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Residential’s Guide to Server Room Cooling

technician-checking-systemsWhether you are an office manager or the property manager of a commercial space, server room cooling may apply to you. When people think about commercial HVAC and refrigeration, they often think of the air conditioners up on the roof, or in a food service establishment, they might consider commercial refrigerators and coolers. Server room cooling is a very important part of our commercial services, though.

The server room/computer room of an office space needs protection. Heat-generating equipment can cause hazards, and can also affect the efficiency and safety of the rest of the space. Read on to learn more about our server room cooling services!

What Is Server Room Cooling?

It is vital that you prevent your server room equipment and computers from overheating. It’s not just a question of ensuring that the data on your computers and servers is well protected. It also ensures that your business or commercial space can manage day-to-day operations without a business interruption.

Installing a server room cooling system isn’t as simple as just placing a fan or even a portable AC in there. It’s also not as simple as having your central air conditioner cool the space. This is why it’s so important that you hire a trained and experienced professional who knows what they are doing. More on this below!

Why Is It Important?

You’re likely already well aware that overheating equipment can cause you to lose a server, which is a huge cost to your space. The good news here is that actually losing a server due to overheating is preventable with a specific server room cooling system.

Is It Different Than a Commercial AC System?

Do you know the appropriate temperature setting for your commercial AC system? It’s about 78°F. This is the temperature that most people can stay comfortable at, and any temperature setting lower than this can actually hurt the efficiency of that air conditioner, just causing it to run longer than it should have to in order to do its job.

Do you know what temperature setting your server room needs? About 64°F! Not only would this be a completely inefficient setting for your commercial AC system, but it would also leave the occupants of your commercial space very cold.

A specialized, separate server room cooling system will do the job of keeping your server room functional and safe, while preventing energy waste that you could otherwise have from an overworked central commercial AC system.

Maintaining Your Commercial Systems

Whether we’re talking about your server room cooling or your commercial central air conditioner, professional maintenance is vital. It allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components of the system that needs it so it will work as reliably as it’s supposed to for the years to come.

Your server room cooling system also needs professional installation and care. Whether you’re ready to learn more about these systems or want to schedule maintenance for your existing system, give us a call!

Residential Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for server room cooling in Minneapolis, MN. Contact us today!

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