Commercial Air Conditioning Installation

Gym Air Conditioning Installation

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Why get gym air conditioning

Our four favourite reasons


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The perfect climate in your gym, whatever the weather, 365 days a year. Installing gym air con reduces sweat and ventilates it out of the gym to minimise smell.

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Starts with clean air

The air in your entire gym conditioned into clean, fresh air no matter how polluted your area is. A life-saving difference for people with respiratory conditions.


Get caught red handed

While there are currently no enforceable laws that regulate gym hygiene, customers are quick to name and shame unclean gyms. Make sure you keep your clients.

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Hundreds on energy bills

Air conditioning saves at least £350* per winter compared to boilers. Over years you can save more than air conditioning installation costs. Plus, VAT is 15% less.

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Get ahead of the competition

Gym goals

Gyms are under increasing pressure to provide members a well ventilated environment.

By installing air conditioning in your gym, you ensure cool, clean air is there for people when and where they need it most. During exercise, we breath more than any other time, and nobody wants to be breathing in other peoples sweat.

Imagine it’s the middle of winter, just after new year, and your gym is welcoming a yearbook of new faces. As these new members arrive, they notice the entrance and changing rooms are comfortably warm, unlike the other gyms they tried. They work out all month, and after that month they want to stay, because they know you have gone the extra mile to put their comfort and health first.

Choosing your air con units

The vast number of gym air conditioning systems to choose from makes it difficult to pick one. Here’s what to look out for:


All air conditioning units can cool your space, but some will do so more efficiently than others.


Again all air con systems can ventilate your space, but some are better suited to certain room layouts.


All new air conditioning units can heat your space. Every system we install has complete climate control.


Some units come with special features and additional functions, such as near silent operation.


The shape, colour and material of the unit can be integrated with your gyms unique design.


Room size needs matching to power output. Units are mostly wall-mounted, some are on the ceiling or floor.

popular aircon designs

From a range of over 380 daikin units


We are one of the few gym air conditioning installers in the UK to offer this new breed of air-con. These ducted systems can be installed above gym areas by utilising unused loft space. The vents can be very small and embedded in the ceiling, so are the best choice if you do not want a visible unit. Eazyzone is the most cost-effective way to get air conditioning for the whole gym.

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How many rooms?

We can fit as many as you require

1 unit "split system"

If you only want air conditioning installed in one room.

2+ unit "multi-split system"

Heat or cool multiple areas of your gym with one outdoor unit.

How Does AC Work?

Air conditioning (also called aircon or AC) is made to cool, heat and filter air.  To do this, it extracts air using fans into the indoor “evaporator” unit, where it passes through the filter of the unit, such as a Titanium Apatite Deodorising Air Purification filter (approved by the National Asthma Council). These filters trap most airborne particulates and decompose odours while absorbing and deactivating bacteria, making them perfect for turning stale air into fresh air.

After the air has been filtered, it circulates around coil structures that are heated or refrigerated based on the temperature in the room compared to your desired warmth. This works because the coils pump mixtures of special gasses that turn to and from liquid in order to transfer heat from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. It is a common misconception that air conditioning takes air in from an outdoor unit and exchanges it through the buildings indoor units. Actually, it is a far more complex process whereby the indoor unit acts as the mouth and lungs of the room, with the outdoor unit acting as a brain that ensures each connected indoor unit is at the proper temperature.

All of this is controlled simply through a wall-mounted thermostat or the Daikin app, which allows remote control from your phone, tablet, car & more.

Confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your gym

The Condenser Unit

The outdoor counterpart to your stylish interior device works with your evaporators to keep each room at the ideal temperature. The large fans in these machines quietly ventilate excess heat and cold from the intricate system of liquid and gas filled coils within, maximising efficiency. The power capability, features and more need to be matched with your interior units, so most customers leave selecting the condenser up to our qualified engineers. 

Our experts select the condenser unit that suits your gym air conditioning needs, so you get to pick how many units you want and where plus the style. You can find out more about different condenser units by using the button below or contact us today and our experts will do the hard work for you.

Gym air con running cost

Compared to a standard boiler

On all standard models of commercial air conditioning, the energy efficiency ratio is 1:5, meaning you gain 400% extra energy for every kilowatt you put in.

On a conventional boiler the energy efficiency ratio is 1:0.93, meaning you lose 7% energy for every kilowatt you put in.

7% may not sound like a lot, but if you like to have your heating on during the colder months, it adds up to a lot. In 24 hours your boiler produces around 175 kW (kilowatts) of energy but uses 190 kW to create that heat, meaning you’re paying for an extra 15 kW of wasted energy every day.

The average cost of 1 kilowatt hour in the UK is 16p, so a boiler wastes £3.84 per day compared to air conditioning your gym.

So see how much you could save, and what you could get with that money, by installing gym air conditioning:

one week

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One month

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3 Months (winter)

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Ten winters

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Cost of running gym air con

Compared to a standard desktop computer

The cost of running air conditioning depends on your system, because each is unique. However we can estimate these costs based on our experience in the industry. To make it even easier to understand, we have compared the cost of air conditioning various room sizes to the cost of running .

For the same price of running 1 desktop computer, you could run air con in a small room:

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It's a breeze


We have tried to provide all the information you might need on this website. Have a look and get some ideas.


When you know what you want, get in touch by calling 0800 088 6392 or using the contact form below


Our friendly experts will listen to your wants and needs, then arrange a visit to conduct a free site survey


We get the materials ready and install the system at a time convenient to you, showing you how it works


Sit back, relax and breath easy with your new air conditioning system. We give you the first service for free

Because air con is so energy efficient, the government only charges 5% VAT instead of 20%, saving £15 for every £100 spent


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Gym Air Conditioning FAQ

Not all gyms have air conditioning but many do as this is a great way to keep customers happy and to ensure that they are catered for and comfortable. When pushing to beat your personal best or keeping up to speed with your workout schedule, it is a sweaty endeavour regardless. Due to this without proper ventilation in an enclosed environment like a gym where many people will be working hard and raising the overall temperature of the room it can become very unbearable very quickly. Show your customers you care and give them their best workout yet with air conditioning for gyms to keep them cool, calm and in control.

It definitely is ok for you to workout in an air conditioned environment, if anything, it is better for you to work out in air conditioning. This is true from both a health and workout perspective. When working out in an air conditioned setting you are physically receiving air with a higher level of oxygen. This allows you to be able to workout harder, possibly for longer and will also serve toward aiding muscle recovery in a minor way too. Therefore, this is obviously better for your health too as you are also not ingesting any dust or particles from stale air.

Gym air con is not something that is required but is definitely a great way to maximise the business you generate by prioritising your customers’ enjoyment and happiness. Having gym air conditioning will ensure that you can keep the setting nicely cooled and well ventilated, regardless of how many people there are and how hard they are working. Although the air conditioning system and installation service will cost you to obtain, it could well pale in comparison from the business you may generate from having the coolest gym in town, literally.

We believe at Direct Air Conditioning that all gyms should have air conditioning, and that isn’t only because we love air conditioning. Many of our staff enjoy to workout in some form or another and out of them, those who use gyms that have air conditioning installed have reported having noticeably better workouts and being able to push to go both harder and faster, and for longer too! So while it isn’t a necessity to have air conditioning for gyms, it shows that by having gym ac it makes customers happier and if they are impressed by your facilities then it will lead to word of mouth spreading ad more people joining and using the gym.

It is better for your workout efficiency and fitness progress as well as being a general benefit towards health too. Gym air conditioning ensures that even in the sweatiest and stickiest gym that there is a good flow of fresh, clean air that is making people more driven and focused on achieving and exceeding their goals. As well as this, with a good level of ventilation this stops any dust, dirt or illnesses from being able to spread between customers and staff.

Still confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your gym

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