Temperatures are due to get so hot next week, that the Met Office has issued a level 4 extreme heat warning. The alert, which has been issued for the first time in Britain, means the weather is reaching dangerously high levels and could cause problems to the healthy population.
How much does it cost to run an air conditioning unit?
Energy bills have rocketed in recent months, with Brits seeing their bills increase by hundreds of pounds.
This increase will make it more expensive to run an air conditioning unit, which relies on electricity to run.
Running an air conditioning unit of up to the size of 10kw costs about 38p per hour, according to Evergreen Air Conditioning.
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Smaller-sized units can cost much less, costing around 23p per hour for a 7kw unit, and 16p per hour for a size of 5kw.
Another cost to consider is the installation fee, which can be a considerable chunk initially.
The cost of running an air conditioning unit could be offset by those who use greener forms of energy, such as energy generated through solar panels.
Households with these kinds of energy will use less power from the electricity grid, making their bills cheaper overall.
In response, the Government has been making cost of living payments to households, which started this month.
Some of the most vulnerable groups in the UK, such as pensioners, disabled people, and low-income households, are receiving additional support.
The extreme weather hitting the UK right now is expected to have a big impact on the NHS, as people struggle to deal with high temperatures and are at risk of becoming ill.
People are being advised to avoid staying in the sun for too long during the hottest hours of the day, and to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.