We recently got our air conditioning decommissioned - I can't recommend a company as we eventually got it done via a friend but I can recommend shopping around and really pushing on prices. We received vastly different quotes, albeit all high, as most of the air con companies do commercial installations and seem to be able to charge high prices without much quibbling.
However, we do have some second hand wall mounted Daikin air conditioning units available, in perfect working condition!
Seriously, if you are interested, send me a private message. I'm away until Thursday but will reply on my return. (Sorry James, hope that doesn't constitute an ad)
Is it a new-ish build? Like City Walk? I live in the most uncomfortable flat of my entire life [almost 59 years] with no sense of air entering, let alone circulating. Unless one opens the windows SO far that all the other pollution enters, too.
As I write, it's 76F in my bedroom - window ope - at 12.35am. It sure ain't 76 outside!
Whoever passed the legislation - or devised it - to which the 'developers' so strictly adhere, without any allowance or imagination, should be taken out and.....tickled to death! [I abhor violence...]
I wasn't allowed air-con, so bought a 'half-Dalek' portable one, which is on 7 months of the year - noisy, annoying, unsightly, space grabbing.....but it keeps me cool-ish.
You've hit the nail on the head. There's less circulation in my new build flat than in a windowless room. And I am on Southwark Bridge Road so if I open my windows I get very little air, the joy of the night bus stopping outside my window all night and the screeching of cars as they stop at a traffic light!!
Oh the joys!!
That said, I love living in borough so am determined that I will be air conned and cool
I had a quote from Turner Air Conditioning (just Google them) and they wanted nearly £2k for an installed, wall-mounted unit. Given the high cost and my girlfriend's view that it's 'never really that hot' (I disagree!), I ordered a portable airconditioner from ebuyer:
Thanks for that post. Definitely would be interested in how the portable airconditioner works out. I'm worried they can be quite noise and I'm not exactly the best sleeper (mind you, the heat doesn't help with that!!)
Philpotts - can you not get air conditioning put into your place?