Air conditioning systems nowadays are highly advanced, and they can do a variety of purposes – including not just keeping the indoor air cool but also heating an area so everyone can keep comfortable even when the weather is cold outside. But aside from this, your air conditioning system can help improve the quality of the air and prevent mildew and mould from growing – which is vastly important nowadays, as everyone knows. But it’s one thing to decide on an air conditioning system for your office and another thing to choose the proper one. How can you decide which air conditioning system is best for your office or workplace? Here are some of the best tips you should remember.

  • Determine your room or area size

The size of the room will refer to the entire enclosed area where you are planning to install an air conditioning system. It’s important to choose the correct cooling capacity, and the cooling capacity of the system you choose will depend on the actual room or area’s size. If you want to make sure of the size of your AC system, calculate the room’s area then multiply it with 25 British Thermal Unit or BTU. For instance, if the room’s size is 10 feet x 15 feet, then the room’s overall area will be equal to 150 sq. feet. You can then multiply this with 25 British Thermal Unit or BTU. The answer will be the minimum British Thermal Unit for the system you should have installed. But you also have to remember that other factors will affect the cooling capacity, including the number of room occupants as well as the number of furniture or equipment in the space. If there are more people or furniture/equipment in the area, you may require a system with a higher cooling capacity, as a respected commercial air conditioning company like recommends.

  • Think about the people inside the space

As already stated, the cooling capacity of the system or unit you choose will also be determined by the number of people who will occupy the area, so think about the people inside the space. The more individuals are in the space regularly, the higher the cooling power of the air conditioning system should be. In many situations, for example, the minimum British Thermal Unit for a room or space is often enough to satisfy the cooling requirements of around 5 individuals. But if a room has more people in it, you may need a higher British Thermal Unit.

  • Figure out the actual space

You should also figure out the actual space – in other words, think about what kind of unit or system will work best with the available space you have. You have a lot of choices in air conditioning units or systems, and some common ones are window-type units, split-type units, multi-split systems, central air conditioning systems, and portable air conditioning units. The thing about portable and window-type units is that they can take up plenty of space, and window air conditioners will usually require a hole to be drilled on the wall so the unit can fit through. If you have limited office space, you may want to think about other types, including ductless air conditioning systems or central air conditioning so you have more space for working.

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.