vanes for dissipation of cold air
A timer feature that will turn the unit on and off automatically
High efficiency air filters to remove odours and particles
Anti-mould coating for hygienic operation
Digital display to show operational settings and temperature
A "Smart Air" feature that will recall previous settings at the push of a button
Power Rating (Ph-V-Hz): 1, 220-240, 50
Capacity Max BTU/h (Cooling): 12000
Capacity Max BTU/h (Heating) : 12000
Power Input (W) Cooling~Heating) : 1000~890
Current Input (A) Cooling~Heating : 4.4~4.0
EER (BTU/hr.W): 3
COP (W/W) : 4
Dehumidification L/h : 1.1
Indoor Noise Level dB (A) (Hi/Mi/Lo) : 41/38/35
Outdoor Noise Level dB (A) : 54
Indoor Airflow (m3/h) (Hi/Mi/Lo) : 580/500/400
Max. Current Rating (A) Fuse Rating (Type D) : 10.0
Net Dimension (mm) Indoor (WxDxH) : 790x196x275
Unit Dimension (mm) Outdoor (WxDxH): 780x250x540
Net Weight Indoor (Kg) : 8
Net Weight Outdoor (Kg) : 26
Max Room Size (m2) : 25
Max Conservatory Size (m2) : 12
Connecting Pipe Length (m) : 4

1 Comment

Nice, will look into this, the only worthwhile air con kit is if it can be utilised in both scenarios (for heating & cooling) based on it's COP rating efficiency ..always place in a well insulated environment to max out efficiency (logical but surprisingly overlooked)
nice deal OP
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