Stay cool,
stay productive,
and stay one step ahead
exhaust tube units
High capacity
split type air
Local depots,
delivery, 24/7

Portable Air Conditioning Hire

Evaporative Coolers - Andrews Sykes

Evaporative Coolers

These units provide instant cooling via the transmission of a sea breeze effect and are commonly used in instances where an external source is unavailable.


Cooling Fans

Capable of producing air flows of up to 37,000m³/h, our cooling fans circulate clean, fresh air to provide subtle comfort cooling in any environment

Portable Humidifiers for hire or sale - Andrews Sykes

Portable Humidifiers

Compact and reliable, our portable humidifier units add moisture to an indoor application and are operated by connecting to a traditional 3-pin power socket

Air Conditioning By Environment

Choose By Environment

As the UK’s leading provider of air conditioning hire solutions, you can rest assured that we have experience working in virtually every industry and sector

Watch our video

We have produced a series of videos outlining our product range, explaining how our equipment works and outlining the many scenarios in which our assistance might be required.

About Andrews Air Conditioning

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire offers a wide range of portable air conditioner units for hire or sale.

How Portable Air Conditioners Work

How Portable Air Conditioners Work

How to install a PAC 22 and other split type portable air conditioners

Andrews Air Conditioning demonstrates how to setup a Pac 22 split type portable air conditioners.

Polar Wind Air Conditioning Unit - How To Install - Visit us online today! Andrews Air Conditioning demonstrates how to setup a Polar Wind portable air conditioner. Polar Wind product link:

How Andrews Sykes deliver a portable air conditioner to your door in a heatwave

Specialist hire company, Andrews Sykes, demonstrates how portable air conditioning units are delivered to its customers during a heatwave. With such huge demand, the process needs to be efficient and scalable to ensure comfort cooling solutions are on site and operational quickly.

Air Conditioning Hire

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire offers a wide range of portable air conditioner units for hire or sale. These are divided into four main categories:

  • Exhaust tube units, which disperse the heat via a small exhaust tube
  • Split type units, which are typically used for environments requiring large capacities such as server rooms or large offices
  • Evaporative coolers, which provide comfort cooling where conventional air conditioners cannot be used
  • Fans, which can be used to provide a more comfortable environment to large areas

Andrews have the largest range of portable air conditioning units available for hire in the UK. We will deliver to your site quickly from our nationwide depots. Unlike other suppliers, we guarantee a genuine 24/7 fast and friendly service 365 days a year!

We'll help you decide which air conditioning unit is best for you to create comfortable and welcoming environments for as little as £4.00 a day. We provide various distinct types of air conditioner, depending on your cooling needs.

Why choose Andrews?

  • You have the assurance of environmentally friendly, energy efficient portable air conditioning units for reduced emissions and lower running costs.
  • All our portable air conditioner units are very easy to use: simply plug them in and you're in business.
  • We're very easy to do business with - with flexible short and long-term air conditioner hire options.
  • Competitive hire rates, discounts for continuous periods and special packages for everything from a single room to multiple sites.
  • Andrews air conditioner hire provides planned support and the fastest emergency response, 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.
  • We have depots located nationwide to provide you with a local service and advice or a free site survey by one of our experienced advisors.
  • Andrews have the widest range of units to choose from, with thousands of units ready for same day delivery. We are the UK’s leading specialist hire company, so call us now on 0800 211 611.

From Our Blog

A great end to a busy summer

A great end to a busy summer

What a way to wrap up a hectic summer at Andrews Sykes! Over a period of three days, our dedicated engineers and driving team delivered 200 Polar Wind portable air conditioning units to the Marriott Hotel in Central London. The main cooling system in the hotel had stopped working earlier in the week, resulting in

read more
Andrews Sykes goes the extra mile for prestigious motorsport event

Andrews Sykes goes the extra mile for prestigious motorsport event

Despite the last-minute request, our team sprang into action. We swiftly coordinated logistics to satisfy the client’s pressing needs and meet the tight deadline. Our expertise in emergency equipment hire enabled us to fulfil the client’s urgent requirements and ensure their landmark event’s success. The celebration was a resounding triumph for everyone connected to Goodwood,

read more
Keeping an electric car showroom cool with temporary air conditioning

Keeping an electric car showroom cool with temporary air conditioning

When a leading supplier of Uber’s electric vehicles in London needed cooling for their new showroom, traditional HVAC solutions like ducted or split air conditioning systems weren’t feasible. The constant coming and going of visitors and vehicles meant major construction wasn’t practical on the showroom floor. Our temporary air conditioning solutions provided the ideal fix.

read more

Our Service

As well as hired portable air conditioning systems, we offer:

  • 24/7 service, from local depots nationwide
  • Expert installation and service
  • Fixed air conditioning installations
  • Free advice and site visits
  • Same-day delivery
  • Complete package adapted to your needs, deadlines and budget

With our extensive range of units, unbeatable service and competitive prices, we can help you control the temperature of your environment by proposing a simple, cost-effective solution. Simply call 0800 211 611 to discuss your project with one of our expert engineers who will help you arrive at the best course of action. Alternatively, we can arrange for one of our technical advisors to conduct a free site survey to ensure the most suitable equipment is delivered and installed.

Once we have assisted with the product selection, a regional engineer will provide a comprehensive quotation outlining the details of whatever hire package we propose. Should you decide to commit, we will finalise the details and deliver all units to your premises within as quick a timeframe as possible. This entire process can often be completed within four hours, thanks to our expansive depot network.

Once our air conditioners have been commissioned, we will then provide a 24/7 contingency service – guaranteeing a swift response in the extremely unlikely scenario that further assistance is necessary. Once the hire period has concluded, a local expert will return to site, uninstall the equipment and return it to our nearest branch.


Where's my nearest air conditioning hire depot?

We have depots located throughout the United Kingdom. You can find the depot nearest to you by entering your postcode on our locations page.

Do you deliver?

Our hired units can be delivered direct to your location within a few hours of receiving your official order, our specialist delivery operatives will deliver the unit to you, position the unit and show you everything you need to know. We also offer an installation service for the more complicated applications. Sales units are delivered via a National courier and will be delivered to you within a few days of receiving your official order.

How does a portable air conditioner work?

To help our customers understand how a portable air conditioner works we have created this short video, or you can find out more by clicking here.

Do you offer air conditioning units for sale or just hire?

We are the UK’s largest specialist air conditioning hire company, but we also offer a wide range of portable air conditioners that can be purchased online for delivery direct to your UK address within a few days.

Would it be better for me to hire a unit or buy outright?

Many of our customers have difficulty in deciding whether to hire units or buy them. At Andrews Air Conditioning you have the choice to do either, but which is best for you? This depends on a number of factors such as how often you will need to use them, where will they be stored, who will maintain or test them and many more. Click here for further details.

Do Andrews Air Conditioning offer fixed installations?

Yes, we have a specialist division that provides a full Air Conditioning installation and maintenance service, covering applications from small offices all the way up to an entire building, click here to be redirected to our dedicated Installation website.

Can you tailor an air conditioning hire package to suit my budget?

Of course, our wide range of units and nationwide coverage allow us to provide solutions to meet almost any application or budget.

What is the difference between a ducted air conditioner and a split air conditioner?

An exhaust tube units rejects the heat via a flexible tube which needs to exhausted out of a window or into a ceiling void, whereas a split type unit comes in two parts with one located within the room to be cooled and the second part mounted externally, the two parts are connected by a small flexible pipe.

What is an evaporative cooler?

Evaporative coolers are often used where access to an external source is unavailable, the Andrews range of evaporative air coolers can help overcome uncomfortable conditions in many circumstances where an air conditioning system is not practical. These units should only be used in areas that are well ventilated, you can learn more by clicking here.

What size air conditioner will I need to cool my room?

The heat load for each individual room can vary considerably. The amount of cooling required depends on the number of lights, the number of people, the amount of glass area facing the sun and the number of computers or other heat generating electrical equipment in the room. It is important to consider these factors in order to determine the capacity correctly. An Andrews specialist will be pleased to visit your premises at a time to suit you, they will provide you with an accurate cooling calculation for you and recommend the best unit for your application. Alternatively, you can use our online calculator to select the best unit for your application by clicking here.

Do you have an emergency out-of-hours service?

Yes, you can contact us in an emergency at any time on 0800 211 611.

How fast can you get the air conditioners to me?

We can deliver hire units nationwide within four hours of receiving your official order or payment.

Do Andrews Air Conditioning offer a free site survey?

Our fully trained and experience engineers can provide a free site survey at your location, we guarantee to offer the best solution and full quotation, please contact us on 0800 211611 to arrange a survey from your local expert.

How much will it cost?

Air Conditioning hire can be a surprisingly low-cost option, with units starting at just £25.00 per week based on a long-term hire. Call us on 0800 211 611 for an instant quotation.

What payment methods do you accept?

For businesses that want to hire a unit, the simplest way to pay is with our credit account facility. Opening an account with us is simple, you can download an account application form here or give us a call on 0800 211 611. We also accept company payment/purchase cards. For private individuals that want to purchase a unit, it is easiest to use our online sales page.

Andrews Sykes
FREEPHONE0800 211 611