Selecting the right type of air conditioning system for your office, garage, warehouse or factory is crucial. Especially because each space is different and has different layout requirements.
In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the different types of commercial air conditioning units you can purchase and their properties, which can help you to better understand which one is suitable for your facility.
Factors to Consider Before Buying Commercial Air Conditioning
Besides the type of air conditioning systems, there are other elements that impact the performance of your units as well, so you must be aware of them before making a decision.
The Size of Your Space
If you’re working with a small space, you don’t need a massive unit, as this will be a waste of electricity. In the same vein, if you own a big warehouse or garage and are looking for air con options, then a larger unit is better – otherwise, the unit will have to run for long periods of time for you to notice any difference, which won’t be as energy-efficient.
The Quality of the Unit
We only stock world-class brands at Heritage Heating and Cooling, whether you’re looking for air con units or industrial heating. You can be confident that the units will perform well and have a long lifespan as well.
This isn’t to say your unit won’t need to be serviced. On the contrary, it’s important that your air conditioning system undergoes regular maintenance and check-ups to make sure that everything is working well and the machine is still efficient.
The Location of the Unit
Do you want your air con system to be hidden from sight? This might not matter to you if you run a warehouse or factory floor, but it’s an important consideration for people who work in offices. After all, a unit can make the space look unattractive, especially if clients often visit.
This is why we offer different types of air conditioning, so you can pick the one that best suits your workplace, such as ceiling-mounted units.
How Silent the Unit Is
Another important consideration of any machine is how quiet it is. Whether you work in an office or in a garage, you don’t want a noisy unit disturbing your work and the work of your staff day in, day out. Your employees will also be more productive because they can focus on their tasks without background distractions.
Split air conditioning units tend to be quieter because the system is split into an indoor and outdoor unit, with the noisiest section installed outside of the room.
A key consideration for all businesses looking to save money. Energy-efficient units not only help the planet but also your bottom line, so it’s vital that you take your time to pick an air conditioning system with good ratings.
An example is our Fujitsu range, most of which is A/A rated and registered with the Energy Technology List. Speak to us if you’d like to learn more about this feature.
Types of Air Conditioning to Choose From
We stock a varied range of air conditioning units from different brands, including Fujitsu, as mentioned, and Midea. They can be installed in any commercial space, although some types will be better in smaller spaces or in unconventional layouts, for instance.
The amount of space you have to work with – as well as the way the space is laid out – will greatly determine whether a wall-mounted solution is right for you. If your workplace is small or has a lot of furniture or equipment on the floor, installing the unit on the wall will help you maximise this floor space.
These units also add a sleek look to the space, so offices can greatly benefit from them. We have many elegant and compact designs available, so that you don’t have to worry about an ‘ugly’, clunky machine cluttering your space.
With our commercial wall-mounted air conditioning, you can choose from several options that are fitted high on the wall and which provide varying power, depending on your needs. We can accommodate a range of room shapes and sizes.
These types of units are installed in the ceiling and are perfect for larger, open plan spaces. Ceiling-mounted units are also a good option for more unconventionally designed layouts because they can easily – and evenly – cool the air from above.
Due to their location, they can fit virtually anywhere, so you don’t need to worry about running out of essential space.
Our Fujitsu and Media ceiling cassette air conditioning units are quiet and provide a central location from which cool air is dispersed. They’re also highly efficient because they use DC Inverter Control, a system that minimises electricity loss in order to decrease energy consumption.
There are also several pros to selecting a floor unit instead of a wall-mounted or cassette system. Because floor units are installed at ground level, you’ll feel its effects a lot faster than with other types of air con. Fitting a floor unit is also ideal if you don’t have wall space to use – for example, if you work in a space with a lot of shelving, like a garage.
Offices may not have enough wall space either, especially when you consider windows and other easily breakable materials.
Units fitted at ground level can also be more discreet than their wall-mounted counterparts.
You can find many air conditioning units at Heritage Heating and Cooling, all of which are energy-efficient and can be tailored to your specific workplace.
Choosing the right type of heater for your business matters if you’re looking to save money and maximise productivity, so browse our vast range and get in touch if you’d like to learn more about any of our products.