Things to Know Before Installing an Air Conditioning System

Whether you are looking for your home to be a cool retreat from soaring summer temperatures, or you are wishing to provide a comfortable environment for your work colleagues, installing an air conditioning system is definitely a worthwhile investment.  

If you requirement is simply just a good night’s sleep or your needs are perhaps on a much larger scale, such as improving comfort and productivity in the workplace, the installation of an air conditioning system will help you fight back against the physical discomfort that comes with the summer months and provide a sanctuary from the heat outside.

There are also many other benefits that come with a properly installed and maintained air conditioning system which you may not be aware of …

Benefits of Home Air Conditioning

  •  Increase property appeal, saleability and potentially its value.
  •  Less insects and parasites.
  •  Reduction in humidity, benefiting asthma sufferers.
  •  Lower health risks.
  •  Increased security (due to doors and windows being kept shut).
  •  Increased comfort and quality of sleep.
  •  Better air quality.
  •  Reduced Noise Pollution.

Benefits of Commercial Air Conditioning

  •  Reduction in humidity, benefiting asthma sufferers.
  •  Increased security (due to doors and windows being kept shut)
  •  Better air quality
  •  Improved work force efficiency
  •  Prevent electronic devices from overheating
  •  Reduced Noise Pollution

Now that you are more familiar of just how an air conditioning system could enhance your life, and the lives of those around you, you will of course be wondering which system is the right one for you.  There are many different options, from portable air conditioners, to state of the art VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems and the installation process will involve careful planning and consideration.

Your specialist air conditioning installer will advise you on which type and brand of air conditioner is best for you, taking into account your individual requirements and your budget.

Evergreen are an established air conditioning installation company based in Essex, covering Essex, London and The Home Counties.  We provide air conditioning solutions to suit all budgets and applications. We offer free installation surveys followed by a no obligation quotation. We can supply and install efficient and environmentally friendly systems that use the most up to date technology.

All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and fully certified. Evergreen are F-Gas registered and accredited with the leading manufacturers with whom they have formed long standing relationships. Our priority is to continue upholding our excellent reputation within the industry for the quality of our air conditioning installations and service provided.

Whether you are looking to install a large multi-unit system for your office space, or are looking for a small unit for your home, our fully trained engineers can deliver you the best solution.

If you have decided to invest in an air conditioner this summer, and would like to speak to a recognised and respected expert in this field, call our fully trained and certified air conditioning experts at Evergreen Environmental on 08081781678.

Why Air Conditioning In The UK Is Becoming A Necessity

If you are reading this article you have probably arrived at the decision that you need to invest in some form of air conditioning in your home.  Summers in the UK are becoming increasingly hot every year due to global warming and environmental factors. This summer is no exception, we have experienced soaring temperatures and multiple heatwaves. This intense weather has skyrocketed the demand for air conditioners across the country. More people are now adding air conditioning systems at their homes and workplaces than ever before. If this is your first purchase, make sure to keep a few things in mind. Start by doing your own research on available brands. Then, make a list of models and their prices. Here are a few things that will help you get started:

Where to Start?

During the hot and humid summer months a portable fan may not be sufficient to keep your room cool.  You may wish to consider installing an air conditioner, a cost effective and efficient way to keep your room (or rooms) cool and free from humidity. Take time to research the different options such as portable AC’s, window AC’s and split units and consider the one that suits you best.

What is the Best Long-Term Option?

If you want a quality, durable product, it is advisable to consult with an air conditioning professional such as Evergreen Environmental. Our qualified team will help you select the right option tailored to your needs. We will assess your requirements, and after careful consideration will suggest the most suitable unit. We offer free air conditioning site surveys, advice, and quotations to all our clients. We are an established air conditioning installation company based in Essex, we take pride in our excellent reputation within the industry for the quality of our installations and level of service.

I am Installing an Air Conditioning Unit for the First Time – What to do?

Possibly the most important factor when choosing your air conditioning is the sizing of your room and the new AC unit. If you pick an air conditioner that is too small for a room, you’ll not feel much difference in temperature, if any. If your air conditioner is too large for the room, you’ll waste a lot of energy as your system will be constantly turning on and off to try and regulate your temperature.

When determining the correct unit for you we will ask for the exact dimensions of the room to determine which is the best option for you. Our air conditioning specialists will guide you through the whole process, so that you are fully confident. There are many considerations to take into account such as energy usage, the cost of purchase and installation fees and we will help you make informed choices taking into account your budget and individual requirements.

If you have decided to invest in an air conditioner this summer, call our trained and certified air conditioning experts at Evergreen Environmental on 08081781678. We will provide you with a free consultation and estimate.

Tips For Domestic Air Conditioning Installation

Domestic air conditioning installation can be a crucial problem. If done accurately, your air conditioner will give an optimal cooling effect. Poor installation can often lead to frequent maintenance problems as well.

You should consider several factors when installing domestic air conditioning in the UK. Wherever you decide to place your AC unit will determine its efficiency.

Keep The Space Properly Ventilated

To have an instant cooling effect in your house, the vents of the air conditioner must not be blocked by furniture or any other item. If the vents are blocked, you will not be able to receive the maximum output from your AC. To make the best of it, ensure that it is surrounded with enough free space and freely moving air.

The Higher The Better

When installing your AC unit, make sure that you place it in a higher location. There is simple physics behind it. Hot air tends to move upwards, so if you install it on a ground level, it will take longer to cool down the room. The result will be you spending loads of money on an unsatisfactory result. Installing the AC unit higher will give you more than enough space for all the pipes and ducts. Plus, being at a higher position means that there will not any objects hindering the airflow.

Place It In A Shaded Area

Having sunlight can be a problem for your AC unit. Leaving your unit in the sunlight will cause it to overheat, hence more work that needs to be done. Too much workload can eventually wear out your AC unit causing instant repair bills. Keeping your curtains closed will increase its lifespan and reduce the overall bill cost. It will be a plus point if your indoor AC unit is installed away from any light bulb or any electronics that would generate massive heat. Your AC unit will need to go the extra mile to keep your electronics cool and maintain the overall desired temperature.

Proper location For Outdoor Unit

Just like the indoor unit, the outdoor one also requires to be placed in a well-shaded area. Why do you ask? The outdoor unit already gets warm from the heat generated by the condenser. Adding sunlight to it can overheat the parts, hence resulting in another expense. Moreover, the outdoor unit should be placed on a flat and rigid surface. The unit contains a condenser, compressor, fan motor, etc. everything to keep an AC functional. Without any proper support, the vibrations can be excess, which can then cause breakage of copper wires or coolant leakage or compressor/condenser damage.


If you are someone who requires a seamless domestic air conditioning installation process, you can always find a trustworthy technician team to work with you. Overall it can be a tricky process if you are trying it the first time. Make sure that you have done your homework and have considered all the factors before making any installations

Residential Air Conditioning: Tips to Help You Save Money

Your air conditioning unit could possibly be the biggest energy-consuming electrical product in your home.  During the hot summer months, you may wish to run your air conditioner on a daily basis. Whilst keeping temperatures down in your home is obviously a huge benefit, the increased electric bills are not. Paying for a residential air conditioning installation is a one off expense. However, maintaining the unit and paying the bills every month are recurring costs.

Here are some money saving tips that will help you reduce the running costs of your air conditioner.

·       Raise the Thermostat

When it comes to air conditioning, a simple rule to reduce electric cost is to set the thermostat to 23 °C or higher. You can start by gradually increasing the temperature every other day. For instance, if you usually keep the temperature at 20 °C, you will have to increase the thermostat gradually up to 23 °C to achieve significant savings.

·       No More Sunlight

Sunlight constantly streaming into a room will increase the room temperature and your air conditioning unit’s workload. The increased workload can result in the wear and tear of the unit and its parts. In simple terms, the longer and harder the air conditioner works, the more energy it consumes. It is better to draw the curtains during the hottest part of the day, than potentially having to pay for urgent repair work.

·       Insulate Your Home

Poor insulation increases your AC unit’s workload; this issue is commonly found in old houses, due to cracks in the walls, or worn or weathered seals. To ensure that your home insulation is up to standards, hire a contractor to perform a home energy audit. The energy auditor will check your house for any leaks and recommend fixes to make your house more energy-efficient.

·       Keep the Air Filters Clean

Using the AC unit for longer periods of time can result in dust and debris collecting in the air filters, and eventually this will restrict cool air flowing into your room or space. The interrupted airflow prevents your air conditioner from keeping your home cool, and makes it consume more energy at the same time. Take the time to clean the air filters monthly, and to change them every three months.

·       Appliances Near the Thermostat

Your thermostat is sensitive to heat, as it is continuously monitoring the surrounding temperature. Avoid placing heat-generating appliances near the thermostat – the heat released from the electronic appliance(s) will increase the temperature around the thermostat. This will keep your AC running long hours to achieve the desired temperature. Electronics such as TV, computers, and lamps should be kept away from the thermostat.

·       To Conclude

Air conditioning is necessary to keep your home cool in the summer. Once Evergreen Environmental has completed the residential air conditioning installation, consider following the tips mentioned above to manage the electric bills.

If you have any concerns, or maintenance issues with your air conditioning unit our dedicated team at Evergreen Environmental would be happy to assist you. Please contact us on 08081 781 678.  Alternatively you can email us at or complete the online form to receive a response within 24 hours.

The Benefits of Air Conditioning Service

Whether you have had your air conditioning unit for a number of years, or whether it is relatively new, it is essential that regular maintenance is carried out to ensure its optimal and efficient performance. This will not only keep your running costs down but it will also prolong its life.

Saving money will obviously be high on anyone’s agenda, especially during the current difficult economic times, but if you are tempted to reduce costs by avoiding the regular servicing of your air conditioner, there are other more important factors to consider before you make this decision. Leading experts report that a poorly maintained air conditioning system could present a significant health risk, as it may be susceptible to collecting allergens and infectious organisms. As air conditioning units are a highly effective way to circulate air throughout a given space, this unfortunately can mean that any such hazards are effectively spread throughout an entire workplace, room or home. Therefore, the proper maintenance of your system, including regular filter change, is essential to prevent circulation of unhealthy air and help protect you working or home environment from these dangers.

Furthermore in these days of increasing environmental awareness and the positive choices we can make, ensuring that your system is running as efficiently as it possibly can, will help protect, and make less of an impact on, our planet.

The frequency with which you have your air conditioning system serviced will depend on several factors, including the model, its age and how it’s used.  Your specialist installer will be able to advise you but what is the importance of regular service and maintenance, but how would you know if your existing system requires attention?

Signs that your air conditioning system is poorly maintained may include:

Leaking water

Loss of performance

Bad odour

Increased energy bills.

If you notice any one of these issues then it is time to call in a specialist for advice. If your air conditioning system has not been maintained regularly, this may prove to be a very costly experience, which is why we recommend that you consider investing in a planned service and maintenance package.

Evergreen Environmental are specialist Air Conditioning installers based in Essex, covering London, Essex and The Home Counties. We are also proud to offer a bespoke range of service and maintenance packages, emergency call outs, AC cleaning and TM44 inspections, which are carried out by specially trained engineers.

We have a department dedicated to all your service and maintenance requirements. Our qualified engineers can help you increase the efficiency and life span of your air conditioning system with regular maintenance.

With a planned service and maintenance package, we can help you stay environmentally friendly by ensuring your systems are running as efficiently as they possibly can and protect you, your family, and your work colleagues, from the health risks associated with a poorly maintained air conditioning system.

The main benefits of the Evergreen Environmental service and maintenance packages are:

Fixed costs

Reduced call out fees

Fast track response

All maintenance works carried out by a team of highly qualified and experienced Engineers.

Our dedicated team at Evergreen Environmental would be happy to assist you, so please contact us today on 08081 781 678 for your free quotation.  Alternatively you can email us at or complete the online form to receive a response within 24 hours.