Overheating in your London apartment

Sweltering in your London apartment? Here’s why

Here at Cool You, we’ve seen first-hand how this summer heatwave has been affecting London apartment owners across the city. They spend their day commuting via the stuffy tube, and then get home and are still unable to escape from the heat because their apartment is boiling.

In fact, many times apartments are even hotter than it is outside and maintain steady heat even during the cooler winter months.

Everyone seems to be asking us at Cool You the same question: Why is my London apartment getting hotter and hotter?

There are a few reasons as to why your flat isn’t any cooler in these sweltering conditions, so here’s our technical director Savva to run you through some of the reasons why.

Here are a few reasons why you’re suffering in your London apartment:

  1. No regulation
    Unlike heating, which developers must provide you with, there’s no requirement for cooling systems. You’ll be set for when the chills kick in, but out of luck with the summer sweats during London’s warmer months
  2. Solar gain
    Glass-fronted buildings clad with ultra-modern lights might look great and offer those vast, desired views of the city, but they’re not the best for keeping your home cool. They attract lots of heat, with no room for that heat to escape.
  3. Ventilation
    A lot of modern buildings have windows that barely open, making it difficult to circulate fresh air around your home. Even if you can open your windows, it might take a while for the cross breeze to cool down your home, or noise and pollution concerns might make having the window open difficult to manage.
  4. Insulation
    Over the last 20 years, insulation levels have become far more demanding – protecting us from sound pollution in the busy city centre, and keeping the heat in when it’s cold. Ideal for winter, but uncomfortable in the warmer months, not allowing heat to escape like you’d like it to.

The good news is that relief is possible with a Cool You internal air conditioning system. Our systems require no planning permission and can be fitted completely inside your property, with no external condensers or holes to the property to worry about.

So if your property has beautiful panoramic views but is overwhelmed with heat, consider a Cool You system to keep you cool through the rest of the hot, sweltering summers we’re expected to have year after year.

If you would like to find out more about our London apartment solutions, either give us a call at 0207 043 2275 or fill out this form and we’d be happy to help. And be sure to follow our weekly YouTube videos for more advice and information!