IT Suites and Comms / Server rooms are areas that by nature generate major heat loads and need to be kept at a controlled room temperature for optimum performance.
We provide our clients with excellent services and are experienced at all types of aircon units from HVAC commercial systems to multiple split system and ducted air conditioning systems.
Key points to think about when getting air conditioning for I.T. + Comms / server rooms:
- Use inverter air conditioning as it will save energy in the long run.
- Cheap air conditioning units do not work in cold weather because they do not have a outside fan speed controller (low ambient kit)
- Use a established brand so if a part fails on you Server room air conditioning you are not waiting 8 weeks for a spare part.
- Sometimes it is worth having two server room air conditioning units because if one fails you still have some cooling.
- To establish the heat load of you servers add up all the power supplies of your servers rack and assume a 40% loss to heat. i.e- If you have 10 servers with 400watt power supply the total watts will be 4000 watts. assuming a 40% loss the heat load will be 1600 watts.
Work on a average watts per/Msq of 125watts, so if you server room is 5 x 5 meters you will require a base of 3.5kw/12000btu + the heat load.
- Advised manufactures for server room air conditioning Mitsubishi, Daikin, Fujitsu and Lg
- Always use auto-restart units for server room air conditioning units as power failures can shut budget air conditioning down.
- If your server room is temporary (ie short term lease on building) or has building restrictions then portable air conditioning maybe your only option.
- Use a established business who will not be going out of business for your server room air conditioning installation as the warranty of the air conditioning is with the supplier not the manufacturer.
- Recent changes to F-Gas regulations mean air conditioning units with at least 3kg of refrigerant must be inspected every year.