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Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning


When it comes to maintaining comfortable indoor environments, HVAC systems play a crucial role.


HVAC, an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, is a broad term that encompasses various systems and technologies aimed at regulating temperature, humidity, and air quality within a building. 


Common Questions About HVAC 

HVAC systems in the UK are versatile and essential for maintaining comfortable indoor environments throughout the year. Understanding the differences between HVAC and AC, the types of HVAC systems available, and their functionality can help you make informed decisions about your heating and cooling needs in the ever-changing British climate.

What is HVAC?

HVAC systems in the UK are designed to create a comfortable and healthy living or working environment year-round. These systems typically include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components, all working in harmony to maintain desired temperature levels, control humidity, and ensure fresh air circulation.

Is HVAC for Heating or Cooling?

HVAC serves both heating and cooling needs. In the winter, it warms the air, while in the summer, it cools it.

What's the Difference Between AC and HVAC?

Air Conditioning (AC) falls under the broader category of HVAC. AC systems are commonly associated with the cooling of indoor areas, but they actually offer a comprehensive solution that delivers year-round climate control, encompassing both cooling and heating functionalities. This versatility makes them well-suited for addressing the fluctuating weather conditions in the United Kingdom.

Is a Boiler an HVAC System? Is HVAC Better Than a Boiler?
A boiler is not an HVAC system; it's specifically designed for heating by boiling water or generating steam. HVAC, on the other hand, covers both heating and cooling aspects. Whether HVAC is better than a boiler depends on your needs. In the UK, where both heating and cooling may be necessary, HVAC can provide a more comprehensive solution.

Is Central Heating the Same as HVAC?

Central heating, though part of HVAC, refers specifically to the heating component, often using a furnace or heat pump to distribute warmth throughout a building.

How Do I Know if I Have an HVAC System - Are Radiators HVAC?

If your home or building has both heating and cooling systems, it likely has an HVAC system. Radiators, while essential for heating, are not considered HVAC on their own. However, when combined with air conditioning or other cooling methods, the overall system becomes HVAC.


Heating and Air Conditioning Split System:

This is the  prevalent HVAC system in the UK and comprises of units located both inside and outside a property.

Modern split systems are energy-efficient and often incorporate air purifiers and filters for improved air quality. Duct-free systems prevent energy wastage in unused rooms, maintaining ideal temperatures in occupied areas.

Mini-Split systems are Ideal for zoned heating and cooling, these systems don't require ductwork and can be installed in specific areas.

Hybrid Split System:

Hybrid systems are energy-efficient and feature an electric hybrid heating system capable of switching between gas and electric power as needed.


This flexibility grants property owners greater control over their heating options and can lead to reduced energy expenses through advanced technology.

Hybrid split systems utilise thermostats and traditional ductwork while providing enhanced energy conservation and bill management capabilities.

Ducted System:

Typically used in commercial spaces, but also suitable for residential properties, with a ducted system you can enjoy all the advantages of innovative climate control without any intrusion, as units can be discreetly installed in your loft or false ceilings.






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Get A Quote For HVAC Installation

Getting a quick quote for HVAC installation has never been easier. Our simple quote form is a convenient and efficient way for customers to plan and budget for their installation needs.

Once you have decided to proceed a qualified engineer will visit your property to assess the space and provide recommendations on the most suitable air conditioning system for their needs.

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We install HVAC systems for:

  • Offices

  • Gyms

  • Hotels

  • Houses

  • Shops

  • Restaurants

  • Schools

  • Care homes.


As a trusted business partners of Daikin UK, you can be assured that Cold Control will deliver high standards of installation and expertise. Our D1 partner status means that we are able to offer up to seven year warranty (subject to conditions) to our customers.  

Strategically positioned in Hampshire, Cold Control provides installation services for Daikin air conditioning units across, Hampshire, Surrey, London and throughout the South. Additionally, we have team of engineers that operate throughout the UK.




We will discuss your requirements and select the Daikin air con system most suitable for your application whilst considering your interiors finishes, budget and any pre-existing systems in place.


There is no one system fits all, but we will find a way to fulfil your requirements and deliver outstanding air quality.


No project is too big or too small. We can provide a wide variety of solutions tailored specifically to your home or business and install them with minimal disruption. 


As accredited installers for the world's leading manufacturers, Cold Control provide cutting-edge solutions offering the greatest energy efficiency. 


Regular maintenance is vital to keep your Daikin home air conditioning systems in the best possible condition. To ensure your system operates at optimum efficiency we provide a maintenance program tailored to budget, which entitles you to a guaranteed 24-hour emergency repair service in the unlikely event of breakdowns

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