Maintaining the appropriate temperature in your office is a factor in providing quality customer satisfaction as well as boosting your employees’ performance and productivity. However, with the variety of air conditioning brands available in the market today, choosing the right commercial air conditioning unit can be a challenging task for many business owners.
If you are part of a facilities management seeking a new or a replacement air conditioning unit, the biggest mistake would be selecting one that is not suitable for your business’ needs. It is important to thoroughly research the brands available as well as the different types and features the products have to offer.
Here are a few factors you need to take into consideration to ensure that you will have an air conditioning unit that suits your premises:
Where will the AC be installed?
First and foremost, know your space. It can be difficult to figure out what type of air conditioning system is right for your business if you do not perform an assessment of your office space.
- Open plan offices
If you have a vast working area, it is not advisable to have only one unit installed as this could affect the distribution of the required temperature within your office. Employees working near the air conditioning system may feel colder whilst persons far from it may feel too warm.
- High ceilings
High ceilings can make your air conditioning system work harder as air distribution takes time on larger spaces. Additionally, high ceilings tend to cause air pockets that are slightly warmer than the rest of a room, therefore a powerful air conditioning system is needed to effectively circulate cool air around the whole space.
What type of AC suits your business best?
Consider the type of technology your business requires when looking at the commercial air conditioning units available. It is important that you choose wisely as your choice will determine how much energy you use, the costs needed for the system and the performance level the unit will provide. Here are the different types of units you can choose from:
- Ducted split system
- Variable refrigerant flow (VRF)
- Rooftop unit (RTU)
- Central air conditioning system
- Twin/Triple split air conditioning
Does the unit have a good capacity?
It is important to choose a unit that will accommodate the cooling capacity your office needs. Ensure that your prospective vendor performs a correct calculation of your space and operating conditions to determine the capacity your air conditioner requires. It is better to get the right size unit from the beginning since choosing an inappropriate one will only lead to higher costs in the future.
Is the AC unit energy efficient?
Selecting a sub-standard air conditioning unit could result in higher energy consumption which equals higher utility costs. Be sure to choose an air conditioning system that is energy efficient.
Have AC professionals install the unit.
An under performing unit can be caused by poor installation. Only hire qualified air conditioning experts to design and install your system. Moreover, choose a company that offers maintenance and repairs services to ensure that your commercial air conditioner is running at its optimum level.
EESI can help you select the best type of air conditioning system for your business premises. Ensure the unit is cost-effective and environmentally-friendly by utilising the latest technology, focusing on the efficiency of the design. In addition to this, we also offer comprehensive servicing & maintenance packages for our own installations as well as existing systems. Call us on 01453 821 550 to talk with one of our experts today.