How to Use Air Conditioning Units - Correctly and Safely


How to use air conditioning units: When the sun is out and the temperatures are high, escaping the heat can be a real challenge, that is if you haven’t got one of these.

This is an air conditioning unit and you can hire them from Speedy, the UK’s number one hire company.

A couple of good things to remember when hiring from Speedy, all our hire equipment is checked, tested, cleaned and serviced before every hire and will come ready to go. You’ll also notice a folder attached to your product, these are safety and operating instructions, please make sure you read these before you begin your job.

Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How-To Use an Air Conditioning Unit Video below:


Air Conditioning units can come in all shapes and sizes from Speedy, but ultimately they all do the same thing, they are really easy to use and no matter which air conditioning unit you end up with, the same principles apply.


Step 1:

When you receive your air-con unit it will arrive with a flexible tube. This tube will need to be screwed into the rear of the unit and positioned out of a window or door. This will allow the hot air to be vented from the room. All of our air-con units come on wheels making moving and positioning them really easy. 


Step 2:

Once you have your air-con unit in position and set up, you are ready to plug it in.


Step 3:

Any mains powered equipment you hire from Speedy can come with one of three types of plug, a UK standard domestic plug that can be plugged into any household socket, a yellow 110v plug which will require a transformer, or a blue 240v plug that will require an RCD unit. But don’t worry, whatever you require your Speedy service centre will provide you with everything you need to power up your equipment. And no matter the shape or size of your transformer or RCD unit plugging it in will be exactly the same, just simply lift the flap and push it in.


Step 4:

All of our air-con units will come with some sort of control panel that will give three main functions. Firstly, on or off, secondly, temperature control, so cool or cooler, and finally fan speeds, low or high. When your room reaches the desired temperature, the air-con unit will automatically turn itself off and only switch back on when the room goes above the desired temperature.


Step 5:

Some of our aircon units, like this this one in front of me will also come with the ability to set a timer, so if you wanted the unit to operate for a set period of time and then turn itself off completely, that can be set here.

If you have any issues with any of the products you hire from Speedy, just give your local Service Centre a call, as we are always available to help, and remember to always check the safety and operating guidance before you use any hire product.


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