- June 25, 2019
- Posted by: Gareth Whalley
- Category: Latest News & Blog
Without a doubt, air conditioning is a modern-day necessity for any retail store. Whatever the time of year, and whatever the temperature, the right commercial air conditioning system ensure that’s all customers, staff and visitors are able to feel comfortable when inside your supermarket or retail store.
It is therefore imperative that you install an adequate commercial air conditioning system in the retail store with correct heating and cooling capabilities.
Depending on the size and layout of your premises you may wish to look for a system that will work efficiently and be the most cost-effective solution for your store. Here we will be discussing the different types of commercial air conditioning systems to help you better understand which would best suit your retail space.
Split Air Conditioning Systems
This is one of the most popular air conditioning systems as it is simple to use and most notably, affordable. Split air con system is the perfect air conditioning solution for smaller retail premises and are ideal for those wanting minimal disruption during the working hours of the retail stores.
With a professional commercial air conditioning provider, it should only take a day to fit and install the entire system into your retail space. You can also install multiple unit throughout your premises which can be combined to work together to heat and cool a larger area or separate rooms.
The benefit of installing multiple air con units is that if one of the units break, the rest will continue to function as they each work on a self-contained system. It is however important to note that you will need a large amount of outdoor space to fit a corresponding outdoor unit for every indoor unit you have.
Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRFs) are the perfect solution for larger retail spaces as they can quickly heat and cool a vast amount of space whilst keeping running costs to a minimum. Another popular air conditioning option, the VRF system is reliant, economical, easy to use and very efficient. Again, this system will only take a day to fit and install into your premises, keeping disruption to a minimum.
The main differentiating aspect of VRF system is that it uses heat recovery to provide simultaneous heating and cooling to different areas at the same time. Waste heat from around the building is recovered by the system and then redistributed into other spaces that need heating.
It is important to remember that both of these systems use the same technology and often appear the same when mounted on the wall or ceiling, but their applications are very different. You will want to be well versed in each system’s capabilities before installing anything into your retail space which is why speaking to a specialist air conditioning provider is always advisable. Your air conditioning system will be part of your retail store for years to come and by choosing the right cooling system you will be able to save time, energy and money.