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What Are The Different Types Of Air Conditioning Available?

Are you considering installing air conditioning in your home or commercial building? Understanding the different types of air conditioning units you have to choose from is a great place to start, since no two cool refreshing breezes are created equal, even if they do all provide a welcome relief! 

Different styles of air conditioning units exist to cater for various building types and room capacities. Your choice will need to take into account whether the unit will be installed at the time of renovation works or retrofitted, the size of the room, the room usage type and of course your budget.

We’re available to help you with all your air conditioning needs, installing across the UK. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of each air conditioning type to help you make an informed purchase decision. 

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Ceiling Mounted Air Conditioning

Also known as cassette air conditioning, ceiling-mounted air conditioning is usually installed in floating ceilings that can accommodate large units. This is because the ceiling tiles can easily be removed and replaced during the installation, which is not the case with a plastered ceiling for example. The condenser of a ceiling-mounted air conditioning unit is located on the outside of the building, where all that excess heat and humidity is thankfully transported well away from the room itself. 

As you might have guessed, the sheer size of ceiling-mounted air conditioning units means they are built to deliver exceptional cooling to larger spaces such as retail units, warehouses, offices or rooms containing computer equipment that generate significant heat. 

Another pro of the ceiling-mounted air conditioning unit is that all of the cooling is directed from the ceiling downwards to the floor. As a result, the cooling technology is extremely effective even during those pesky heat waves!

Find out more about floor-mounted air conditioning here.


  • Exceptional coverage
  • Quiet operation
  • A condenser located outside of the building

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Ducted Air Conditioning

Ducted air conditioning is discreet in appearance without losing any clout where beautiful cool airflow is concerned. The air conditioning is delivered through ceiling-mounted diffusers or which sit flush against the ceiling. Alternatively, the air conditioning can be piped under raised floors too.  

This type of air conditioning is suitable for both commercial and residential spaces. As an example, ducted air conditioning will cool bedrooms that are too hot to sleep in, just as they will a retail store during the summer. 


  • Extremely discreet
  • Options for retrofitting

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Floor Mounted Air Conditioning

Not all rooms can accommodate large air conditioning units, especially ones which do not have suspended ceilings. A simple solution is a floor mounted air conditioning unit, which can slot into practically any space with ease.

Many models also double as heaters in the winter, allowing the user to achieve an excellent return on their investment versus installing heating and cooling devices in the room. The height at which the air is blown also better aligns with where people sit either relaxing at home, at the dining table or while working as just a handful of common usage scenarios. 


  • Excellent for small spaces
  • Quick to install
  • Stylish design will blend with any decor 

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Wall Mounted Air Conditioning

As the most popular type of air conditioning system available, we’ve arguably saved the best till last (though, versus no aircon there’s perhaps no such thing!). 

With a wall-mounted air conditioning unit, the device will be visible in the room. However, it is positioned high up on the wall so that it is as unobtrusive as possible. Compared with using an industrial style unit, the heat or cooling action is gentle yet effective, as opposed to strong gusts of cold air that may prove too powerful for smaller spaces.

Ideal for spaces in which a ceiling-mounted unit cannot be fitted, wall mounted air conditioning is great for environments where sleeping or working comfortably is a must. 


  • Budget-friendly
  • Highly efficient
  • Clean air filters 

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Air Conditioning Near Me 

It’s time to put cold water (or in our case cool air) on the different types of air conditioning for now. In truth, we’re only just getting started as there are so many elements to consider when purchasing air conditioning for your home or business premises. 

Here at Lee Jackson Air Conditioning, we’re expert air conditioning installers with over 15 years of experience. We offer our customers a fully customised solution whether you only want to make your bedroom cooler or an entire shopping mall. 

We install across Nottingham, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. If you have any questions on anything we’ve mentioned above, or if you’re ready to go ahead and book your air conditioning installation, we’re here to help! 

Give us a call on 0800 949 9070 or drop us an email and our friendly team will get back to you. 

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