When Big Ben struck midnight, welcoming in 2015. It became illegal to use R22 refrigerant gas for the service or maintenance of air conditioning systems within the U.K. If your system is 10 years or older, there is a very good chance that it operates on this refrigerant. Along with the gas now obsolete, spare parts for your old system, will also more then likely be discontinued too.
There is a very good chance that your R22 system is a non-inverter and this will draw a lot more electricity to run, then a nice, shiny, sleek modern inverter system.
The advantages of Inverter controlled air conditioning systems is considerable, especially in domestic situations where quiet operation is required and only low current mains electrical supplies are available. We will also attempt to give some of the other main reasons.
1. Inverter controlled systems mean that the actual mains electrical power being fed to the compressors is converted and controlled to a high degree. The Inverter electronically converts a standard 240v electrical mains supply at 50cycles into an internally used three phase electrical supply with a control over the cycles. The compressor speed operation is therefore controlled to exactly match the room temperature requirements. There is no over cooling, and no over heating, which gives a tremendous operational saving on power supplies.
2. The low start current from an Inverter control avoids the usual start up dips in the mains electrical supplies that can often disturb sensitive computer or television equipment. The Mains electrical supplies to the equipment can also be downsized to save on cable and breaker sizes.
3. Low operating power of both indoor and outdoor units allow the systems to operate almost silently.
4. The most important factor of these systems however is that they fall within the list of air conditioning equipment that comply with the Department for Environment requirements for energy saving in low carbon technologies. For this listed equipment the Government has drawn up an Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme to provide very generous Tax concessions.
Not only is this a generous Tax incentive but, better than any sales pitch we can provide, it also demonstrates very clearly indeed, how very economical heat pump air conditioning is to operate, against any other form of heating.
This ECA scheme enables a business to claim 100% first year capital allowances on their spending on qualifying plant and machinery.
Business can effectively write off the whole of the capital cost of their investment in these technologies against their taxable profits of the period during which they make the investment.
This will not only give you the most sophisticated equipment with the best economical operating costs, you will virtually end up with it courtesy of the Tax Man.
We shall be pleased to provide full details and Inland Revenue guidance on this Government aid if you are interested in taking advantage of it. Also, the Government web site for more details of this scheme is:-
Otherwise if you would do discuss replacing your old R22 system, then why get in touch with us.