Home Air Conditioning: The Pros, Cons, Costs and More

Air conditioner on a wall above a sofa in a green living room
When it comes to home air conditioning, there's plenty of choice (Image credit: Getty)

Home air conditioning is increasingly on our radars after temperatures hit an unprecedented 40.2C in July. 

While we're beginning to design homes which regulate the heat, not all do so as effectively as we might like. And with more of us working from home, domestic cooling systems are becoming more popular. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.