If you are considering a new air conditioning unit, whether this be for your home or business, there are numerous factors you will want to consider before making your final decision. With the wide range of air conditioning units available on the market, it is worth looking at the differences between each one to see which is most suited to your needs. You should also consider the type of space you are installing your air conditioning in and the temperature requirements. Find out more about these important factors before making your decision.

Types of air conditioning unit

There are a number of different AC units available depending on your requirements. These include:

  • Central air conditioner

This is a large system suited to bigger homes or office buildings. You can have multiple ducts that allow you to control the temperature in each room. This will let you make the conditions as comfortable as possible for you and your family or employees.

  • Ductless mini-split air conditioner

Ductless systems are highly efficient. They are mounted to the wall inside your home and are connected to an outdoor unit which takes in air and cools it. They are compact and can be used for either heating or cooling, giving you control over each room.

  • Portable air conditioner

A portable air conditioner offers superior versatility and adaptability to other units, due to the fact that it can be moved from room to room depending on your requirements. If you only need to keep a space warm temporarily, then this system is ideal.

Which space is your air conditioning for?

Depending on where you require the air conditioning and how many people will be using this room, this can help make your decision more straightforward.


Multiple rooms in your home can benefit from a mini-split air conditioning unit, with an easy installation process making them convenient for any area. You can control the temperature of each room with ease, so you can create the perfect conditions for sleeping, relaxing, or working from home. The size of the air conditioning unit will depend on the size of your home, as it is unlikely you will need a central air conditioner for a two- or three-bedroom home.


Choosing air conditioning for your office can be difficult, as what type of air conditioning suits you will depend largely upon the size of your office space and the number of employees you have. For a large office space, it may be most suitable to choose a central air conditioning unit. This will allow you to cater to multiple larger and smaller offices throughout your building, creating comfortable temperatures for all employees.

If you are still unsure which type of air conditioning system is best suited to your home or office, it is worth consulting a professional. Our team at JP Air Conditioning can offer their expert opinion to help you find something that is perfect for your needs. Once you have made your decision, we can carry out a full installation at your property. If you would like to book installation with us, give us a call on 0208 333 1191 or email and we would be happy to help.

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