Choosing a commercial air conditioning unit for your business can be a daunting experience, which is why our qualified technicians have compiled a list to ensure you find the best AC for your business.
Nobody wants to come to work in a warm, stuffy office. However, it may be difficult for some business owners in South Florida, including Miami-Dade and Broward, to invest in efficient air conditioners. Fortunately, the handful of available types air conditioning gives you some wiggle room. Choosing the correct type of AC for your business ensures that you have money to spend elsewhere. Among these three kinds of air conditioners, one of them is bound to be just for you.
Traditional Split Air Conditioner
This is your standard, everyday air conditioner. It consists of an indoor and outdoor unit and a duct network that distributes air. Split AC systems are powerful and proficient at supplying and maintaining desired temperatures. These AC units work great in a large building that needs many rooms cooled.
Rather than generating its own heat or cold, like a split AC unit does, a heat pump moves heat around. Most heat pump systems still connect to a duct system, so air can be distributed to different places. Heat pumps are significantly more efficient than split AC, but they work best in climates with relatively mild winters. The heat pump’s efficiency drops when the weather is extremely cold.
Ductless AC consists of an indoor and outdoor unit, but rather than using ducts to distribute air, the indoor air handler supplies cooled or warmed air directly to the room. This kind of air conditioning is excellent for small businesses where only a couple of rooms need to be cooled. Ductless AC is efficient at cooling a smaller area, but will be more expensive to cool a large building.
As you can see, the best AC for you will depend largely on your situation. Whatever you choose, the productivity that results from employee comfort will be well worth the investment. For air conditioning needs, give Freezing Mechanical a call (305) 363-7021.
Know Your Space
It’s impossible to figure out what type of air conditioning system to install without having a proper understanding of the space your unit will be cooling.
Office spaces with high ceilings can also sometimes have strange air pockets that are slightly warmer than the rest of the room. This is simply due to the volume of air – high ceilings mean that your AC unit has to work a lot harder to circulate cool air around the room. Because warm air naturally rises, you might think that high ceilings won’t be too much of a problem, but your electricity budget will beg to differ. High ceilings often also require more ductwork than spaces with normal ceiling heights.
Open Plan Offices
Open plan offices are great for communication and collaborative workspaces, but can be difficult to keep cool if you only use one air conditioning unit. Desks closest to the main unit can complain of being too cold, while people on the other side of the office might feel too warm.