When is the best time to have an air conditioning system installed?

So, the time has come, and you have made the decision to install a new air conditioning system. But you may be wondering when the best time to install a new air conditioning system actually is. This will depend on a range of areas, such as the type of system you are looking to install and your needs from this system.

Let’s delve into more detail.

The Time of Year.

The best time to have air conditioning installed in our opinion tends to be during the spring or autumn time. The weather, especially in the UK tends to be quite mild during these seasons and contractors like us, won’t be as busy during these periods as we are during the summer/winter. So there will be more availability to schedule your installation at a time that is convenient for you, and we may also be more likely to offer deals, discounts, or promotions to encourage you to have a new system installed.

Additionally, if you live in an area with mild winters and hot summers, it’s best to have your air conditioning system replaced before the peak of the summer season, so that you’re not without cool air should there be a heat wave. Looking at last year (2022) the weather during the summer months was hottest on records across the UK, making this decision more important than ever before.

The only time we’d recommend you looking at installing a new air conditioning system during any season is if your old air conditioning system has broken down and can’t be fixed. You’ll want to replace it as soon as possible regardless of the season and we’re always on hand to help you with our reactive maintenance and installation services. Get in touch to find out more!


The Warranty.

Another thing to consider is the warranty that comes with the unit. Many manufacturers require that the unit be installed during a certain time of the year, or a unit installed within a certain period of time from the date of manufacture. It is important to check this with the manufacturer or your air conditioning contractor before buying your unit and organising your installation. We will be crystal clear about everything that comes with the installation to make this process as smooth as possible for you!

Ultimately, the best time to have a new air conditioning system installed will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances. So, it’s important to consider your budget, the availability of air conditioning installers, the warranty of the unit, and any other factors that may be relevant to your situation.

Other things to consider when deciding when to have a new air conditioning system installed:

Energy Efficiency.

If your current air conditioning system is outdated, it’s likely that it’s not as energy efficient as newer models. By replacing your system, you will save money on your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint and be doing your part for the greater good and future of the planet!


Repairs and Maintenance.

If your air conditioning system is in need of frequent repairs or maintenance, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than to keep investing in repairs. We always recommend that upgrading to a new modern system is much better than consistently fixing and updating an older system.


Indoor Air Quality.

A new air conditioning system can improve the quality of the air inside your building by reducing the amount of dust, allergens, and pollutants that are circulating through the air. This can be particularly beneficial for people with allergies or respiratory issues. This works by having brand spanking new air filters that catch these air allergens and promote a fresher flow of air. Combined into a full HVAC system for maximum capabilities, stagnant air can also be removed from the building and help to manage indoor air quality even more.



A new air conditioning system can provide improved comfort by more effectively and efficiently cooling the air in your environment. This can help you stay cool and comfortable during hot weather and even helps to promote motivation and concentration within commercial settings and support industrial warehouses. Every industry benefits from the comfort of air conditioning in one way or another.



Old air conditioning systems can be quite loud. New systems are designed to be quieter and will provide less disturbance to your daily life. Manufacturers use methods such as super low fan speed mode and quiet mode to reduce the noise level generated by their air conditioners.

Ultimately the best time to install a new air conditioning system will depend on your specific needs, budget, and preferences. We advise that you get in touch with us, and we’ll assess your current system, discuss your options, and make a recommendation on when to replace your current unit.

How much does air conditioning installation cost?

Portable air conditioning installation prices.

Portable air conditioning systems are among the most popular within households or small working environments as they can be easily sourced through most retailers and are “initially” cheap to purchase and they do not require installation.

For a decent portable air conditioning system, you could be looking at paying at least £150.


Single/Multi Split air conditioning installation prices.

A split air conditioning system splits between an outdoor and indoor unit. Split units are favoured over central/ducted systems as they are consistently less expensive to acquire and install.

We must remember that split systems can be installed in a range of power outputs with the cheapest option being the lowest (least powerful) output.

For one split air conditioning system with the lowest output (2.5kw), costs start from around £1200 and upwards for the purchase and installation of the system.


Central/ducted air conditioning installation prices.

Central or ducted air conditioning units are the most popular choice of system for larger commercial buildings. These systems work via a central unit and use ductwork to supply the conditioned air throughout a building.

Due to all the ductwork that’s involved with this type of air conditioning system, the initial installation price is naturally a lot higher than the units we’ve previously mentioned.

For one central/ducted system with the lowest output (2.5kw), costs start from around £3,000 and beyond.

Installation prices can vary depending on numerous factors, but we will offer complete transparency on the work and prices required every step of the way*

If you have any questions, please get in touch or chat to us using the chat box on the right hand side of the screen!

The benefits of air conditioning.

Air conditioning benefits in the work environment.

One of the most telling air conditioning benefits is the way it keeps the working environment comfortable. If you’re not 100% happy, it can impact your ability to focus on work for an extended period. Consistency is an important aspect of productivity, and the temperature control provided by air conditioning makes this straightforward to achieve.

Air conditioning enables you to reach an optimum working temperature for everyone. With the distraction of physical discomfort mainly dealt with, employees can relax and focus on delivering great work.


Air conditioning benefits to health.

Believe it or not, an unexpected benefit of air conditioning is in its role to prevent health issues. Making sure the temperature and humidity levels in the work environment are comfortable can prevent health problems and allergies triggered by diverse weather and seasons. Health issues such as sunstroke, dehydration, exhaustion, and stress can all be factors if the environment is too hot, which will have adverse effects on productivity.

Even the cold weather brings its own threats to the health of employees. Colds, flu, dry skin, and sore throats are all risk examples. However, if your air conditioning is at a comfortable temperature, it will reduce the likelihood of illnesses caused by a loss of humidity and drastic temperature drops.

Sick days can impede the productivity and growth of your business, placing greater importance on air conditioning. You must take steps now to ensure you prevent temperature or seasonally influenced illnesses from affecting business performance.


Air conditioning benefits to technological performance.

Your office probably has numerous pieces of tech that make your business function. Yet, computers, printers and scanners all need to be working in harmony for your operations to consistently thrive.

Excessively hot temperatures can cause equipment like this to overheat regularly, interrupting the workflow and decreasing productivity.

Technology needs to be maintained to keep it running at peak efficiency, so it’s essential to keep the environment around your equipment at a suitable temperature. If you have constant, uninterrupted access to the technology central to your work, productivity will see a natural boost. This will be very beneficial during the summer months, so we recommend the best time to get air conditioning installed is spring time to allow you to get comfortable with the system and overcome any issues the summer heat brings.

New Air Conditioning Installations from Mid-Tech Services.

At Mid-Tech Services, we’re home to a team of professional air conditioning installers. We have years of combined industry experience, so you can trust you’ve come to the right place. As a business we’ve worked in this industry since 2008 but many of our members have been here for 30+ years and our installation team have all the necessary and specific skills needed to make sure that you receive a professional air conditioning installation.

We can provide all types of air conditioning systems and will provide our expert advice to make sure that you choose only the best air con to suit your requirements. From wanting to keep your home cool or should you need to keep your workspace at a level temperature, then you can count on us to ensure the right air conditioning installation for you. Ultimately, the best time to have air conditioning installed is up to you but with our support, we can make this decision a lot easier.

If you’re looking for a company that offers air conditioning maintenance, design and installation services across the West Midlands, London, and surrounding areas, contact Mid-Tech Services today. In the meantime, follow our journey on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for more handy HVAC insights and news.