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Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners offer a fast & effective way of keeping rooms cool during hot summer months, in the home, as well as in offices and commercial spaces such as restaurants, cafes & bars. Designed for use indoors, our portable air con units are available in wide range of sizes and have a selection of great features such as thermostats, remote control & WiFi connectivity.

Portable Air Conditioners

Effective cooling at home & in the workplace

We offer a wide range of portable air conditioning units for home use as well as commercial and industrial use.

These ‘plug & play’ air con units provide a fast and effective way of cooling rooms on hot days, providing a much more comfortable space to work, lounge or play.

A key advantage of portable air conditioners is that they require no complicated or costly installation. They can be wheeled around – in and out of storage – and used wherever and whenever they are required to cool a room on a warm day.

Types of Portable Air Conditioners

We have portable air con units available in a range of sizes and with a great choice of features, including integrated thermostats, remote control and WiFi connectivity.

There are two main types of portable air conditioning unit: ducted portable air conditioners and water-cooled split portable air conditioners.

Ducted Portable Air Conditioners

Ducted portable air conditioners are the most common type of portable air con unit. These units are compact, easy to use and usually quite sleek in design so they fit easily into the home or commercial spaces. They work by drawing warm air in from the space and passing it through a refrigerant system which causes the warm air to condensate. This removes moisture from the air and cools it rapidly. The cool air is then circulated back out into the space by an inbuilt fan, while the leftover warm air and a large volume of the moisture is exhausted outside via ducting.

Models such as the Woods Milan 2kW portable air conditioner offer WiFi connectivity, so they can be controlled by an app on your phone. A model of this size is ideal for rooms in the home – perfect if you are working from home and struggling to keep cool during summer.

The Elite AC1400 is a 4.3kW portable air con unit – it offers more cooling power, so it is ideal for larger rooms such as offices, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

The Broughton MCe6.0 is a 6kW portable air conditioner is a larger industrial unit with an efficient fan system and eco-friendly refrigerant. It is suitable for spacious commercial and industrial spaces up to 150m³.

Water-Cooled Split Air Conditioners

Water-cooled portable air conditioning units are bigger and more industrial cooling machines, ideal for large offices, workshops, warehouses and more.

These air conditioners consist of the main unit which sits within the space and a smaller heat rejector unit which sits outside the space and dispels the warm air leftover from the air conditioning process. The two units are connected via an umbilical cord, which comprises of a flow return pipe, condensate pipe and a power cable. This system uses a flow of water between the two units to remove heat from the space.

This method of cooling is extremely efficient and effective, as it removes the derating effect of the condenser by using a plate heat exchanger instead. This also helps to keep the sound down too as it moves one of the fans outside the area needing to be kept cool.

Our range of industrial water-cooled portable air conditioners offers a solution for large offices, workshops, warehouses and a range of other industrial & commercial spaces. The Broughton MCSe7.3 water-cooled split portable air conditioner is available in both 230v and 110v power supply. It features the latest EC fan technology, backward curved impellers for excellent air throw and a digital thermostat.

You can buy a portable air conditioner online or over the phone with our sales team. If you need any information or advice, do not hesitate to get in contact with us - we will be happy to help.

Air Con FAQs

Where to use a portable air con unit

Portable air con units are designed for use indoors, in the home and in commercial and industrial spaces. To use a portable air conditioner effectively, all doors and windows should be closed in the space, except for a window that allows the ducting to vent out the hot air. Air conditioning removes moisture from the air, so these units are ideal for cooling sensitive areas that could otherwise be disturbed by a rise in humidity, such as museums, galleries and server rooms.

Where NOT to use a portable air conditioning unit

Please note that air con units are not effective for outdoor use. For outdoor cooling, such as bar & restaurant terraces and events, evaporative coolers offer the best solution.

Do portable air conditioners have to be vented out a window?

Yes. Ducted portable air conditioners do not work without an exhaust hose. They must be vented outside to remove hot air from the room. You can choose to vent through a window (most common), wall, ceiling, or even door in theory.

Water-cooled split air conditioners have an umbilical line between the two units. This line can be fed out of a window, door or vent, or it can be permanently installed through a wall if you wish.