The Importance of Good Air Conditioners For Businesses 

Wondering if you should get an air conditioner for the office? Let’s paint a bit of a picture here. It’s crazy hot outside, the humidity’s at 95%, and you have an office of ten people without an aircon. How well do you think they’re going to work?  

Comfort plays an important role in productivity, but when it comes to business, that’s not the only reason why you should consider getting a good air conditioning system.

What is commercial air conditioning? 

Air conditioners have been around for a long time, with the first AC being released in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier. From being used as a convenient way to cool indoors to being used in massive factories, Carrier would be amazed at how impactful his creation has become.  

Today, we’re going to focus on commercial air conditioning systems and how important it is to get a good one for your business. Commercial air conditioners have been used on properties like offices, schools, or other similar institutes. The same technology is also vital for factories, storage facilities and hospitals. To be honest, we can’t even list all the places that rely on aircon to function well because there are just that many.  

As you can see, with so many different uses for air conditioning, there have to be different types of air conditioning to meet those needs. This is absolutely right. Air conditioners come in all different shapes and sizes. Some have heating and cooling options, while others are so powerful they can keep whole warehouses cool.  

Different types of air conditioning units and systems 

Here are some common types of commercial air conditioning systems on the market currently: 

Wall/ceiling 

Wall-mounted air conditioners are among the most affordable. They’re easier to install and suck less juice (electricity). These ACs generally have a filter that reduces fungus, mould and bacteria by filtering the air.  

Split type 

Split-type AC units are usually pretty popular in most commercial properties as well. They’re smaller and often used for an office or offices. Many businesses prefer these because they’re more affordable, easier to install, and reliable. They get their name from how the system is designed, with a separate condenser unit that sits on the outside of the building.  

Floor or ceiling 

Floor or ceiling AC mounts are ideal for smaller environments. Although, you’ll probably find more ceiling cassette air conditioners in commercial buildings. This is because of how effective they are in large open spaces. They’re also better for higher-capacity air pumps that don’t have a solid ceiling to attach to.   

Heat recovery 

Advancements in ventilation over the years have allowed AC systems to recycle heat energy effectively with outgoing air. This heat is transferred into the incoming cold air and used to reduce the amount of energy the AC requires to function.  

Ducted 

Ducted AC systems are often used in larger buildings. They’re adaptable and use vents to transport air from one source into multiple rooms. As we said, they’re adaptable, so businesses can set them up in a unique way that’ll benefit their needs. Need a more explicit image of what these look like? Picture the vents spies often climb through to spy on their targets. These vents are often a part of a duct AC system.  

Benefits of Commercial AC Units 

Commercial buildings like supermarkets or butcheries need aircon to keep their stock cold, making them a vital investment for businesses like these. But how does an air conditioner benefit other businesses? Here are some examples: 

Quieter environment 

Modern AC units are very quiet, ensuring they don’t disturb your staff. With AC, you can keep windows and doors closed, blocking out external noise like traffic, which is especially useful in busy areas. 

Improve comfort levels 

A reliable AC system keeps everyone in the office cool and comfortable, boosting productivity. Think about not having an AC on the hottest day during an Australian summer. You’d cook! Heat also makes people feel sluggish and irritable, traits that don’t mix well. So providing a comfy environment for employees helps you as well. Plus, a comfortable temperature makes a better impression on visitors and clients during meetings and events. 

Improved productivity 

We touched on this slightly above, but sitting or working at a comfortable temperature really boosts productivity. Think about it: when you’re hot, sweaty, and sticky, it becomes very difficult to concentrate which makes you work slower and prone to making more mistakes. A good AC system helps employees stay focused and work smarter. 

Provide a healthier workplace 

Good ventilation is essential for a healthy office environment. No one wants to work in a stale, stuffy office, right? Modern AC systems filter the air, removing dust, allergens, bacteria, and other pollutants, improving air quality and giving your employees a healthy work environment. 

Energy-efficient and cost-effective 

Today’s AC systems are energy-efficient and eco-friendly. With their smart features, they automatically adjust temperatures and can be customised to fit your office size. In essence, they maximise functionality based on the area they’re being used in.  

They give you control of the humidity 

In some places, such as Bali, the humidity is 80% to 100% daily. Air conditioning maintains ideal indoor humidity levels, usually between 40% and 60%. This significantly reduces the risk of breathing problems and discomfort. In the long run, it will also prevent moisture damage to electrical equipment.  

Final Thoughts 

In the end, air conditioning is an investment, so you need to weigh its worth to your business. But from where we stand, the benefits to your employees and your business’s overall productivity are pretty clear. We hope this provides you with some clarity as you consider the importance of getting a good AC

Posted Jun 3, 2024 | 0 comments

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Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.

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