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Your Best Guide to the Kinds of Air Conditioners and Systems You can Use for Your Business


Your Best Guide to the Kinds of Air Conditioners and Systems You can Use for Your Business

 Air conditioners are a more common sight nowadays in UK businesses, and, more notable than this is the fact that a lot more homeowners are opting for an air conditioning unit or system as well. A home or business without air conditioning can become victim to high humidity levels, especially during the summer season. Perhaps more importantly, if you don’t have air conditioning, it can be hard to ensure both the purity and quality of the air since air conditioners can serve to filter the air indoors as well. 

But if you have decided to acquire an air conditioning system for your business, what kind of air conditioning system should you choose? There are indeed different kinds of units and systems out there. Here then, is your best guide to the types of air conditioners and systems you can use for your business.

The main categories 

Air conditioning systems and units fall into three main categories: 

  • Monoblock, which consists of units that are a single block, such as portable air conditioner or a window air conditioner.
  • Split systems, which consists of an indoor element and a linked element placed outdoors.
  • Multi-split air conditioning systems, which consist of a single element outdoors linked with two or more internal air conditioning elements.


Monoblock units are built to be placed inside a building but will have an air pipe connected outdoors so the air that is heated can be properly dispersed outside. Monoblock units can consist of portable air conditioners (also called mobile air conditioners) and you also have window-type air conditioning units, which are more common. Window units have become a standard in many areas, although the problem with these units is that you would have to install them through an opening in a window or break a hole in a wall. Their advantage is that they are more affordable than other units or systems.


Split air conditioning units, which are popular with commercial air conditioning systems (Sub Cool FM) are in essence a split unit consisting of both an inner and outer component that is connected via electric cables as well as copper pipes through which the refrigerant flows through both components. The noisiest part of the split unit is the compressor which is placed outside, the internal element being quieter and lighter. 

More modern versions of split-type units come with remote controls; they may also feature a heat pump for providing heat during the winter season. This combination of controls and heat pumps mean that you can effectively control the climate indoors and keep the temperature of a room as comfortable as possible. You can also programme the unit with a timer; even the swing operation and the direction is easily set. The unit may also come with an air filter which protects the unit’s coils from larger particles; some units have air purification capabilities which can remove small dust particles, plant pollen, tobacco smoke, chemical pollutants and odours.  

  • Multi-split

As its name implies, a multi-split system is made up of the same units as a split system, but a number of the indoor split units are then linked to one external component. The system would often require a larger condenser component, but you can make use of the same indoor units as the single split system. With this, you can also take advantage of different kinds of indoor units running on a single condenser, such as a floor-mounted split unit in one area, a ceiling cassette in a different room and so on.

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