Garden offices are an increasingly popular option for those choosing to work from home or who run their own businesses from home. A comfortable workplace is ever more important with studies showing that a good working environment can boost productivity levels and enhance wellbeing.
Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes from the humble garden shed to state of the art cabins where insulation and heating come as standard. Very often heating is in the form of direct electric heating via fan heaters, radiators or underfloor. However, when researching heating options, frequently air conditioning is not considered in the mix, which we believe to be a big oversight.
Direct electric heating vs air conditioning
Direct electric heating is expensive and inefficient to run, whereas modern air conditioning units are vastly more energy efficient. They can reduce electricity bills by as much as 30-50%. If you use your garden office all day every day, you could find that your newly installed air conditioning system pays for itself within a few years in reduced running costs.
Air conditioning systems also benefit from being very controllable. You can set the timer to the desired temperature for maximum comfort and efficiency resulting in a space that is cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter.
Additionally, businesses can claim Enhanced Capital Allowance on the installation costs (equipment selection dependent) and domestic customers only pay 5% VAT. Equipment manufacturers also have various finance packages available to help spread the cost.
We recently installed a simple split air conditioning system in a garden office for a local business in Hampshire. Their four members of staff are now enjoying all the benefits of a comfortable workplace whatever the weather. Here’s what our customer had to say…
“Absolutely first class. Extremely efficient, knowledgeable and very quick to install. Post install call to see if everything was OK. Why can’t other traders give this level of service?”
Advantage Air Systems has been designing, installing and maintaining air conditioning systems of all types for the last 20 years. We offer solutions for a large range of applications and budget.
If you’d like further advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or simply call us on 01306 620282. We look forward to being of service to you.