Hi, my name is Brooke, and I used to run the HR department in a factory. I filed a lot of injury reports and helped a tragic number of people make claims for workers' compensation or WorkCover. In many cases, the accidents involved convener belts. By seeing what not to do, I really learned what should be done in terms of conveyor safety. I love writing and wanted to convey some good will to the world through a blog – I also love puns. In this space, I plan to post on conveyor belt safety as well as other posts related to a range of industrial equipment. I hope these posts help to protect you and your workers.
Providing clients or customers with quality service is vital to the success of any business. Keeping the interiors of offices, shops and other commercial buildings cool and comfortable during business hours is imperative in this regard. Air conditioning installation has become a staple in modern commercial buildings.
While no single type of air conditioner that can meet the cooling requirements of all businesses, there's a suitable unit for every business. Before choosing an air conditioner to cool your commercial space, here are a number of critical questions you need to ask yourself:
How large is the space that you need to be cooled?
Commercial spaces vary in size and to ensure efficient cooling service, it's imperative to install a properly sized air conditioning unit in your commercial building. Determining what size air conditioner you need is quite easy. You simply have to calculate your room or building size in square metres and match your air conditioning to your room/building size. If your commercial space is smaller, you'll need to shop around for a unit with a smaller cooling capacity, and vice versa.
Luckily, makers of air conditioners usually provide a size guide or chart for customers to follow when determining the right size unit for their buildings.
How efficient should your air conditioner be?
In Australia, a star system is used to classify the efficiency of electrical appliances like air conditioners. The more stars a particular unit carries, the more efficient it is. Generally speaking, air conditioner units with more stars are relatively expensive to install, but they are cheaper to operate over the long term. If you want to save money down the road, it is best to invest in an air conditioner with the highest energy efficiency rating.
Do you have existing HVAC ductwork?
The availability or non-availability of ductwork can also impact your decision on what type of commercial air conditioner you should install. Installing ductwork can add to the costs of air conditioning installation considerably, so you might want to opt for ductless air conditioning system if you don't have ductwork existing in your building. But if you already have ductwork installed in your building, you can save big money by adding a new air conditioner to your existing ductwork.
As there may be other essential factors you need to consider, you should talk to a commercial air conditioning expert about your specific needs before settling on a particular type of air conditioner for your commercial space cooling.Share