Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 9:31am
Did you know that a massive computer room air conditioning unit may not be the most effective way to cool your data center or server room? Pushing large volumes of chilled air into into a massive room is not only expensive, but it can be inefficient and wasteful. Rather than cooling a unit directly, all of the excess air around the server is chilled, thus adding to the overall cost and time it takes to cool the unit itself.
To reduce waste and improve performance, a commercial portable air conditioner may be the best solution. This is why AmeriCool units include cool air nozzles as a standard feature with every unit. By spot cooling equipment, rather than an entire room, you can maximize the efficiency of your AC unit. Hard rubber casters allow you to roll the unit directly to the server rack, decreasing the distance chilled air must move, and thereby keeping overall temperatures lower. If floor space is limited, you can also install your unit directly to the server rack. These systems are known as close-coupled cooling systems for their proximity to the equipment, and they are especially designed to meet the needs of large server rooms.
Another benefit to close-coupled cooling systems is that if any one component fails, it will only affect that rack, instead of the entire computer room. AmeriCool units go a step further to mitigate the risk of unit failure by including a an auto-restart function. This means that in the case of a power outage, the AC unit will restart automatically to guarantee that equipment will not overheat if nobody is in the office.
If you are interested in energy-efficient cooling solutions, click here to learn more or call us today at 800-680-0725.