If your business has a permanent air conditioning system, you may not have ever considered the benefits of renting temporary units. However, temporary AC can still play a vital role in keeping your business in operation even if you’ve previously installed central AC.
An Air Conditioning Emergency
Take, for example, the current state of the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Back in January, the extremely cold weather caused a break in the building’s air conditioning unit. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the library has ordered replacement parts and is waiting several weeks for the delivery. In the meantime, the Birmingham Public Library has been forced to reduce its hours in an effort to limit heat in the building. Once the parts arrive, it will take additional time to actually perform the repairs — which means even more time out of operation. For more information about the library’s closing, check out this article by Fox.
In addition to an unexpected obstacle in employee income and inconveniencing Birmingham residents, the library has another problem. The humidity now entering the building is likely to cause damage to the many books and computers housed there. The same would be true for any business with an air conditioner on the fritz.
Temporary AC is Cost Efficient
Many of these issues could have been avoided if the library would have rented spot coolers while awaiting repairs. Even though public libraries operate on limited funds, the cost of renting AC units is minimal when considering the replacement costs of books and electronic equipment.
What many don’t realize is that it is common practice for a business owner to rent air conditioners when expecting repairs on the main unit, especially in hospitals and data centers. The impact of leaving an entire building to the elements is much more dire than a simple AC rental.