Top tips to choose the best commercial air conditioner for your Dorset business

As a busy Dorset business owner, spending hours researching the air conditioning market and evaluating the various different systems and manufacturers is probably way down your priority list. However, it’s really important to get the best commercial air conditioner to meet your business and environmental needs.

As Dorset air conditioning specialists, the CES team have over 25 years’ experience in the air con business. In that time, we’ve worked with a full range of commercial systems and have installed air con in a wide variety of premises.

With an increasing number of manufacturers offering an ever-growing range of models, we thought it would be helpful to provide a guide to some key factors to consider to help you choose the best commercial air conditioning system for your business.

Do you need a new commercial air conditioner system?

If you already have a commercial air conditioner in your property, have you checked it recently? If your system is ageing, requires too many repairs or uses too much energy, it’s probably time to replace it with a new one. Today’s commercial air conditioning systems are more energy efficient, cheaper to run and more reliable than ever before.

If your premises hasn’t got an air conditioner currently, and you don’t want to swelter through another Dorset summer or shiver through winter, a commercial air conditioning system will enhance your business and your property.

Whether you’re looking to replace your existing air con or you are installing a system into the premises for the first time, we understand that you want a cost-effective solution that can be installed and maintained with as little disruption to your operations as possible. Below, we’ve outlined some key points that will help you to understand which types of system will be the best solution for your needs.

Key factors to select the best commercial air conditioner

Our expert engineers always assess some key factors whenever we conduct a commercial air conditioning survey:

Size of the premises – The size of the space that needs to be cooled is fundamental to determining the type of system that will best meet your needs.

  • For smaller premises – such as a small office or retail store, a single unit air conditioner can be the most cost-effective solution. Single units are less expensive to buy and install. We take a closer look at single unit air conditioning below.
  • For medium sized premises – such as larger shops or offices, we usually recommend a split, or multi-split, system. We take a more detailed look at split and multi-split systems below.

Noise considerations – some premises, like offices, need a quieter system which doesn’t disturb to day-to-day running of the businesses.

Energy efficiency – although the upfront cost of the most energy efficient systems can be higher, the savings over time often justify the initial outlay.

Smart technologies – from temperature, to lighting and security, smart systems can be linked up and controlled from your home or premises. A system which is easy to control usually results in greater energy savings and a more comfortable environment.

From small shops to large commercial buildings, CES have supplied, installed and maintained commercial air conditioning systems for Dorset businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors. We work with the best models from all of the leading manufacturers.

Types of commercial air conditioning systems

With such a wide range of systems available, we understand that the terminology around air conditioning can be confusing. Below, we take a look at the main types of commercial air conditioning systems to help you get a better understanding of which system type will be the best solution for your needs.

Single unit air conditioning

Single unit systems are often a suitable solution for small spaces. Key benefits of single units include:

  • Less expensive and easier to install than other systems.
  • Portable, meaning you can move them between rooms. However, it’s important to consider the weight of the unit which will determine whether you can move the unit with ease.
  • Quick and simple solution, although they can be less effective for temperature control than other units.

CES work with a range of the best single unit air conditioning systems including the M Series by Mitsubishi air conditioning, and wall mounted or floor standing systems by Daikin air conditioning.

Split system air conditioning

Split system air conditioning is typically ideal for:

  • Heating and cooling individual rooms in your premises
  • Compact spaces

Split systems are designed for individual areas of your premises. For example, you may only need to air condition the shop floor area in a retail premises, or the boardroom in an office. In split systems, the compressor is installed on the outside of your premises. The unit that passes air into the premises is either discreetly mounted in a wall or a compact floor standing unit.

Split systems are typically more powerful than a single unit and they are quieter. Split systems can also be more economical than other systems, as you’re only buying and installing one unit, and they use less energy than other systems.

Multi Split air conditioning

Multi split systems are typically ideal for:

  • Heating and cooling multiple rooms
  • Premises with limited space for ducted systems
  • To control room temperatures individually

Multi split systems allow multiple air conditioning units to be run from one single outside compressor. This allows independent temperature control in each room.

Multi split systems provide the most choice and flexibility, as you can install indoor units to suit different rooms; choose from floor standing, ceiling installed, wall mounted and more. Separate controls enable you to adjust the temperature independently in each room, to ensure you keep your staff, customers and everyone in the premises happy and comfortable.

We work with split and multi-split systems from all of the leading manufacturers including Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Toshiba and Hitachi.


Next steps to the ideal commercial air con system for your premises

Our experienced team of air con engineers have been installing commercial air conditioning systems in Dorset shops, offices, warehouses, and a wide range of other premises, for over 25 years.

Air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration is our area of expertise. Whether you are looking to cool down a single room in your small office, or you want the ultimate in climate control for your entire commercial building, contact CES Dorset’s commercial air conditioning specialists, we make installing the perfect commercial air con system a breeze. Contact CES online or call 01202 937 550 now.