AC InstallationAir ConditioningEducationJuly 29, 2019by ADKTop 5 Features to Look for When Buying a Commercial Air Conditioner

Britain’s Summer just hit new all-time temperature records has a heatwave seared across Europe, pushing the demand for Air Conditioner sales. Nothing provides the long-term cooling efficiency than a Commercial Air Conditioner, so here is our guide to the top 5 features to look for when buying a commercial Air conditioner to help you keep cool in this summer heat. 

Look for Functionality over Price

When it comes to making the decision of which Commercial AC unit your business demands, searching for the cheapest price isn’t always the best option. Air Conditioners have evolved over recent years with many of the latest units offering a whole lot more than merely cooling functionality.

Since a commercial AC is an investment to your business, deciding on a unit with modern capabilities and an efficient energy rating and make a huge difference. Higher priced conditioners, together with their energy efficiency, better performance and higher capacity make a comprehensive package of luxury and comfort compared with older/cheaper units. 

With the numerous AC brands available in the market, there are a lot of varieties, models and designs so its vital to shop around and consider what your commercial business requires.

Choose the proper Size AC Unit

When purchasing a commercial air conditioner it can be tricky to know what size unit is required for your business. The size of your air conditioner will depend on multiple factors, including your location, insulation, square footage, and various other factors.  It is also important when searching for a commercial AC unit that you also ask for a site survey to ensure you are purchasing the right-sized unit for your premises. 

You may also come across a term known as “tonnage.”  This, however, is not a reference to weight but a measurement of an air conditioner’s cooling power and can be thought of as being kind of like the engine size of your car. At ADK, our experts will be happy to help you pick the right commercial ac unit for your business. You can also get an instant quote online based on your room size requirements. Contact us today!

Choose a reliable HVAC contractor

Choosing the right HVAC contractor is the most important thing that you will do when buying a new air conditioner/replacement. Start by doing a local Google search to see who is available and check out their latest online reviews.  This will be the difference between a job being done properly or having trouble with your air conditioning system for the rest of its service life. It is also the difference between getting a fair price when buying a commercial air conditioner, and just plain getting ripped off. 

It is also important when making an investment in your business to look out for warranty and planned maintenance services. If regularly maintained and services a commercial air conditioning unit can last between 15-25 years. So be sure to ask your chosen HVAC contractor if they can provide you with regular service checks.

Choose a quiet and Energy Efficient model

A quiet HVAC system is an important feature for any commercial business, especially when you have employees and customers to consider. Be sure to ask about the Sound level when making your purchase. 

For those who are looking for a replacement unit or to repair an existing ac unit, keep in mind that if you upgrade to a new model, it will not only be quieter, but it will be more energy-efficient and generate less noise than an old, bulky system.

Energy efficiency is important. Your commercial AC system will use a significant amount of energy, so when you’re shopping around for options, look for units that have high energy efficiency ratings

If the unit has high EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers, you’ll likely be getting a product that is incredibly efficient. This means you’ll save money on your utility and electricity bill and you’ll have less of a negative impact on the environment.

Functionality and Air Quality

It’s important to choose an air conditioner that will improve the quality of the air you, your employees and customers breathe. Many commercial air conditioners don’t just filter particles and dust, but also let you control humidity in the room. 

This helps prevent conditions associated with dry skin, throats and eyes and is ideal if your air conditioner is always on. Modern AC systems with these features can assist in the prevention of bacteria being spread across your premises.

For more information about our Air Conditioning services, please get in touch with us today or call 0208 831 8900 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with anything you need. Alternatively, you can contact us to request an engineer and site survey.

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