What Is Temporary Ahu Hire?

Temporary AHU hire is a non permanent solution to solve ventilation problems in areas without fitted or faulty air handling systems. Usefully, temporary air handling units are portable and held in stock for delivery at short notice. Cleverly designed, they are modular for quick installation- a perfect solution for all kinds of areas, public and commercial, where extreme temperatures and restricted air supply are a risk to business continuity.

5 Of The Best Reasons For Temporary Ahu Hire

  1. To quickly overcome overcome breakdowns with fixed systems or replacement projects
  2. Temporary AHU hire is ideal for areas experiencing hot or cold temperature extremes.
  3. AHU’s can be installed to address seasonal peak temperatures.
  4. Equipment is only fitted when you need it, no need for large capital outlay.
  5. Fixed payments, and no unexpected bills for service or breakdown calls.

A temporary climate control AHU installed into a rest area providing heating and cooling- Located at ExCel London

How We Can Help With Temporary Ahu Hire?

With a wealth of experience, ACR have built a strong reputation for AHU rental. We offer a comprehensive service which includes equipment hire, design and installation.

Importantly, we stock a diverse range of AHU’s that suite a multitude of scenarios, including, High volume ventilation, heating, cooling, close control and HEPPA filtration.

Furthermore, these systems are designed to be portable and quickly installed, and this, coupled with an experienced engineering team, ensures success.

A 160Kw AHU supplied and fitted to a mixed used sports facility in a temporary building

Temporary AHU hire is very popular with our many clients. This Ih85 heat-pump HVAC unit was installed to serve clean areas at Yoville Hospital. Hepa filtration suites these units to this type of work. And of course the are great for temporary warehouse cooling and other large spaces. Great machines.

The Following Types Of Ahu’s Are Available For Rental, Including..

  • Climate Control Units– A fully automated AHU with on-board electric heating and a cooling battery (chiller connected)
  • Close Control Units- For data centres and other critical areas.
  • Low temperature air handling units– for freezers, chilled storage and production spaces.

Our climate control units can be externally fitted and ducted internally to keep work spaces clear. Also, high volume internal AHU’s which are great for large warehouses- for chilled or ambient temperature control.

Typical Applications For Temporary Ahu Hire

  1. Sports facilities, temporary or fixed
  2. Data centre cooling- AHU hire is a great way to quickly cool sensitive areas.
  3. Temporary buildings– quick installation for temperature controlled spaces.
  4. Production spaces- keep up productivity and meet regulations
  5. Warehouses- Temporary AHU hire solves problems with excessive temperatures in the summer months
  6. Commercial buildings that may have broken-down units or undergoing a replacement programme.
  7. Chilled storage. Low temperature AHU’s for chilled logistics warehouses and additional storage.


Yes, AHU’s can be hired from stock immediately and as a result the equipment can be used for your own purposes at your location for a fixed fee.

We can guide you through the process at every stage, making things as simple and seamless as possible.

Temporary AHU hire cost is dependant on the type of equipment supplied and the duration of the rental period. As a general rule, the more equipment you take and the longer you have it for, the cheaper it gets.

We understand the changing needs of businesses and are very approachable and flexible when required. Undoubtedly, teamwork and strong partnerships are critical for success and something we firmly believe in.

You can hire an AHU (air handling unit) for as long as you require if the agreement you have has no limitation, which on the whole, makes hire very flexible in the face of changing operational needs.

So, from weeks to months, and even years, we have a flexible contract to meet your business needs.

Absolutely. Temporary AHU systems can be supplied with all equipment required to connect them to existing ductwork distribution systems. Typically, a full turnkey project would include, delivery, site location and connection to electrical and/ or connection to, or supply of, ducted distribution systems.

Because large stocks are held, typically next day, depending on site conditions and the complexity of the installation.

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