As summer goes into full swing, so will air conditioning systems in facilities, warehouses, and businesses around the country. Depending on the weather and the condition of your organization’s air conditioning system, you may find yourself using traditional cooling, a spot cooling system, or a combination of both during this warm season.
Although both spot cooling and traditional air conditioners use similar technology, they have very different applications as well as benefits. Here’s a primer to help you make the best cooling selection this summer.
What is Traditional AC?
Traditional air conditioning is often known as central air conditioning. The system is designed to cool the air in an entire facility using a central compressor and condenser, and then delivering that cooled air through a network of ducts and vents.
Traditional air-conditioning is typically more permanent in nature, a key component of an overall heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system, and expensive to install initially. For facilities that require relatively even cooling throughout, a central air conditioning system is the best solution.
What is Spot Cooling?
Spot coolers, on the other hand, are typically temporary cooling solutions. They can be used to provide extra cooling in certain areas of your facility during extreme weather or when the need for cooling moves around, such as on a construction site.
They are also frequently used as a backup cooling system when a traditional air conditioner requires maintenance, repair, or replacement.
Spot coolers can be rented for these temporary uses, providing a fast and reliable air conditioning solution on an as-needed basis.
Benefits of Portable Spot Coolers
Spot coolers can be more energy-efficient than traditional central air conditioning systems. Since they typically use less energy, they are an affordable cooling solution that can help reduce utility costs and are an excellent option for short-term cooling needs.
Although spot coolers can be used in multiple locations, they are often popular at construction sites or industrial warehouses. It would be extremely costly to cool such a large area on an ongoing basis. However, since groups of employees typically work in a specific area and then move to another, spot cooling can provide temperature- and humidity-controlled environments to keep those employees comfortable in their current work area.
Rent a Spot Cooler Today
Whether you’re looking for a cooling solution for a hospital, retirement home, remodeling site, industrial facility, or data center, renting a spot cooler can be an excellent way to meet cooling needs in the hottest days of summer.
Priority Rental offers several sizes of spot coolers from large industrial air conditioners to smaller, portable spot cooling units. Contact Priority Rental or give us a call for more information today.