Three Things to Consider Before Buying Commercial Air Conditioning

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Three Things to Consider Before Buying Commercial Air Conditioning

6 December 2019
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When managing your business premises, there are a lot of issues which you will need to address. One concern which you can't afford to overlook is your air conditioning. Having the right commercial air conditioning installed is essential for the comfort of both your customers and your staff. An unpleasantly warm building not only reduces the productivity of your team but also deters potential customers from entering the building. Here are three things that must govern your choice of commercial air conditioning system.

How much do you need to spend?

When fitting out a new commercial space, many owners opt for the cheapest commercial air conditioning system they can find so that they will have extra money to spend on other aspects of the building's appearance. Such an approach is normally a big mistake. Buying cheap air conditioning may save you a little money in up-front costs, but it is likely to cost you far more in the longer-term. Cheaper air conditioning systems are likely to be of lower quality and to enjoy a shorter working life than more expensive systems. Alternatively, a less expensive commercial air conditioning system may not have sufficient power to properly cool a building of your building's size.

How efficient is the system?

While the up-front cost of a commercial air conditioning system may seem to be a lot, it is important to remember that this is a one-time cost. In addition to the initial cost of the system, there are also monthly running costs which will appear in your energy bill, and it is here where a cheaper air conditioning system can let you down. Cheaper systems tend to be less energy efficient and cost more to run so that anything you save in the initial purchase is quickly swallowed up in the monthly running costs.

Does the design match your space?

Commercial air conditioning systems vary greatly, and it is essential that you choose a system that is well suited to your environment. It can be helpful to call in the services of an HVAC engineer to assess which system would be best for the amount of space you need to cool. Another factor which you will have to address is whether your building comes with suitable ductwork or whether you should install new ducts. All of these are issues that a good HVAC engineer will be able to advise you on the best course of action, so give your chosen company a call today and find out how they could help.