skyscrapers hot

Why are skyscrapers hot? Every apartment needs air conditioning

Here at Cool You, we regularly work with clients who live in gorgeous, high-rise apartments. We are always asked why are skyscrapers hot.

We’ve worked in buildings such as the One the Elephant, the Strata in Elephant & Castle and many other high-rise buildings across the capital.

We’ve worked in such iconic environments because they quickly become very hot.

We are skilled and experienced in air conditioning work in luxury apartments across London. The majority are twenty or thirty floors up from the ground, and we’ve carried out air conditioning work in apartments worth millions of pounds.

We are a team of skilled and experienced professionals who know what to do to keep you cool. So, why are skyscrapers hot, and what can you do about this?

The benefits of living in a skyscraper

So, what are the benefits of living in a skyscraper?

When your apartment is on the thirtieth floor, you’ll have fantastic city views through those sizeable floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

These apartments have breathtaking exteriors using the very latest technologies and user-friendly appliances.

These apartments are all about comfort and enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. 

But, one fact is that skyscrapers get hot and become so fairly rapidly.

This type of environment is not healthy and unsuitable for when you are trying to concentrate and work in your apartment office or want a good night’s sleep.

Why are skyscrapers hot?

There are two main reasons why skyscraper apartments heat up rapidly and retain that heat.

The first reason is how much glass and steel a skyscraper uses in its construction.

In essence, this turns the apartment into a giant greenhouse housed in the sky, trapping inside all the heat from the sun.

Suppose you’ve ever walked into a greenhouse and closed the door and any windows. In that case, you’ll appreciate how humid and uncomfortable it can be.

You also add that these apartments are well-insulated and do not need heating, even in the cold winter.

The second problem is that of accessing open windows. When you are twenty floors up, the window will most likely be locked, preventing you from opening it.

Or, if you can open a window, likely, you’ll only be able to open it a few centimetres. This gap is not enough to create sufficient airflow to cool you down.

It’s also worth mentioning that the problem of an overheated skyscraper is not just during the summer months.

Overheating can happen anytime it is sunny, including in the cold winter.

Issues about getting air in

There is a huge problem getting fresh air into your skyscraper apartment if you cannot open any windows for safety reasons.

Not being able to open windows means there is no way that you can get fresh, cool air into your apartment space, or let the stifling heat out.

If you live on a lower floor, you may be able to open some windows by a small fraction, but this isn’t enough to create cool and flowing air for your living space.

You probably won’t notice much difference in the air temperature.

What you will notice, mainly if you live in a built-up area of the city, is noise as soon as you open the window

Noise polution is not ideal when trying to work, rest or sleep. This is why you need air conditioning from Cool You.

The Solution to having cool airflow

So, the solution to creating excellent airflow within your skyscraper apartment and maintaining a cool and comfortable living environment is to install an internal air conditioning unit.

Our entirely internal air con is the perfect option when you cannot access fresh air in any other way.

When living in a skyscraper, you will be unable to have an outside condenser for many different reasons, including safety concerns and wanting to maintain the aesthetic look of the building.

This is why our internal air conditioning solutions are perfectly suited to skyscraper apartment living.

Our internal air conditioning condenser unit is small, compact and incredibly discreet. Installation is easy in rooms such as the kitchen or utility room, but we will discuss the best options with you.

We will then place our AC units wherever you need them to be. They will not penetrate the fabric of the building. They will not disrupt any decorative or structural work.

Cool You solutions can be placed in one room or in any room that you want to stay cool in. Once again, we’ll discuss the best options for you. 

All of our AC units are discreet and modern. They can be concealed over the ceiling so that they won’t disturb any decor or finishes in the room. 

They have a similar appearance to the AC units you will see in a five-star hotel and are sleek, stylish and in keeping with today’s modern living needs. 

What Cool You can do for you and hot skyscrapers

We will work with you to design the perfect air conditioning system to meet your apartment’s needs

We’ll find the best place to install your condenser and AC units. We can come and visit you in your apartment and chat face-to-face.

Or, if you prefer, we can video call you either via FaceTime or WhatsApp, whatever works best for you.

During these site surveys, we will assess how much space needs to be cooled and the correct number of units to do this job.

We’ll discuss everything with you and explain how our Cool You system works. We are with you every step of the way. 

To learn more about how Cool You can help your skyscraper apartment stay cool and comfortable, please contact us today at 0207 043 2275 or our messaging service, and we’ll get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you.