Choosing Air Conditioning for Your Office

Before you decide on what type of air conditioning you require, you first need to figure out how many air conditioners you need.

There is a rough guide which can be used to calculate the cooling power needed to sufficiently cool your office space.

7,500 BTU (2.2kW) 150 square feet
9,000 BTU (2.6kW) 250 square feet
10,000 BTU (2.9kW) 300 square feet
12,000 BTU (3.5kW) 400 square feet
13,000 BTU (3.8kW) 450 square feet
14,000 BTU (4.1kW) 500 square feet

 

This table shows how much cooling capacity is needed compared to the size of the office. Many other variables need to be taken into consideration when choosing your air conditioning. This includes how many people are working in the office as well as any heat emitting devices that are being used. Direct sunlight also needs to be considered as this can have a massive effect on how hot your office gets.

One way of cooling your office down is to consider air conditioning hire for the summer months, this can work out cheaper than getting an aircon unit installed into the building itself.

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Types of Portable Air Conditioners

There are a few different types of portable air conditioners on the market.

Exhaust Tube Air Conditioning

This type of portable air conditioner is the common due to its practicality and cost effectiveness. Exhaust tube air conditioners work by pulling hot air through the front grills. Heat transfer is then used to cool the hot air and then pumped directly out the front. Any leftover heat is pumped out of an exhaust at the rear of the unit.

The exhaust pipe is usually the downfall of these units as heat can often return to the room being cooled.

Split Type Air Conditioning

This type of air conditioning unit is the most efficient available to hire or buy today. Due to their efficiency they are also the most expensive units you can buy; therefore, it may be cheaper to hire instead. As the name suggests split type air conditioning uses an external box where the heat is expelled from the main unit.

These external units are far more flexible than exhaust pipes as they can reach up to 30 metres. This means there is no danger of heat getting back into the office being cooled.

To conclude the biggest factor when choosing an air conditioning unit is your budget. There is a big difference in price between exhaust tube air conditioning and split type air conditioning. The size of your office will also have an affect on how much you need to spend.

Why is using the right furniture in your office important?

Whether your office is open to clients or private and only visible to employees, choosing the right office furniture is extremely important. One of the reasons being so it looks good and professional, as well as being comfortable for employees and clients. Many other reasons as to why the right office furniture is important to include the productivity of your staff, clean and neat office and being accessible.

Having an office that gives off a professional manner is essential for both business partners and clients. They should be welcomed into an office that is not only attractive but comfortable also. Therefore an inviting atmosphere that reflects the aims of your business is important. This could be mirrored from the type of office furniture you may have. It should combine together both purpose and function.

As stated earlier, staff productivity is also very important and therefore there are a few accessories which you may wish to add to your office space. These include coat hooks, a refreshment area or even a break room for employees. If your business has frequent meetings, a meeting room which proper office furniture and different accessories may be useful.

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Types of office furniture:

There are many different types of office furniture. These include but are not limited to:

• Space-saving desks

• Locker rooms

• Carpet and vinyl flooring

• Air conditioning and heating

• LED lighting

• Office seating

• Other accessories such as monitor arms

When choosing office furniture, it should be based on what your business and employees need to work efficiently and comfortably. You should purchase as little furniture as possible as you do not want to clutter up the office and you want the space to be accessible.

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