Commercial Air Conditioning Installation

Server Room Air Conditioning Installation

Read this quick and easy guide to server room air conditioning to understand your data centre air con options or

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Why get server air conditioning?

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Your networks efficiency

Servers need proper ventilation and cooling to operate at peak performance. Small fans are not a feasible long term solution, get air con as smart as your servers.

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Fires

Can be avoided

Having server room air conditioning stops your servers from overheating and setting on fire, causing huge damage, which can happen in rare circumstances.

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Get caught red handed

There are currently no enforceable laws for server room ventilation, but if there are issues, you are fully responsible for any physical or digital damage caused.

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Save

Hundreds on energy bills

Air conditioning saves at least £350* per winter compared to boilers. Over years you can save more than air conditioning installation costs. Plus, VAT is 15% less.

Life With Server Room Air Con

Lungs for your businesses brain

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Data centres, whether it’s a few servers or an entire warehouse, need climate control.

By installing server room air conditioning, you avoid the hardware overheating, which can lead to catastrophic failures, irreparable damage to data, lost profits and in some cases, bankruptcy.

Imagine you wake up and check your phone, you see a notification from your air con app. The alert says that some of your server stacks were operating at maximum capacity, causing a dangerous rise in temperatures. Luckily, we installed a system that maintains the ideal temperature automatically, so the alert is coupled with a notification saying the temperature was successfully maintained throughout the night. The disaster was avoided, while you slept comfortably.

Choosing your air con units

The vast number of server room air conditioning systems to choose from makes it difficult to pick one. Here’s what to look out for:

Cooling

All air conditioning units can cool your space, but some will do so more efficiently than others.

Ventilation

Again all air con systems can ventilate your space, but some are better suited to certain room layouts.

Heating

All new air conditioning units can heat your space. Every system we install has complete climate control.

Features

Some units come with special features and additional functions, such as near silent operation.

Design

The shape, colour and material of the unit can be integrated with your server rooms unique design.

Space

Room size needs matching to power output. Units are mostly wall-mounted, some are on the ceiling or floor.

popular aircon designs

From a range of over 380 daikin units

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Ducts

We are one of the server room air conditioning installers in the UK to offer this new breed of air-con. These ducted systems can be installed above data centres by utilising unused loft space. The vents can be very small and embedded in the ceiling, so are the best choice if you do not want a visible unit. Eazyzone is the most cost-effective way to get air conditioning for the whole data centre.

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How many rooms?

We can fit as many as you require

1 unit "split system"

If you only want air conditioning installed in one room.

2+ unit "multi-split system"

Heat or cool multiple areas of a data centre with one outdoor unit.

How Does AC Work?

Air conditioning (also called aircon or AC) is made to cool, heat and filter air.  To do this, it extracts air using fans into the indoor “evaporator” unit, where it passes through the filter of the unit, such as a Titanium Apatite Deodorising Air Purification filter (approved by the National Asthma Council). These filters trap most airborne particulates and decompose odours while absorbing and deactivating bacteria, making them perfect for turning stale air into fresh air.

After the air has been filtered, it circulates around coil structures that are heated or refrigerated based on the temperature in the room compared to your desired warmth. This works because the coils pump mixtures of special gasses that turn to and from liquid in order to transfer heat from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. It is a common misconception that air conditioning takes air in from an outdoor unit and exchanges it through the buildings indoor units. Actually, it is a far more complex process whereby the indoor unit acts as the mouth and lungs of the room, with the outdoor unit acting as a brain that ensures each connected indoor unit is at the proper temperature.

All of this is controlled simply through a wall-mounted thermostat or the Daikin app, which allows remote control from your phone, tablet, car & more.

Confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your server room

The Condenser Unit

The outdoor counterpart to your stylish interior device works with your evaporators to keep each room at the ideal temperature. The large fans in these machines quietly ventilate excess heat and cold from the intricate system of liquid and gas filled coils within, maximising efficiency. The power capability, features and more need to be matched with your interior units, so most customers leave selecting the condenser up to our qualified engineers. 

Our experts select a condenser unit suiting your server room air conditioning needs, so you get to pick how many units you want and where plus the style. You can find out more about different condenser units by using the button below or contact us today and our experts will do the hard work for you.

Server air con running cost

Compared to a standard boiler

On all standard models of commercial air conditioning, the energy efficiency ratio is 1:5, meaning you gain 400% extra energy for every kilowatt you put in.

On a conventional boiler the energy efficiency ratio is 1:0.93, meaning you lose 7% energy for every kilowatt you put in.

7% may not sound like a lot, but if you like to have your heating on during the colder months, it adds up to a lot. In 24 hours your boiler produces around 175 kW (kilowatts) of energy but uses 190 kW to create that heat, meaning you’re paying for an extra 15 kW of wasted energy every day.

The average cost of 1 kilowatt hour in the UK is 16p, so a boiler wastes £3.84 per day compared to air conditioning your server room.

So see how much you could save, and what you could get with that money, by installing server room air conditioning:

one week

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£
Saved per week
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One month

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£
Saved per month
(HDMI projector and screen)

3 Months (winter)

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£
*Saved per winter
(top quality office chair)

Ten winters

£
Saved per decade
(basic interior redesign)

Cost of running server room air con

Compared to a standard desktop computer

The cost of running air conditioning depends on your system, because each is unique. However we can estimate these costs based on our experience in the industry. To make it even easier to understand, we have compared the cost of air conditioning various room sizes to the cost of running .

For the same price of running 1 desktop computer, you could run air con in a small room:

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Medium room AC

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server AC INSTALLATION PROCESS

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When you know what you want, get in touch by calling 0800 088 6392 or using the contact form below

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Our friendly experts will listen to your wants and needs, then arrange a visit to conduct a free site survey

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We get the materials ready and install the system at a time convenient to you, showing you how it works

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Sit back, relax and breath easy with your new air conditioning system. We give you the first service for free

Because air con is so energy efficient, the government only charges 5% VAT instead of 20%, saving £15 for every £100 spent

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Server Room Air Conditioning FAQ

In short, you won’t be able to properly cool a server room without having effective air conditioning installed in order to resolve this issue. There are portable air conditioners that can be bought over the counter and will provide a minor level of both air cooling and air circulation in order to desperately try to keep those servers from operating outside of their optimal temperatures and conditions and ending up damaged and broken. Instead, with our air conditioning installation, you are assured of being able to keep things running smoothly and you can always alter the temperature to be as hot or as cold as you would like it.

There is a preferred and recommended temperature range for server rooms to operate at. The reason for this is due to the nature of a server room. Anything that uses electricity to operate will generate a certain level of heat radiation from the processing of its function. When the notion of heat being generated is multiplied by the multiple servers that the room will contain this can lead to a large amount of heat being generated and leading to substantial problems and damage. Keeping your server room within the temperature range of 20-24 degrees allows for optimal performance without fear of overheating and the possible fires that could occur as a result otherwise. Similarly, by the room not becoming too cold then there isn’t the fear of inadequate performance in this sense either.

When you are approaching air conditioning for a server room it can seem quite daunting and overwhelming to know where to start. This is not something uncommon and we wouldn’t want you to feel as though you cannot inquire with our air conditioning experts who can help you to access the cool, new air perspective towards keeping your servers cool that you are wanting. We don’t expect that anyone will already know or understand how to choose air conditioning or even how it works without having spent time studying the industry. That is where we come in with our air conditioning specialists and their friendly and helpful approach to installing your new air conditioning system.

A server room does require cooling so if anyone has ever informed you otherwise, then they are indeed wrong and this opinion should be disregarded. In a server room will be many servers to facilitate the needs of the business. Therefore, without the correct means in place to be able to either cool or heat the room up as it is needed, then it can lead to improper function and possible serious and expensive damage. Keep those servers in tip-top shape with our air conditioning installation services.

Server rooms definitely do need cooling. A server works at its absolute best when it is kept in an environment where the temperature doesn’t drop below 20 degrees or exceed 24 degrees. This way there is no fear of over-performing and causing a heat-based nightmare and possible electrical fire or becomes too cold and doesn’t function properly either.

Still confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your server room

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