Comfort and good experiences are common features at establishments like bars and restaurants, but people rarely know the heavy work that business owners do to create that level of experience.
One of the things that business owners must do is install the right commercial air conditioner system. By choosing the right commercial air conditioning system, your customers and employees can experience great comfort at your premises – especially during the warmer months in southwest WA where temperatures can reach 40°C.
Read on to find out how you can choose the right commercial air conditioning system for your commercial premises.
Finding the right commercial air conditioning installation location
Air conditioners come in various sizes and shapes. Consequently, you must determine the amount of space that you will dedicate to your commercial air conditioning system of choice.
An open-plan office design has a very large working area. Businesses with open plan office spaces commonly require more than one split-system air conditioning unit to improve the temperature distribution throughout the office. Alternatively, business owners can opt for a ducted air conditioner that will distribute air throughout the office area from a single commercial air conditioning unit.
If you don’t position the air conditioner in the correct place, employees sitting near the commercial air conditioning system will feel colder than employees sitting further away. Speaking to an experienced commercial air conditioning install team will help you to ensure your office area is adequately cooled and heated.
Consider if your business has high ceilings
Business premises with a higher ceiling have a larger surface area. At the same time, air pockets tend to arise in places where ceilings are higher. These air pockets will trap heat and inadvertently increase the temperature of the room. Such areas will require larger temperature distribution systems.
Understand which commercial air conditioners your business needs
Each business has unique cooling and heating requirements. You may need a cooling system that can do more than providing comfort to your staff members. The number of rooms will also affect the temperature distribution throughout the space. Similarly, educational and school premises may be affected by weather elements. As a result, you may need a commercial air conditioning unit with special cooling and heating features.
Selecting the right air conditioning company
Every commercial air conditioning unit has its unique installation process. As a result, you may need to hire a local air conditioning and refrigeration company to install commercial air conditioning in your business premises.
Make sure to choose carefully by looking at the company’s previous clients to gauge their reputation and the type of commercial air conditioners that they have installed before.
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Plan for future expansion or layout changes
Taking future events into consideration is necessary for businesses that want a sustainable commercial air conditioner system. Commercial air conditioning must support your future energy plans as well as space expansion. Proper planning will also reduce your total heating and cooling costs in the future.
Upfront costs of commercial air conditioning services
The upfront costs of commercial air conditioning will also determine whether you can afford it. Since air conditioning can require substantial financial commitments, most companies try to minimise the cost by going for something cheaper.
While this may be a great short-term choice, it may create some problems in the long term with units that become faulty or do not operate as expected.
Inexpensive commercial air conditioning can cause extensive energy wastage. Some of them may also have a shorter lifespan or lack the power to handle all the energy requirements.
For all commercial air conditioning installations, it’s recommended that you invest in routine air conditioning maintenance services. Local providers will ensure that your commercial air conditioning continues to provide fresh and filtered air to Australian offices, shopping centres, hospitals, your showroom and more.
Consider the energy efficiency of your system
The sticker price is not the only cost that you will have to think of.
You will have to set aside some money for monthly energy bills. In that light, the projected monthly energy payments for your commercial air conditioning must be within your budgetary limits. Energy-efficient air conditioning can reduce your business’s total energy consumption and increase its eco-friendly rating.
Energy efficiency ratings are usually expressed in the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) figures. HSPF indicates air conditioning heating efficiency while the SEER shows the cooling system. Energy-efficient systems tend to have greater ratings, saving you and the environment in the long run.
Air conditioning options for commercial buildings
The required cooling technology will determine the type of commercial air conditioning that you will need for your business space.
Some of the main cooling types include:
1. Water-cooled (evaporative) air conditioning
Water-cooled evaporative air conditioning systems are a common feature in many commercial buildings. They are usually placed in an area where you can easily distribute the cold air within the entire building.
It’s important to consider that evaporative systems do rely on the humidity of the local climate. For most cases, businesses would likely benefit more from a commercial ducted system.
2. Ducted air conditioning systems
Most family homes use a ducted air conditioning system to distribute air throughout the home. You may also find that this system is compatible with your office needs.
A ducted air conditioning system uses air ducts throughout the roof of your property to distribute air throughout the various office spaces. This system can be ideal if your office already has air ducts within the building.
3. Split-system air conditioners
Most new buildings have ducts, but older buildings will need new duct fittings which can be an expensive process. Therefore, for some businesses, commercial split-system air conditioning units may be the best choice, especially for older buildings.
Some commercial split-system air conditioning can be split between rooms with a single system, perfect for situations when outdoor space is tight. These systems are commonly referred to as a multi-head split-system.
Ready to find the right commercial air conditioning solution?
Any functional commercial space requires the right type of air conditioner. However, choosing the right type of commercial air conditioning can be a difficult process if you don’t know what you are looking for.
These tips can help you to give extra comfort to your customers and staff. If you still don’t know how to choose the best AC, you can also contact the team at Busselton Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. We provide and install commercial air conditioning systems for bars, restaurants, large corporate offices, studios and more.