Advice from HVAC experts!
HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility. Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you have a large organization, make sure your maintenance staff has a consistent schedule for looking over each aspect of the HVAC system. These include filters, wiring, heat exchange, supply and return points, various ducting like exhaust stacks, fans, coils, and compressors just to name a few.
Depending on the season, certain maintenance strategies should come to mind. During the summer months, you know your HVAC system will need to be working at consistent levels, for 12-24 hours a day. Make sure whoever services your system double checks the A/C condenser and coolant levels of your unit. In winter, HVAC systems work overtime to produce heat to keep your employees and customers safe and comfortable. Make sure to schedule a furnace evaluation, and clear out any dust or debris from the system to avoid potential for fire.
Of course, any mechanical system is going to fail at one point or another. Even with regular maintenance, moving parts and pieces will deteriorate and shut down, leaving you with either a frustrating malfunctioning system, or a chunk of down time with no A/C at all. Either way, you need a repair or replacement, and instead of resorting to a shutdown of business or making people work in hot and uncomfortable conditions, call Portable Air for your temporary or permanent A/C solution! Reach us at (800) 341-4297 or portableac.com/dev
"The entire server just crashed”. Nightmare fuel right? When companies depend on computers, their local server rooms should be one of the most important considerations on a daily basis. So, what’s the number one issue that can cause issues for this technology? Poor temperature control. The perfect solution? Spot Coolers!
It’s as simple as this: servers need an environment between 68 and 72 degrees to continue operating, and without it you might face temporary or permanent damage to your system. Many factors can raise temperature in these situations, from sunlight on the door of the server room, the temperature of surrounding rooms, and the computer server equipment itself.
Some business owners may assume the standard building air conditioning will suffice. For smaller servers that is usually OK, but for larger systems or multiple server setups, supplemental air conditioning is essential. Spot coolers are self-contained, portable air conditioners. Our 1.2 ton and 1.5 ton units connect via a standard 110 outlet and cool up to 400 square foot (20x20 foot room) per ton. Warm air is ducted into drop ceilings out outside via any available windows. Condensation from the unit doesn’t have any effect on the room itself, because it is channeled into an internal storage tank, or even outdoors or into an on-site drain via an attached hose. There’s no need worry about spilling water if you forget to empty the condensation tank, because the unit will shut off automatically to avoid over-filling it. The inclusion of a spot cooler may even improve the room’s standard humidity by keeping the air cooler and crisper.
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