About Me

Air Conditioning Options

As you probably know, the Australian summertime can be extremely hot. When I moved to Australia from England, I knew it would be warm, but I wasn't ready for the intense heat. I had bought a home on the outskirts of Sydney. It was a great place but unfortunately, it didn't have an HVAC system. I moved in during the winter time, so this wasn't a problem. However, when the weather began to warm up, the interior of my home became very uncomfortable. I called in an HVAC contractor who explained my options before installing a modern HVAC system which keeps my house nice and cool.


Latest Posts

Air Conditioning Options

Why a Domestic A/C System May Not Be Good Enough at Work

by Herminia Lopez

You may be perfectly familiar with an air conditioning system as you have an efficient setup in your home. However, if you are planning a brand-new commercial operation, you need to look at A/C through a different lens to ensure that you choose the right type of solution for your particular needs. What are some factors to consider as you plan for a new installation?

One Type Does Not Fit All

The first thing to remember is that one size or type does not fit all. Just because a fully ducted system works well at your home, it does not mean that it is the ideal solution for your workspace.

Restaurants and Hot Kitchens

If you have a busy restaurant with a kitchen, you may need a compromise solution.

You'll certainly want to ensure that your diners are comfortable year-round, so they enjoy the experience and come back again. Here, you might want to install a ducted system so that you can maintain a regular temperature in each part of the dining area. The kitchen, however, could be a different story. Temperatures can really spike during a busy evening and not just because of the stoves. Other large appliances like walk-in coolers give off their own heat as they strive to keep the contents fresh inside. In this case, you may have to add to your A/C set up here with an additional wall-mounted unit. You may also need to add a large, high volume, low-speed ceiling fan to circulate the air and help keep temperatures in check for your busy staff.

Offices and Sensitive Equipment

What if you intend to set up a new office with sensitive, electronic equipment? Your operation may rely on data processing, and you may need sophisticated computers and data banks in order to function correctly.

Once again, you may have two different challenges here. You certainly want to keep your staff in a good mood during those hot Australian summer days, so you may need a ducted setup in the office itself. However, you may need to consider an "enclosure" air-conditioning system in your processing room. These specialised solutions are able to maintain an exact temperature within the enclosure using a closed-loop approach. They will not only keep the temperature stable, but they can also provide you with a contaminant-free environment to protect your electronic components from not just heat but moisture.

Which Way to Turn?

As you can see, there are many different approaches to take depending on your commercial needs. Talk with an air-conditioning contractor with experience in these matters, so you always choose the right solution.

For more information on commercial air conditioning, contact a company near you.