A case study for the installation of a water cooled energy efficient DC inverter condenser air conditioning system into an apartment
We recently completed the installation of air conditioning within an apartment in Bromyard House, part of the West 3 development on Bromyard Avenue, Acton.
Steeped in history, Bromyard House was formerly the Ministry of Pensions building and was built to accommodate 6,000 staff. Designed by Sir James Grey West OBE, who also designed the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, Lincolnshire and worked at the National Portrait Gallery, the building was the largest single building in Britain at the time of its construction in the early 1920s.
Today, the building has been converted into stylish residential apartments. However, like many apartments, the owner’s property gets quite warm and as a result, there is a need for air conditioning.
Due to restrictions placed on the 94-year-old building, air conditioning with an external condenser is not permitted, nor is the drilling of holes in the external walls of the building. Providing the solution to these restrictions, we proposed our innovative air conditioning solutions to this historic building.
The only solution was our internal condenser air conditioning system, allowing everything to be retained within the apartment.
As part of the installation, a water-cooled was installed in the hall utility cupboard. This was linked to a quiet DC inverter high wall unit in the adjacent kitchen living area, allowing our engineers to run the refrigerant pipework between the condenser and the room unit with minimal disruption to the existing decor.
Further, simplify the installation, no planning permission was required to fit our air conditioning systems in this apartment.
For this project we installed:
1 x 3.5 Kw DC Inverter water cooled condenser
1 x cooling wall mounted unit in the kitchen living area