Garden offices are growing in popularity and come in all shapes and sizes, from simple wooden sheds to ultra-modern pods and cabins with large custom glass panels. For those working from home or running a business, they provide a neat separation from the main house while still avoiding the dreaded commute!
A comfortable work environment increases productivity and enhances well-being. If you use your garden office a lot, then you need to think about how best to heat and cool your office to ensure year-round comfort.
Garden offices are often fitted with forms of direct heating such as simple electric radiators or more ideally electric floor heating. Unfortunately, these systems are expensive and inefficient to run compared to modern air conditioning systems (air source heat pumps).
1. Conventional heating
Gas district heating is widely regarded as the cheapest form of home heating, with an average unit price of just 3.8p per kWh, regardless of initial installation and ongoing maintenance costs.
In contrast, electric panel heaters, convectors, and oil-filled radiators are a popular option because they are relatively inexpensive to purchase, inexpensive to install, and require no ongoing maintenance. The only downside is that they rely on electricity during peak hours, at an average cost of 14.37p per kWh.
Night-time regenerative heaters are still considered the cheapest form of electric heating because they use Economy 7 off-peak electricity, which is around 50% lower than normal peak hour electricity prices. However, while in principle they should be less expensive to run, they actually require double the input to achieve the desired output.
For example, a night-time regenerative heater with a rated output of 1.5kw would actually require 3.3kw of input to pre-charge the internal energy battery with enough heat to meet the output requirements for the day.
2. Air conditioning
A 100% efficient electric radiator can generate 1kw of thermal energy using 1kw of electricity, while an air conditioner using heat pump technology can generate over 4kw of thermal energy using the same amount of electricity.
Let's imagine your new garden studio using 2kw of heat per hour on an average of 20 working days per month allows you to bake bread for 6 hours a day. Using an electric panel heater costs the equivalent of £1.72 per day, or £34.40 per month during the average heating season.
By comparison, an air conditioner using heat pump technology to deliver the same amount of heat over the same period costs less than 10p an hour, so in the worst case it could cost £12.00 a month, saving at least £22.40 a month in running costs.
Of course, another distinct advantage over gas and traditional electric heating systems is that the ASHP system is an all-in-one solution that provides both heating and cooling, with additional features like humidity control and air filtration to make your studio Comfortable to use 24/7.
3. Air conditioning heat pump system
Our ASHP air conditioning kits combine leading brand systems with the highest quality connection components and use concealed recessed technology indoors and outdoor UV stabilized color mixing ductwork to install pipes and cables in a harmonious way that keeps them Invisibility.
Each system is fully tuned beyond legal requirements for optimum performance, energy efficiency and long-term durability.
(1) Control and monitoring
Our air conditioning heat pump systems include an IR remote and built-in WiFi, providing end users with full monitoring and control from any location using smartphones, tablets and compatible voice devices.
(2) 2 years warranty
A 2-year warranty gives you peace of mind and confidence that we are confident in the systems we deliver.
Just like you service your car, your air conditioning system needs annual maintenance to keep it running efficiently.
(3) System size
Our air conditioning heat pump systems are divided into 4 groups based on
Please contact us if you are unsure of the required size. We will give you the most professional advice.