Air conditioning isn't just important for residential properties; it also plays a vital role in maintaining a comfortable and productive environment within commercial premises. If you are considering installing an air conditioning system in your commercial premises, as well as considering the levels of insulation, the number of occupants and the average summer temperature, you will also need to consider the size of the area you wish to air condition. Below is a brief guide to air conditioning options in different sized commercial spaces.
A single office
If the commercial space you wish to air condition consists of a single office, the setup of your air conditioning system should be relatively straight-forward. Installing a single split AC unit should be adequate. A split AC unit comprises of two units, one which is placed indoors and the other which is outdoors. This will allow you to control the amount of air which is blown through the system and to use the system for heating as well as cooling your commercial space.
If your commercial premises are home to more than one office, a single split system will not suitably cool each area. To provide air conditioning to each office you will need to install a multi-split air conditioning unit. The benefit of using a multi-split AC unit is that it will allow you to air condition multiple locations without placing a strain on the AC system. Because each office space has it own AC unit, the occupants will be able to set the air conditioning to different levels depending on how comfortable they are with the current temperature.
An open commercial space
If your business operates an open commercial space, such as a factory floor or warehouse, you may find it is difficult to effectively air condition these areas. The difficulty arises because air which is at different temperatures pools in different areas of the open space, disrupting the flow of air from the air conditioning unit. However, by installing a ducted multi-split AC system you can overcome this problem by directing and protecting the air flow using ducts and vents.
If you have any questions about the best air conditioning solution for your commercial space, contact a commercial HVAC service. They will be able to inspect your commercial space and recommend the best AC system. They will also be able to carry out any installation and maintenance work.