Sat, 03 March 2018
The Kingdom’s burgeoning landscape has seen an increase in the rise of buildings, hotels and residential properties. And this has had a direct impact on the nation’s air conditioning (AC) needs, as the country witnesses considerable growth in the residential construction sector.
The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) continuously develops technical specifications for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to reduce energy consumption, which helps reduce gaseous emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, in turn benefiting the environment.
In a recent news, the Supreme Council for the Environment signed an agreement with Tamkeen (Bahrain’s labour fund) to provide training to technicians working in the cooling and air-conditioning field in keeping with the country’s licensing regulations and legislation.
According to research (www.researchandmarkets.com), the Bahrain air conditioner market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent during 2017-2023.
The centralised air conditioner segment has been the fastest and best performing in the Bahrain market, followed by the split segment. Amongst the end-user applications, sales of air conditioner units in the residential sector accounted for the largest revenue share in the Bahrain air conditioner market.
That said, with the EWA’s new electricity regulations, more and more consumers will start opting for products that not only keep their spaces cool and purified but also require less power.
The island offers a plethora of options in terms of AC providers that store top-of-the-range products and service your every need, be it for your home, office or business.
Yateem Air Conditioning
Located in Gudaibiya, the company provides a full range, from single window units to commercial systems for shopping malls and office towers. It stocks new high-efficiency Carrier units for central AC systems that can reduce electrical consumption by up to 30 per cent. It also carries its own brand, Climatic, which offers window ACs, mini-split AC units and a wide range of household products.
New products include high-efficiency units with the latest refrigerant gas and increased energy efficiency ratios. Yateem Air Conditioning is renowned for its impeccable after-sales service.
With showrooms located in Sitra and Hoora, Awal Gulf is a homegrown air-conditioning and refrigeration and original equipment manufacturer for a number of multinational brands, including Aqua Chill, Frizcool, Universal Air, Marshal and Pearl. It offers an extensive range of products, from single units of 0.75 ton of refrigeration (TR) up to 100TR. It provides custom-built units of more than 100TR capacity as well. The line-up of items includes window air conditioners, mini-split units (wall, ceiling, floor-mounted, cassette and free-standing), central package units, ducted split units and double-skin air-handling units. You can also find chilled water fan coil units, variable multi-split units, heat pump chillers, dedicated fresh air units, roof tank water coolers and chest freezers.
Part of the Jawad Business Group, Gajria boasts ‘value for money’ brands, such as Chigo and Nikai, which offer easy-to-install units, providing customers with the best possible service and comfort. The product line includes a wide range to suit your every air conditioning need, from wall split type to floor standing, window, dehumidifiers and portable ACs, available through various retail outlets across Bahrain and its showrooms in Hoora and Yateem Centre. The company has regular sales during the summer, so keep an eye out in the coming months.
The company is the dealer of LG Electronics, which is one of the global leaders in air conditioning and air quality systems. LG offers innovative products with modern features including fast cooling, energy saving, low noise, smart diagnosis and precise temperature control. The LG showroom in Sehla has a separate area for air conditioners, including wall mounted splits and window air conditioners, so head down to take advantage of some great offers.
Various other retailers, such as Sharaf DG, sell air conditioners online, so before the summer heat kicks in, don’t forget to check out the options available when making that all-important purchase!