One of the most deadly enemies of almost all electronic equipment and personal productivity is something called “heat”. And that’s where our good friend air conditioning comes into play. But what really is air conditioning? Air conditioning is the automated replacement of heat with air that has been cooled. In the past, most large commercial buildings and manufacturing plants were equipped with industrial air conditioning units fitted to remove any problems associated with the overheating of electronic equipment such as computers, electronic testing instruments, and precision electronic manufacturing equipment.
Machinery that is used to produce important equipment, usually including precise measurements, requires constant cooling to function properly. In such commercial accommodations, personal comfort was often supplementary to equipment maintenance, and those happening to work with or near any kind of equipment that needed to be kept cool, were only random benefactors of industrial air conditioning.
Sick Building Syndrome
A lot has been made, however, of what has come to be known as “sick building syndrome.” This refers to office buildings, schools, manufacturing, production, and other facilities where the air quality is such that workers, students, customers, clients, and visitors to these facilities became sick simply from being in such buildings for a length of time. Naturally, people who were spending time in such surroundings were not too happy about their health being at risk, and why should they not be?
These differing sicknesses were the effect of breathing in and absorbing noxious air and contaminants given off by materials used in the building’s construction, as well as the lack of heating, ventilation and quality air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. And so, an industrial air conditioning system is now crucial to personal comfort and health, which then translates into optimum productivity of workers as well as equipment.
Nowadays, practically all industrial air conditioning units are now either ductless or split air conditioning systems, or a merger of both. The cooling machinery, fans, compressors, condensers, cooling towers, air handling, condensate recovery and discharge components are located at a location outside the building or facility, either on the roof or nearby grounds.
The actual distribution of cool air is carried out by small, compact units located in rooms, offices and spaces throughout the interior of the building. These different locations are separately controlled by thermostats. Such is the beauty and quality of ductless air conditioning. This has seen over recent years a huge reduction in all manner of airborne illnesses and has given employees and employers alike, a much healthier environment within which to work.
And Finally, Regarding Energy Expenditure
Air conditioning has certainly come a very long way since its first appearance on the market as a cooling device for buildings and homes. Almost 20 years ago, back in 2000, air conditioners were using from 30% to 50% less energy than models that were manufactured back in the 1970s. With even more up to date, newer designs, makers have discovered ways to make them even more energy efficient.
Air conditioning – keeping you cool is what it’s all about.