Blog9 June 2023

What to consider before ordering your air conditioning unit this summer?

Summer is a time for festivals, exhibitions, parties and graduations, but it’s also the time of year when facilities managers and healthcare estates teams desperately need us. With scorching conditions not just possible but likely, temperatures inside the venues can become unbearable, leading to discomfort and even health issues for people present.

Incorporating climate solutions can be challenging, and often overlooked until the very last minute. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive summer air conditioning checklist to help you plan better and expedite the ordering process. Before placing an order with us, we highly recommend considering these key factors:

Consider the dimensions of your space:

Accurate measurements of the room where the air conditioning unit will be placed are vital. By noting down the width, length, and height, you can provide precise information to our call centre agents, enabling them to assist you in selecting the most suitable air conditioning unit for your needs even more quickly. Choosing the right size or number of units is crucial for effectively cooling the space.

Determine who or what requires cooling:

Identifying who or what will benefit from the air conditioning unit is crucial. Different applications require different types of units. Whether it’s providing comfort cooling for staff or guests or cooling critical infrastructure such as data rooms, understanding the purpose of the cooling helps us select the most suitable unit that meets the specific requirements.

Assess the possibility of ducting out hot air:

Check if there are windows available for ducting out the hot air. Windows provide an opportunity to use a ducted air conditioning system, where hot air is expelled outside through connected ducts while cool air circulates indoors. This option ensures efficient cooling while maintaining a visually unobtrusive environment.

Consider outdoor access within 30m:

Evaluate the availability of an outdoor source within a 30-meter range. If ducting out hot air through windows is not possible, an alternative option is to use an evaporative cooler. However, if an outdoor source is within proximity, a split-type unit can be employed, eliminating the need for ducting. Assessing outdoor placement options helps determine the most suitable air conditioning unit for efficient cooling.

Determine maximum power supply:

Understanding the maximum power supply available can be helpful to ensure compatibility with the air conditioning unit. Different units have varying power supply requirements. By assessing the power supply, you can avoid any electrical issues or limitations during operation, guaranteeing seamless functionality.

Assess heat loads in the area:

Evaluate heat loads in specific areas where the unit will be used, such as DJ booths, kitchens, or high-occupancy zones. These areas generate substantial heat due to equipment, appliances, or a concentration of individuals. Identifying heat loads ensures the selected air conditioning unit has the necessary capacity to effectively cool the space and maintain a comfortable environment.

While it can be advantageous to be aware of the above points, it’s really not essential! Whether you’re an air conditioning guru or you couldn’t tell a Polar Wind from a polar bear, all you really need is to have a requirement! We offer free site surveys to help ascertain the best course of action for our customers, but we also have a dedicated contact centre ready to handle your enquiries with minimal fuss. All you need to do is call us – any time – on 0800 211 611. It really is that simple!