Air conditioners are not only for domestic use, today we want to look at commercial and industrial air conditioning systems. Although they are part of HVAC systems, many times the great benefits that they provide are never perceived, since they are usually installed in the internal part of the structures where they are in use, and the only visible signs of them are either large towers, cooling units, or pipes that are usually on roofs or in restricted areas.
The systems for air conditioning Kent businesses use provide an essential service at a commercial and industrial level. The level of comfort and convenience demanded by residents today is very high. Commercial air conditioning covers the emerging needs of the day to day operations of many commercial buildings and factories, among others, in the local Kent area.
These cooling mechanisms contribute to the harmony, development and health of the people within the building by providing comfort that increases the productivity of workers and processes as well.
Many of the sectors benefiting from the large-scale industrialisation and commercialisation of air conditioning include commercial premises, food points, office space, resorts and hotels, as well as medical centres, clinics and hospitals, as well as scientific laboratories and other public places such as stadiums, airports, shopping centres, etc.
Types of commercial air conditioning
Split (wall console): This system is similar to its domestic version, only on larger scales with capacity 5 to 20 times greater, it is mainly used in small premises, cafeterias, hairdressers and beauty salons or open premises.
It is easy to install and has a low operating and maintenance cost, and is a good option but has low capacity. Avoid using in places with divisions or partitions as they do not work well in these environments.
Split (overhead console): This system is very useful in places where many people are coming and going frequently but not stationary: restaurants, bakeries, open environments. Installation is simple compared to other commercial systems.
Its operating cost is relatively low, and it is silent and designed to be discreet and utilitarian in the aesthetic part of commercial premises. The main drawback is that maintenance must be routine, which is difficult to handle when you have a busy environment with people constantly in the area.
Roof-Top: This type of installation stands out for its easy installation; it is a compact unit that does not require refrigeration connections. Another notable feature is its flexibility of the position, allowing you to select between a lateral and lower duct outlet.
It is ideal for medium and large-sized spaces; some models of this system are used to heat and cool environments directly. Others have the option of connecting to “free cooling” as an energy-saving mode.
There are several key factors that engineers must take into account and calculate when defining the needs and options to use for the different buildings or areas where air conditioners can be used.
- Number and size of windows, their orientation, amount of light that enters.
- Insulation level for cold or heat.
- How many people access the place.
- The number of electrical appliances or computers on the premises.
Before deciding on which system might be best for your building – consult an experienced commercial air conditioning expert for a full site evaluation.
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