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"easy fit" air conditioning


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goldbug9999

So having tried a portable air conditioner which was pretty useless as it seemed to heat up the air around the exhaust pipe almost as much as it was cooling the internal air I was looking into buying and fitting myself something like this: https://www.cooleasy.co.uk/2-6kw-comfee-easy-fit-wall-mounted-system.html

These units are pre-gassed and apparently all you do is connect up the pipes and bleed the air out, vs like £500 additional cost to get a normal unit installed by an engineer.

Anyone any experience with this sort of thing ?

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With the portable aircon unit I had a long hose on - and the hose does heat up a lot. I found wrapping it in duvets and sleeping bags mitigated the heat coming back into the room.. 

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Installed the electriq version of this about 2 1/2 years ago. Bought as heat pump not as air con (live on north side of a mountain in NI but for about 1 week a year its on as air con).
Ties in with my solar panels and backup system from about Apr to Oct to provide heating with immersion doing the hot water.
I bought the 'easy install' version but wouldnt again. It was fairly easy but Im in a timber framed bungalow so hall mounting, diagonal hole through hall wall, bathroom ceiling and out to the outside via soffits. I did pay attention to planning laws which are shite here so only had one place to install it given the length of copper supplied. I did kink the copper pipes slightly and there was a fair amount of swearing with the install as I did it single handed (stupidly). 2 people would have helped (with the install, not the swearing).
Price for the easy install kit was the same as the price for the kit plus gas plus pressure meter so didnt bother. In hindsight it would have been no more difficult to do it 'properly' with the kit Id used for brake pipes in the car and air con refill in the car.
If you have easy access and straight line install, it really is very simple, but it never works out like that ;-)

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On 14/08/2021 at 20:43, belfastchild said:

Installed the electriq version of this about 2 1/2 years ago. Bought as heat pump not as air con (live on north side of a mountain in NI but for about 1 week a year its on as air con).
Ties in with my solar panels and backup system from about Apr to Oct to provide heating with immersion doing the hot water.
I bought the 'easy install' version but wouldnt again. It was fairly easy but Im in a timber framed bungalow so hall mounting, diagonal hole through hall wall, bathroom ceiling and out to the outside via soffits. I did pay attention to planning laws which are shite here so only had one place to install it given the length of copper supplied. I did kink the copper pipes slightly and there was a fair amount of swearing with the install as I did it single handed (stupidly). 2 people would have helped (with the install, not the swearing).
Price for the easy install kit was the same as the price for the kit plus gas plus pressure meter so didnt bother. In hindsight it would have been no more difficult to do it 'properly' with the kit Id used for brake pipes in the car and air con refill in the car.
If you have easy access and straight line install, it really is very simple, but it never works out like that ;-)

Interesting, the easy-fit business is probably a boon for someone like me with no gas plumbing skills/gear though ?.

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16 minutes ago, goldbug9999 said:

Interesting, the easy-fit business is probably a boon for someone like me with no gas plumbing skills/gear though ?.

I thought I'd replied to this, sorry. I was going to post that it probably doesn't actually make that much difference, you still have to perforate the exterior wall and have proper electrical connections and pipework. So very much unsurprised at  @belfastchild's experience.

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