An energy-efficient, commercial air conditioning system will keep your rooms and offices at an ideal temperature all year round

What is meant by Commercial Air Conditioning?

All business properties – whether restaurants, small offices, retail spaces or large office complexes – need to maintain a comfortable working environment for both staff and visitors.

Commercial air conditioning systems are designed to cool the air down in summer when it’s hot outside and heat it up in winter when it’s cold.

You simply set the control unit to the desired ambient temperature and the system automatically regulates air flow and temperature.

Air conditioning units can be installed on a room by room basis, so that cooling and heating is tailored to the needs of each individual setting.

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To request a free, no-obligation quote for your air conditioning, call us on 0800 909 8882 or request a call back below.

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What are the Benefits of Air Conditioning?

Commercial properties can benefit from air conditioners in a number of ways including:

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High staff morale

there’s nothing like working in a comfortable office throughout the year.

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Low running costs

modern air conditioning systems are efficient and cheap to run.

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Air filtration

indoor units contain filters that remove dust, pollen and pollutants, ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers

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Silent operation

the latest air conditioning units for commercial spaces are very quiet

Why Infinity Energy Services?

We have an excellent reputation for installing renewable energy, heating and cooling systems for a range of commercial customers:

  • 100s of commercial installations in Hampshire and neighbouring counties
  • Over 10 years of satisfied clients – please contact us for references
  • Experienced, reliable, fully accredited team of engineers and electricians
  • Independent Checkatrade rating of over 9.7 out of 10
  • First-class customer care – before, during and after installation

Where do we install?

Most of the businesses we work with are located in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex and Surrey.

Cities and towns we operate in include Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Havant, Romsey, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Gosport, Farnborough, Andover, Aldershot, Horndean, Locks Heath, Fareham, Fleet, Hythe, Totton, Stubbington, Emsworth, New Milton, Alton and Petersfield.

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Which AC is Best for Commercial Use?

There are several different types of air conditioning unit for business and commercial use. We will carry out a full technical survey and design a system tailored to your company’s requirements. Here are the main options to choose from:

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Single Split

A single split air-conditioning system comprises one outdoor unit supplying heating and cooling via an indoor unit to one room.

This simple, cost-effective set-up works well for small shops, cafes, and any single room or space of modest size.

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Multi Split

A multi split air-conditioner system still has just one outdoor unit, but is powerful enough to control the temperature in more than one room via multiple indoor units. Suitable for large offices, bigger retail spaces, and multi-room buildings in general.

There are three types of multi spilt installation as follows:

Standard Heat Pump based Air-conditioning

The cheapest and easiest solution to install. Requires the least amount of equipment and indoor units can either all be set to cool, or all be set to heat the air.

This is robust technology that is built to last, but is not as energy efficient as VRF systems (see below).

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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pump based Air-conditioning

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems, also known as Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV), allow you to control each indoor unit independently.

For example, you might have one room set to one temperature and another room set to a lower or higher temperature. VRF installations also permit the use of different types of internal unit to suit each room, and you can have some units on while others are off.

Because the outdoor unit can vary the amount of refrigerant it sends to each indoor unit, the overall cost of running a VRF air-conditioner is lower.

With a Heat Pump version of a VRF air conditioning system, the indoor units either all cool the air or all heat the air at the same time. You can’t set some of the units to heat and others to cool.

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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Recovery based Air-conditioning

The VRF aircon systems based on Heat Recovery (rather than Heat Pumps) bring even more flexibility.

They allow you simultaneously to heat some rooms and cool others. Heat recovery VRF air-conditioning is the ultimate multi split installation for user comfort.

It does cost a little more, and is more complex to install, but is the best choice for maximum flexibility.

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Ductless Air-conditoning

Not having to install ducting around your building makes a ductless air-con installation faster, less expensive and much less intrusive.

Fortunately our advanced VRF air-conditioning systems are ductless. The cables and tubes connecting all the various units together are relatively small in diameter and easy to tuck away or hide behind trunking.

Non-split Condenser-less

This type of AC system does away with the outdoor unit. This means an F-Gas certified engineer is not required, reducing the installation cost.

Condenser-less systems are ideal for restaurants, hotel rooms and other hospitality applications.

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Ducted or ‘Central’ Air-conditoning

By contrast, ducted air-conditioner systems – also referred to as central air-conditioning – are made up of a network of ducting and grills.

A centrally located unit uses a fan to blow air through the ducts thereby reaching the rooms. An external unit, comprising a condenser and compressor, is connected up to the central unit.

Sometimes both external and internal units are combined and located outside.

How Much does a Commercial AC System Cost?

The cost of commercial air conditioning depends mainly on:

  • The number of rooms you wish to cool or heat; and
  • What type of technology you select.

Our engineers will survey your building and recommend a specific, fully costed system design.

A simple, single split air-conditioner for a small office can cost as little as £2,000.

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Get in touch with us now for a free quote

Are you ready to start a conversation about an air conditioning installation for your business?

Phone us now on 0800 909 8882, send an email at [email protected] or use our dedicated online form.

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What is the Difference between Commercial Air Conditioning and Residential Air Conditioning?

Air conditioning units for a home or office can be identical. If the room size is relatively small, then a commercial set-up will look very similar to what you would have installed at home.

However, a large commercial space requires a much bigger outdoor unit to be able to maintain a contact temperature. You will find these larger units outside department stores, warehouses and medium-size businesses. They are often placed on the roof to get them out of the way and reduce noise pollution.

Large commercial air conditioner systems also require purpose-built drainage systems to remove all the moisture.

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Ready to take the next step?

Are you ready to start a conversation about installing air conditioning for your business?

If you would like to begin a no-obligation conversation about air conditioning, phone us now on 0800 909 8882, send an email at [email protected] or use our dedicated online form.

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